Megan Colvin

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In 1939 the US turned away a Jewish refugee ship. This Twitter account commemorates the victims.

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, remembering the refugees the US refused to save.<p>Friday, January 27, is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It may also become the day President Donald Trump signs an executive order banning all refugees from entering the US for four months, and banning Syrian …

A Sack Filled With an Enslaved Mother’s Love

The story of slavery in the United States is one of brutality, splintered families, and erasure. For many descendants of enslaved people, genealogies …

Must watch: After this dog gave birth, she gently delivered all her puppies to her foster mom

You know how the world sometimes feels like it’s ending? Yeah, because SAME. Fear not, though — because good things exist and love is real, ya’ll! …

Pets

Just Back: San Miguel de Allende

Travel photographer and National Geographic Student Expeditions leader <b>Jill Schneider</b> (on Instagram @jillhsphotography) just got back from a trip to the charming colonial town of <b>San Miguel de Allende, Mexico</b>, with two of her best friends.<p>Here are some of the highlights from her adventure, in her own …

Mexico

The Right Way to Apply—and Remove—Eye Makeup if You Wear Contacts

Peace out, irritation.<p>If you prefer contacts over glasses, you’ve probably experienced itching or redness in your eyes from your makeup at one point or another. Luckily, by making a few easy changes to your beauty routine, you can ensure that you never deal with frustrating irritation again. Just …

Makeup

Tequila 101

The ritual looked simple enough: Lick the back of your hand, sprinkle salt on it, lick the salt, knock back a jigger of distilled cactus juice, and suck a lime wedge. Trouble is, those things tended to get mixed up: lime preceded salt, tequila followed, everything dribbling from my chin as the …

50 Old British Dialect Words We Should Bring Back

In 1905, the Oxford University Press published the sixth and final volume of <i>The English Dialect Dictionary</i>, a compilation of local British words and …

Language

11 Tricks for Telling Authentic Articles from Fakes

When you open your wallet to make a purchase, you want to make sure you’re getting the genuine article rather than a knockoff. Here’s how you can …

Who's Buried in Largest Tomb in Northern Greece? New Finds Raise Intrigue

A relative of Alexander the Great may lie in the 2,300-year-old burial site.<p>Fans of ancient history are laying bets on who was buried in the dark heart of a massive marble-walled tomb that is slowly coming to light in northern Greece.<p>Dating to the tumultuous years surrounding the death of Alexander …

The 5 Fruits with the Highest—and Lowest—Sugar Counts

No, they don't have added sugar—but you should still have a rough idea of how much of the sweet stuff you're taking in.<p>Let’s start with this: Naturally occurring sugar is definitely preferable to the added kind. Still, you should have a general idea of how much you’re taking in each time you chow …

Nutrition

22 Little Kids And Their Big Dogs

Despite their sometimes fearsome appearance, larger or even giant dog breeds can make especially good family friends, loving and protecting your …

Pets

16 Of The Most Magnificent Trees In The World

How do I love thee, tree? Let me count the ways; you change carbon dioxide into the oxygen we breathe, you sequester carbon, and you provide shelter …

888,246 Poppies Pour Like Blood From The Tower Of London To Remember The Fallen Soldiers Of WWI

This summer, the Tower Of London will be surrounded by a sea of crimson. This installation, conceived by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, …

Civil Rights Museum in Mississippi Arouses Hope—and Distrust

The museum was meant to heal wounds, but some ask whether the state can truly own its shameful past.<p>When Mississippi decided to build a civil rights museum in 2011, it was hailed as a watershed event for a state that was one of the most virulently racist and violent during the turbulent civil …

30 Death-Defying Photos That Will Make Your Heart Skip A Beat

If looking down from the edge of a cliff or a tall office building gives you a little thrill in the depths of your tummy, then here’s a post that …

2,500-Year-Old Greek Statues Sparkle After Facelift

A special laser removes decades of grime from iconic marble statues in Athens.<p>Four marble maidens from ancient Greece have just gotten a facelift. Using a specially designed laser, conservators have labored since 2011 to strip away the black grime that encrusted the statues. Today the final figure …

World refugee day: displaced children from Pakistan to Italy - in pictures

Today is World Refugee Day and the number of people forced to flee their homes across the world has exceeded 50 million for the first time since the second world war. Half of them are children

Mexico's Natives Didn't Mix Much, New Study Shows

The first research project studying the genetic makeup of Mexicans highlights their differences.<p>Though one country politically, the genetics of indigenous Mexicans shows that their ancestors were very distinct groups that mixed remarkably little. A study published today in <i>Science</i> found more genetic …

New Evidence Ties Illegal Antiquities Trade to Terrorism, Violent Crime

In Cambodia and beyond, archaeologists and criminologists are fighting the underground trade in cultural treasures.<p>A small convoy of military trucks rumbled to a stop at the site of the ancient Banteay Chhmar temple in northern Cambodia. The armed men inside—members of a rogue military unit—set up …

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Travel

25 Reasons Why Scotland Must Be On Your Bucket List

Scotland is more than just kilts and haggises – as a country with a rich and ancient history and striking natural landscapes, it is a great …

Baby Rhino Scared To Sleep Alone At Night After Losing Mother To Ruthless Poachers

When Gertje the baby rhino was found crying inconsolably next to his mother, who had been killed by poachers in South Africa for her horn, animal …

There’s A Mystical Forest In Belgium All Carpeted With Bluebell Flowers

Believe it or not, the mystical and fairy tale-like forest portrayed in these beautiful photos actually exists – it’s called Hallerbos (or Halle …

Spanish draft law allows dual nationality for Sephardic Jews | Reuters

MADRID (Reuters) - The Spanish government approved a draft law on Friday allowing descendants of Sephardic Jews expelled from the country in 1492 to seek Spanish nationality without giving up their current citizenship.<p>Although the law must be approved by Spanish parliament before it can become the …

This Puppy Makes a Splash -- By Driving a Car Into a Pond

After her walk on Sunday, Rosie the three-month-old German Shepherd was so excited she jumped into her owner’s Dodge Neon, put it in gear, hit the …

Father Takes Heartwarming Photos Of His Children And Their Animals In Rustic Village In Poland

Sebastian Łuczywo is a father-of-two who creates stunning and heart-warming photos of his family and pets in a small, quaint and beautiful rural …

Models Dive 25 Meters To An Underwater Shipwreck In Bali For A Literally Breathtaking Photoshoot

Benjamin Von Wong, a Montreal-based photographer known for his complicated productions and fantastic images bristling with power, has completed an …

4th Death From Mad Cow Disease Confirmed in U.S.

Health officials believe the victim was infected overseas.<p>Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed the fourth death in the United States from a rare, fatal brain disorder linked to eating meat from cows with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also known as …

Frostie The Adorable Baby Goat Takes First Steps With Tiny Wheelchair

Frostie was born with a severe case of joint navel ill, leaving his two hind legs crippled<p>The Edgar’s Mission farm animal sanctuary in Australia put …