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Article ID: 694903

Smithsonian Snapshot: “Get This Man a Shield!”

Smithsonian Institution

Marvel Comics’ Captain America rarely leaps into action without his virtually indestructible red, white and blue shield, whether in the pages of comic books or on the big screen. This shield was made in 2013 and used by actor Chris Evans from 2013 to 2015 in the Captain America films. It is now in the collections of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. It is not currently on display.

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21-May-2018 7:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694652

C’Mon Get Happy: Upbeat Songs by Female Singers Dominate the Charts, UCI Study Finds

University of California, Irvine

Roll over, Beethoven. Elvis Presley too. Female singers with upbeat dance songs are far more likely to make the bestseller music charts, according to new findings by University of California, Irvine researchers. Yet the number of happy songs has declined in recent years, while more negative tunes are increasing.

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15-May-2018 7:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694623

Why Are We So Interested in the Royal Wedding?

University of Georgia

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15-May-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694385

Co-Writer of the Black Panther Comics to Speak at Kellogg

Northwestern University

Award-winning novelist Nnedi Okorafor, co-writer of the Black Panther comics, will discuss Afrofuturism and African-based science fiction Thursday (May 10) at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.The talk, which begins at 5:15 p.m., is free and open to the public. Registration is required.The widely acclaimed Black Panther movie has revived conversations about Afrofuturism and brought the issue to the global stage.

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10-May-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694341

Texas A&M Study: Tasty Turtle Dish Had Some Facing Extinction

Texas A&M University

Funny thing about restaurant menus. They often are among the best gauges of telling us how tastes have changed – quite literally – and how economic good times come and go.

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10-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693759

Baylor University’s Truett Seminary Announces 12 Most Effective Preachers in English-Speaking World

Baylor University

The 12 most effective preachers in the English-speaking world have been identified in a survey by the Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary. Scholars of homiletics made the selections from nearly 800 nominees.

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2-May-2018 1:20 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693760

InterPlanetary Festival Announces June Lineup

Santa Fe Institute

Seamus Blackley, Cory Doctorow, Ashton Eaton, Kate Greene, Annalee Newitz, Scott Ross, Martine Rothblatt, Neal Stephenson, and Pete Worden among luminary panelists and performers to converge in Santa Fe June 7-8, 2018

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1-May-2018 6:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693669

The Flying Disc so Big It Was Mistaken for a UFO

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Before the days of drones, two UNLV engineering professors were looking for a way to engage their students beyond textbook exercises. So, naturally, they gravitated toward flying discs. Big ones. This is their story.

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27-Apr-2018 4:25 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693641

‘It’s Absolutely Time to Modernize FDA Regulation of Cosmetics’

Northwestern University

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27-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693564

Billy Payne’s Olympian Triumph

University of Georgia

UGA alumnus’ successful campaign to land the Centennial Games put Atlanta on the international map

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26-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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