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Did you know you can read online or download PDFs of 375 Met titles will full text in our publishing portal MetPublications? This resource will eventually offer access to nearly all books, “Bulletins,” and “Journals” published by the Met since its founding in 1870. http://met.org/1511nEs Mary Cassatt (American, 1844–1926) | Nurse Reading to a Little Girl | 1895

The historic eruption of Vesuvius, the volcano responsible for burying the towns of Herculaneum and Pompeii occurred on this day in A.D. 79. Featured Artwork of the Day: Alfred William Hunt (British, 1830–1896) | View of the Bay of Naples with Vesuvius, Smoking, in the Distance (Evening) | 1871 http://met.org/19tneGg

The goshawk is an incredibly fast bird of prey. Watch this slow-motion clip from Smithsonian Channel to catch all the action of a mighty bird on the hunt: http://s.si.edu/155sm1M (Photo by Smithsonian Channel)

“Photography and the American Civil War” features more than 200 of the finest and most poignant photographs of the war. Closing September 2, the exhibition examines the evolving role of the camera during the nation’s bloodiest war. http://met.org/16VD1vy Reed Brockway Bontecou (American, 1824–1907) | [Wounded Soldiers on Cots, possibly at Harewood Hospital] | 1865

Dog Lovers, Happy National Dog Day! We'd love to hear your favorite dog story! Share it with us in the comments section below. Here's ours, the tale of Owney The Railway Mail Dog: From 1888 until his death in 1897, Owney rode with Railway Mail Service clerks and mailbags all across the nation. The Railway Mail Service clerks adopted Owney as their unofficial mascot, marking his travels by placing medals and tags from his stops on his collar. By the early 1890s, the traveling postal dog was a regular feature in newspapers across the country as Owney visited town after town. Read all about Owney from the Smithsonian National Postal Museum: http://s.si.edu/1dhlQXW

Tate on Twitter: "“The tricks of today are the truths of tomorrow” Happy birthday artist Man Ray, born in 1890! http://t.co/97QdKSYeGn http://t.co/F1bekYxzoI"

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Space and Beyond: NGC 1232: Dwarf Galaxy Caught Ramming Into a Large Spiral Observations with Chandra X-ray Observatory have revealed a giant cloud of superheated gas in a galaxy about 60 million light years from Earth. More info from Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory: http://s.si.edu/1aMg6Ew

‘Cornfields at Somerton’, Claude Rogers, 1961 | Tate

Catalogue entry<p><b>Claude Rogers</b> 1907-1979<p>T03848 <b>Cornfields at Somerton</b> 1961<p>Oil on canvas 1016 x 1266 (40 x 49 7/8)<br>Inscribed ‘C. Rogers | July 14 - Sept …

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How do birds remember their migratory route? Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and University of Maryland biologist Thomas Mueller explains how the wise older birds lead the way. Working with records from a long-term effort to reintroduce critically endangered whooping cranes in the Eastern U.S., a research team found evidence that these long-lived birds learn their migration route from older cranes, and get better at it with age. Read the full story: http://s.si.edu/1duQJt1 (Photo Credit: Mehgan Murphy, Smithsonian's National Zoo)

Imagining Chelsea Manning: The Science of Sex Changes

Experts describe what Bradley Manning could expect from hormone therapy and gender reassignment surgery.<p><b>When the transgender pioneer Christine Jorgensen returned home from sexual reassignment surgery in Denmark in 1955, the tabloids were unforgiving:</b> "<b>Bronx GI Becomes a Woman!</b>" <b>Today, some still</b> …

Ankara, Turkey

The Alberta Story: Wildlife Crossing in Banff

My very first job out of high school was cleaning up roadkill, all along the highways and back roads in my county. It was very depressing.<p>There’s nothing like picking up dead deer and smushed racoons all summer to convince a kid that going to college isn’t such a bad idea. It also had a profound …

The Wonderful World of Arthropods

<i>Victoria Hillman is a National Geographic Explorer and Research Director for the Transylvanian Wildlife Project overseeing research on carnivores and biodiversity of Europe’s last great wilderness. Follow the expedition here on Explorers Journal through updates from the team.</i><p>—–—<p>Invertebrates are …

Climbing On Mount Denali

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Five Reasons to Eat Watermelon

Studies link the summer treat to many health benefits.<p><b>Big, sloppy slices of watermelon served at a picnic table are the quintessential summer snack—sweet enough to be dessert but, as several recent studies remind us, good for our health as well. (And only 84 calories per wedge!)</b><p><b>1. It soothes sore</b> …

Morella, Spain

National Zoo's Stillborn Panda Shows Challenges of Raising Cubs

Twin was never alive in womb; firstborn cub healthy, experts say.<p><b>A day after the National Zoo's giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth to a live cub, she delivered a twin that was stillborn, according to the zoo.</b><p>Born Saturday night, the second cub had "developmental abnormalities" and was never alive, …

Sharpest Views of the Cosmos Ever

<b>Astronomers have built a new astro-camera that, when fitted onto the largest observatories on Earth, can snap photos of the universe twice as sharp as the famed Hubble Space Telescope.</b><p>With the newly developed technology, giant telescopes can reach their theoretical limits of resolution in visible …

Oldest Evidence of Cooking With Spices Found, Scientists Say

Prehistoric Europeans cooked with peppery garlic mustard seeds, study finds.<p><b>Ancient European hunter-gatherers were using garlic mustard seeds to give their foods a peppery kick as far back as 6,000 years ago.</b>

Flying Solo on Nantucket

Every summer our family rents a house in <b>Nantucket</b>, an island 30 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where we spend our vacation riding bikes along cranberry bogs, bodysurfing waves in the Atlantic, and kayaking to Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge to look for shells.<p>This summer, all three …

Clean Water or Clearcuts for Oregon?

Big decisions are looming for management of 2.8 million acres of Oregon’s public forestlands – an area covering the size of more than eight Crater Lake National Parks. Because legislation concerning management of the so-called O&C lands could end up undermining some of our nation’s bedrock …

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Pictures: Battling the Yosemite Rim Fire

Firefighters battle the massive Rim Fire, one of the largest wildfires in recent California history, which menaces Yosemite National Park.

On the Alaskan Tundra: Picking & Preserving Berries for Winter Months

<i>National Geographic Young Explorers Jenny Miller, Sarah Robert and Charu Jaiswal are embarking on a one-month expedition to Alaska to document food scarcity and a revival of hunting and gathering among young people. Follow team’s updates from the field on Explorers Journal</i>.<p>——<p>On Friday evening we …

“Homer was the World’s Cat”—a Commemorative Tribute to the Blind ‘Wonder Cat’

Changing Planet<p>This afternoon, I read about the passing of Homer, the feline inspiration for the 2009 international bestseller <i>Homer’s Odyssey</i>. I was touched by the author’s—Gwen Cooper’s— commemorative tribute to the blind and black cat published online in Huffington Post.<p>In the obituary, Gwen …

Meet 115, the Newest Element on the Periodic Table

The extremely heavy element was just confirmed by scientists in Sweden.<p><b>If you've learned all the elements from actinium to zirconium, it's time to head back to the periodic table, where there's a new, extremely heavy element in town.</b><p><b>The new element doesn't have an official name yet, so scientists</b> …