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International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

This year’s celebration marks the launch of the International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024).
23 Aug 2015

America Releases Freedmen's Bureau Records

The Freedmen’s Bureau was organized near the end of the American Civil War to assist newly freed slaves in 15 states and the District of Columbia.
3 Jul 2015

Skeletons Reveal Spread of Indo-European Mother Language Through Europe

The latest study from the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA suggests that some of this language spread to Europe more recently than thought, approximately 4500 years ago.


Gay Rights Struggle in Russia Depicted in World Press Photo of the Year

The 58th edition of the contest drew 97,912 images by 5,692 press photographers, photojournalists, and documentary photographers from 131 countries.

Evolution: Scientist Confirms Marine Species Are What They Eat

Skull comparisons reveal how land animals evolved to feed in the sea.

Zoologist Discovers 19 New Species of Praying Mantis and Names One After Al Gore.

Among the new species, Liturgusa algorei, is named for Albert Arnold "Al" Gore Jr., former vice president of the United States of America.

The Infectious Dead: Morticians at Risk from TB in Human Remains

How long do infectious diseases survive in corpses?

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2006 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

Free uninterrupted live streaming video coverage online from the 2006 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

2006 Sundance Film Festival Award Winners

Christopher Quinn's 'God Grew Tired of Us', a story about Sudanese lost boys in the late 1980s and 'Quinceanera', a tale of disaffected Latino teenagers come of age in the Echo Park district of Los Angeles are among this year's big winners.

2008: Year of the Rat, Leap Year...and Now, Year of the Frog?

While those celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year mark 2008 as the Year of the Rat, and much of the world attaches mystical significance to 2008 as a leap year, 2008 has also been designated the "Year of the Frog".
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