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23,300 Total FREE U.S. Historical Newspaper Links - Second 2018 Update

On this website, the first set of free online links to U.S. historical newspapers was published in February, 2014. Updates were added in June, 2015, …

Genealogy

The Few Birds That Survived The Dinosaur Extinction Had an Unexpected Advantage

So many of them lost their homes.<p>For quite a while now, scientists have known that birds made it through a deadly asteroid catastrophe when most …

Paleontology

Flights of Fancy in Avian Evolution

This Article From Issue<p>January-February 2014<p>Volume 102, Number 1<p>Page 36<p>DOI:<p>People would never imagine the astonishing diversity of birds that once …

Dinosaurs

Face Yoga 101: 4 Anti-Aging Exercises to Do Instead of Facelifts

<i>Ommm.</i> That’s the sound we want to make whenever we start this workout. It’s yoga, but unlike any yoga sequence we’ve tried before—no downward dogs or …

Aging gracefully: Tightening your skin safely and effectively

<b>(CNN) —</b> When it comes to aging, skin shows some of the most visible signs. Wrinkles, thinning and sagging skin, and sun spots known collectively as photoaging have all led to explosive growth in the global anti-aging skin care market.<p>In addition, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation, one in five …

Skin Care

This 15-30 minute routine makes your brain healthier, younger, and smarter

“Everything popular is wrong”  —  Oscar Wilde<p>In the book, <i>BLUE ZONES: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest</i><i>,</i> author Dan …

Albert Einstein

Tentative Thoughts on the Use of Geneology Sites to Solve Crimes

As many readers know, the Golden State Killer appears to have been finally caught using a geneology site, GEDmatch.com. This raises some really …

These Are the Dinosaurs That Didn't Die

More than 10,000 species still roam the Earth. We call them birds.<p>This story appears in the <i>May 2018</i> issue of National Geographic magazine.<p>Nestled among white-sand beaches and brightly colored resorts, the mangrove swamps along Mexico’s Yucatán coast are a paradise for birds and the people who enjoy …

Paleontology

Five of the best Alzheimer's blogs

Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia and affects more than 5 million people in the United States. After a diagnosis, many people …

Dementia

Breakthrough: Researchers fix Alzheimer's gene

Groundbreaking research shows, for the first time, how the most well-known genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease causes signs in human brain …

Neuroscience

Why Lorri Neilsen Glenn explores her family's history in Following the River

Lorri Neilsen Glenn's <i>Following the River: Traces of Red River Women</i> looks into the author's family history and her Cree-Métis ancestry via the tragic …

One million birds killed illegally every year at a wildlife site in Iran

A million wild birds a year are now being killed illegally at a single wildlife site in Iran. That is the stark warning from conservationists who say highly endangered migratory species face being wiped out in the near future there unless urgent action is taken.<p>In a letter last week to the journal</i> …

Wildlife

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

This Device Could Be the Answer to Your Sinus Congestion — and It's Under $20

If you've ever noticed some time near the water at the beach makes you feel a lot better when you're congested, you aren't alone. Salt water and salty air have a lot of health properties, and sometimes we can get some of those benefits of the salt without being anywhere near the beach, via a salt …

Sinusitis

5 chilling charts show why Americans in the South live shorter lives

Year after year, southern states consistently rank among the worst in the US for health and wellness.<p>This is not a new trend. The rankings have changed little over the last quarter century. What's causing residents of Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana and other southern states to live such short …

UnitedHealth

Armchair Birding In Panama

Not all of us can afford to travel, although most of us would love to feel like we can. Thanks to the magic of birdcams, now we can watch live streams of wild birds living in far away places — almost as if we are really there<p>About one month ago, I discovered a lovely live streaming bird feeder …

Birds

This is what happens to your brain and body when you check your smartphone before bed

Staring at screens right before sleep turns out to be a lot worse than previously thought. Dr Dan Siegel, clinical professor of psychiatry at the …

The Brain

The 12 Best Books About Birds And Birding Of 2017

Whether you are giving gifts to others or to yourself this holiday season, this list of the best popular science books of 2017 about birds and birding is a great place to start reading and gifting<p>When it comes to books about birds and birding, I allow myself to share a couple extra titles above the …

Birds

6 Side Effects of Too Much Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a spice made from the inner bark of the <i>Cinnamomum</i> tree.<p>It is widely popular and has been linked to some impressive health benefits, …

A Revolutionary New Hearing Aid

Invisible, Easy to Use,<br>Rechargeable<p>See why Eargo® has people talking:<p>“The hearing aid of the future” -TechCrunch<br>• “This funky looking hearing aid is …

Hearing Aids

'Missing link' bolsters bold theory on dino evolution

An oddball, vegetarian dinosaur with the silhouette of a flesh-ripping velociraptor, whose fossilised remains were unearthed in southern Chile 13 …

Scott Pruitt Ends an Obama Administration Abuse of Power

The EPA administrator has announced he will end the 'sue and settle' scheme implemented by his predecessors.<p>There’s a new day dawning at the …

Memory problems? This brain workout can help

Can't remember your sister's phone number? Feeling a little rusty at long division? Did you <i>almost</i> forget how to drive to your parents' house? If you answered yes to any of these questions, your brain might need a workout.<p>Yes, you read that right — much like a cardio workout for your heart, there is …

How Do I Legally Prove Native American Ancestry?

For this week’s column, we decided to address a topic that comes up frequently in your questions:<p><i>How does one legally establish Native American</i> …

10 Facts About the Great Auk

01<p>of 11<p>Meet the Great Auk, the Penguin-Like Bird of the Northern Hemisphere<p>We all know about the Dodo Bird and the Passenger Pigeon, but for a large …

8 Great Summer Birding Trails

<b>Maine Birding Trail</b><br>From waves lapping a rocky coastline to magnificent evergreen forests, Maine is a nature lover's perfect getaway. Within these …

What Are You Looking At? Eleven In-Your-Face Bird Photos

Every year our Audubon Photography Awards produce a wealth of incredible images—and 2017 was no exception. In addition to this year's APA winners, …

8 Ways to Avoid Barking Up the Wrong Family Tree

There is nothing more frustrating than finding out the ancestors you've been so diligently researching, and have even come to love, aren't really …