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New Orleans Funk Icon Art Neville of the Neville Brothers Dead at 81
New Orleans legend and all-around funk pioneer Art Neville, of Neville Brothers fame, died on Monday at the age of 81. Continue reading New Orleans Funk Icon Art Neville of the Neville Brothers Dead at 81
Scientists Extracted Liquid Blood From 42,000-Year-Old Foal Found in Siberian Permafrost
Last August, a group of mammoth tusk hunters unearthed the nearly intact remains of a 42,000-year-old foal during an expedition to Siberia’s Batagaika crater. Preserved by the region’s permafrost, or permanently frozen ground, the young horse showed no signs of external damage, instead retaining its skin, tail and hooves, as well as the hair on its legs, head and other body parts. Continue reading Scientists Extracted Liquid Blood From 42,000-Year-Old Foal Found in Siberian Permafrost
Smithsonian Curator Weighs in on Legacy of Frank Robinson, Barrier-Breaking Baseball Great
During his 21 seasons as an outfielder, first with the Cincinnati Reds and later with the Baltimore Orioles among other teams, Major League Baseball hall of famer Frank Robinson accumulated some of the best stats in baseball history. He hit 586 career home runs, was named an All-Star 14 times and remains the only player to earn the Most Valuable Player award in both leagues, receiving the title in 1961 for his work with the Reds and in 1966 while playing for the Orioles, respectively.
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L.A. County Coroner Concludes Tom Petty Died of an Accidental Overdose
Nearly four months after Tom Petty died at the age 66, the Los Angeles County coroner has revealed the singer’s cause of the death.
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What to Know About Donating Your Body to Science
We’ve all heard of donating your body to science, but what does it really mean? Let’s talk about what happens when you give your body to further medical research and education. (We won’t be discussing donation of individual organs or tissues, which is covered here.)
Content warning: There are some potentially disturbing images of dead bodies throughout this story.
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This river ecosystem hinges on thousands of drowned, rotting wildebeest
When we die, our bodies become the grass, and the antelope eat the grass. And so we are all connected in the great Circle of Life. Everyone knows that classic line from Disney’s “The Lion King”. Kids and parents might have been slightly less charmed by this variation: The wildebeest must cross the river to eat, and a whole bunch of them die in the process. And then everything in the river gets to feast on their rotting remains. Oh, and their bones continue to leech nutrients into the water even after fish and insects have devoured their flesh. Other organisms also eats the algae that grows on the bones. Basically, some wildebeest need to die, Simba.
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