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Watch: Here's Why Ancient Romans Drew Penises on Everything

Watch: Here's Why Ancient Romans Drew Penises on Everything

1 day ago   |   Geek

A new episode of Smithsonian Channel's 'Mystic Britain' examines the penis carvings on Hadrian's Wall, a legacy of the Roman Empire's 400-year rule in ancient Britain. Watch an...
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New Species of Leech Found Near Washington, DC

New Species of Leech Found Near Washington, DC

2 days ago   |   Geek

Scientists led by Anna Phillips, the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History curator of parasitic worms, describe Macrobdella mimicus, the first new species of...
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Bloodsucker discovered: First North American medicinal leech described in over 40 years

2 days ago   |   Phys.org

Freshwater wetlands from Georgia to New York are home to a previously unrecognized species of medicinal leech, according to scientists at the Smithsonian's National Museum of...
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New water-beetle species show biodiversity still undiscovered in at-risk South American habitats

4 days ago   |   Phys.org

Researchers from the University of Kansas have described three genera and 17 new species of water scavenger beetles from the Guiana and Brazilian Shield regions of South...
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AT&T and CBS kiss and make up after three-week blackout

AT&T and CBS kiss and make up after three-week blackout

9 days ago   |   Phone Arena   |   2 articles

It's been almost three weeks since all CBS channels have been removed from AT&T's DirecTV, DirecTV Now due to the companies' inability to find a middle ground when it comes to...
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Watch: 13-Foot ‘Queen of the Pythons' Lays Massive Clutch of Eggs

Watch: 13-Foot ‘Queen of the Pythons' Lays Massive Clutch of Eggs

12 days ago   |   Geek

A new special on Smithsonian Channel examines the life of a massive African rock python, the 'Queen of the Pythons,' as she becomes a new mother with a single goal - to protect...
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Bats use leaves as mirrors to find prey in the dark

16 days ago   |   Phys.org

On moonless nights in a tropical forest, bats slice through the inky darkness, snatching up insects resting silently on leaves-a seemingly impossible feat. New experiments at...
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Watch: Rare Albino Orangutan Alba Goes to ‘Orangutan Jungle School'

Watch: Rare Albino Orangutan Alba Goes to ‘Orangutan Jungle School'

17 days ago   |   Geek

'Orangutan Jungle School,' a new docuseries on Smithsonian Channel Plus offers a look at how Alba , a rare albino orangutan, learned the skills she needed to survive after...
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Verizon adds Washington DC, Atlanta, Detroit and Indianapolis to list of 5G cities

17 days ago   |   TechCrunch   |   6 articles

This morning Verizon flipped the 5G switch on four additional cities. Washington DC, Atlanta, Detroit and Indianapolis join Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis/St. Paul and Providence...
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The Knight Foundation launches $750,000 initiative for immersive technology for the arts

21 days ago   |   TechCrunch

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is looking for pitches on how to enhance and augment traditional creative arts through immersive technologies . Through a partnership...
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Huawei will reportedly get another 90-days to obtain U.S. supplies for...

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Animation hidden in latest WatchOS 6 beta reveals something important about the Apple Watch

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Dragon Age 4's Lead Producer Leaves BioWare

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Persona 5 Royal Releasing In The West In Spring, New Overview Trailer

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At today's Atlus Art Show, the developer and Sega subsidiary showed off art from their games, including Persona. It made sense, then, as a place to announce a release window... Read more ...