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Как белорусы открыли миру Байкал
На каторге, в голоде и холоде чужой земли ссыльные после восстания 1863 года белорусы сумели не только выжить, но и совершить научные открытия
Ученые: Викинги оказались любителями кошек
Генетики предполагают, что первая волна увлечения кошками возникла из-за грызунов, которые вредили хранилищам зерна.
Daily Quiz for September 25, 2016

The actual name of Boston’s Old North Church is this.

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How natural selection acted on one penguin species over the past quarter century
Biologists combed through 28 years' worth of data on Magellanic penguins to search for signs that natural selection -- one of the main drivers of evolution -- may be acting on certain penguin traits.
Daily Quiz for September 24, 2016

As the wealthiest person in America, Stephen Girard helped to finance the War of 1812 and left the bulk of his estate to provide this to the underprivileged.

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Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers: 100 Years Ago: “New 'Tanks' Are Things of Horror,” Harrisburg Telegraph, September 19, 1916

In September 1916, British military forces debut a new weapon of war on the battlefields of France – the "tank." One reporter describes the machines as "incredible as a nightmare or one of Jules Verne’s fantastic imaginings.” Read more about it!

Ice Man, Ötzi: A treacherous murder with links to Central Italy
The copper used to make Ötzi's axe blade did not come from the Alpine region as had previously been supposed, but from ore mined in southern Tuscany. Ötzi was probably not involved in working the metal himself, as the high levels of arsenic and copper found in his hair had, until now, led us to assume. His murder over 5,000 years ago seems to have been brought about due to a personal conflict a few days before his demise, and the man from the ice, despite his normal weight and active life-style, suffered from extensive vascular calcification.
Oxygen levels were key to early animal evolution, strongest evidence now shows
It has long puzzled scientists why, after 3 billion years of nothing more complex than algae, complex animals suddenly started to appear on Earth. Now, a team of researchers has put forward some of the strongest evidence yet to support the hypothesis that high levels of oxygen in the oceans were crucial for the emergence of skeletal animals 550 million years ago.
Daily Quiz for September 23, 2016

This first American to be appointed a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church was this man.

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