May 24th, 2016

Science from NPR: Secrets Of The Snowy Owl (YouTube). “We followed a young owl named Baltimore’s PRECISE route from a beach in Maryland to an island in Canada.”

More info at NPR.org: We Followed A Snowy Owl From Maryland To Ontario by Adam Cole.

Grand Canyon in Depth

May 23rd, 2016

Grand Canyon NPS: Grand Canyon in Depth (YouTube playlist).

Each episode is between 8 and 10 minutes long:

Almost 70 years ago

May 22nd, 2016

The New Yorker, August 31, 1946: Hiroshima by John Hersey. The article was later pubished as a book.

“Hersey’s account of the aftermath of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, was adjudged the finest piece of American journalism of the 20th century by a 36-member panel associated with New York University’s journalism department.”

Surprisingly, the cover of the issue of The New Yorker didn’t prepare the reader for what was inside. You can see photos of the six people described in the article here.

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Traveling to New Mexico

May 21st, 2016

Only In Your State: New Mexico.

Traveling to Colorado

May 20th, 2016

Only In Your State: Colorado.