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Ancient Plague's DNA Revived From A 1,500-Year-Old Tooth

Ancient Plague's DNA Revived From A 1,500-Year-Old Tooth | Current Events and History | Scoop.it
Plague may have hastened the fall of the Roman Empire. Its DNA reveals ancient roots in China.
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How did so many soldiers survive the trenches?

How did so many soldiers survive the trenches? | Current Events and History | Scoop.it
Dan Snow explores the reality of life in the trenches
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The Forgotten Virtues of Tammany Hall

The Forgotten Virtues of Tammany Hall | Current Events and History | Scoop.it
Political machines served the people when the government didn’t.
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Tammany Hall certainly was guilty of many of the offenses arraigned against it. But those flaws should not overshadow Tammany’s undoubted virtues. The machine succeeded not simply because it could round up votes. It succeeded because it was unafraid of the grunt work of retail politics and because it rarely lost touch with its voters.

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Melting glaciers in northern Italy reveal corpses of WW1 soldiers - Telegraph

Melting glaciers in northern Italy reveal corpses of WW1 soldiers - Telegraph | Current Events and History | Scoop.it
The glaciers of the Italian Alps are slowly melting to reveal horrors from the Great War, preserved for nearly a century
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Hunter-Gatherers Ruined Their Teeth by Eating Too Many Acorns

Hunter-Gatherers Ruined Their Teeth by Eating Too Many Acorns | Current Events and History | Scoop.it
Wild nuts such as acorns, pine nuts and pistachios are highly cariogenic, or those
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Confused about the charter school ruling? A little history helps - The Seattle Times (blog)

Confused about the charter school ruling? A little history helps - The Seattle Times (blog) | Current Events and History | Scoop.it
Confused about the charter school ruling? A little history helps
The Seattle Times (blog)
Company. About us · Employment · Historical archives · Pulitzer prizes · Seattle Times store · Purchase photos · Newspapers In Education.
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Barbed Wire Fences Were An Early DIY Telephone Network

Barbed Wire Fences Were An Early DIY Telephone Network | Current Events and History | Scoop.it
Before Ma Bell came to town, and long before DSL, it was barbed wire, of all things, that brought rural communities together.
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Detoxing in History: the morning after the night before!

Detoxing in History: the morning after the night before! | Current Events and History | Scoop.it
Detoxing in history: the morning after the night before. It’s January. After the festive season is over it’s that time of year when we take stock, count the calories and do our best to offset some ...
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Following ghost tracks of long-forgotten railroad

Following ghost tracks of long-forgotten railroad | Current Events and History | Scoop.it
Between the Atlas Stair Building Co. that looks like a toy house, and Western Plywood, a lumber sales company, there is a wide gap with a few feet of half-buried railroad tracks pointing southwesterly, right through the Mission District.
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Richard III’s Last Act - Archaeology Magazine

Richard III’s Last Act - Archaeology Magazine | Current Events and History | Scoop.it
Leicester, England
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Textbooks Reassess Kennedy, Putting Camelot Under Siege

Textbooks Reassess Kennedy, Putting Camelot Under Siege | Current Events and History | Scoop.it
In the 50 years since his assassination, the image of John F. Kennedy has shifted from tragic hero to flawed leader.
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LOOK: Are These The Bones Of Charlemagne?

LOOK: Are These The Bones Of Charlemagne? | Current Events and History | Scoop.it
Dem bones, dem bones, dem Charlemagne's bones?

After 1,200 years, researchers have confirmed that a collection of bones, long interred in Germany, are those of eighth-century ruler Charlemagne.

Also known as Charles I or Charles the Great, Char...
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10 myths about WW1 debunked

10 myths about WW1 debunked | Current Events and History | Scoop.it
Much of what we think we know about the 1914-18 conflict is wrong, says historian Dan Snow.
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Leoncio Lopez-Ocon's curator insight, January 21, 2014 3:34 PM

10 tópicos sobre la Primera Guerra Mundial cuestionados por el historiador Dan Snow

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What did World War One really do for women?

What did World War One really do for women? | Current Events and History | Scoop.it
World War One saw women enter the workforce in great numbers. But conditions were tough and pay low. Kate Adie finds out what war really did for women
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Grisly Skull Mystery May Have Been Solved At Last

Grisly Skull Mystery May Have Been Solved At Last | Current Events and History | Scoop.it
After 25 years, the mystery behind dozens of mutilated skulls unearthed in London may have been solved -- and the solution isn't very pretty.
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Digging for their lives

Digging for their lives | Current Events and History | Scoop.it
Of the 26 million Russians who died in World War Two, up to four million are still considered "missing in action". But volunteers are searching battlefields to find and bury them.
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Exploring Amelia Earhart's Disappearance

Exploring Amelia Earhart's Disappearance | Current Events and History | Scoop.it
Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared over the Pacific in 1937. What happened to them? There are three main hypotheses -- that is, educated guesses that can be tested through research and exploration.
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History of Alzheimer's: Major Milestones

History of Alzheimer's: Major Milestones | Current Events and History | Scoop.it
100 years after its discovery, we still don’t know exactly what causes Alzheimer's. Here are the major milestones in Alzheimer's history.
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Frozen tundra! 5 coldest games in NFL history - HLNtv.com

Frozen tundra! 5 coldest games in NFL history - HLNtv.com | Current Events and History | Scoop.it
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Frozen tundra! 5 coldest games in NFL history
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"The Ice Bowl" -- This coldest game in NFL history was played on December 31, 1967, between the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys at storied Lambeau Field.
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China uses war memories to enlist UK in territorial dispute against Japan

China uses war memories to enlist UK in territorial dispute against Japan | Current Events and History | Scoop.it
In a letter to the Telegraph on 1 January 2014, Chinese ambassador to the United Kingdom Liu Xiaoming attempts to bring the UK around to its side in the war of public opinion against Japan. Here is...
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Social Media Lessons From History's Great Writers

Social Media Lessons From History's Great Writers | Current Events and History | Scoop.it
Success on social media has a lot to do with how you write, but more importantly your strategy and process. We can learn a lot from history's great writers.
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