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Friday, June 20, 2014
US museum explores human rights
A new museum about the history of civil rights opens next week in Atlanta, the city where Martin Luther King Jr. was based. But the National Center for Civil and Human Rights also explores other human rights struggles, from women's rights and LGBT issues to immigration and child labor.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Stamp sells for record US$9.5 mil. in New York
An incredibly rare 19th century postage stamp, a tiny one-cent magenta from British colonial Guyana, sold for a world record US$9.5 million at a New York auction on Tuesday.
Hidden painting found in Picasso masterpiece
Scientists and art experts have found a hidden painting beneath one of Pablo Picasso's first masterpieces, “The Blue Room,” using advances in infrared imagery to reveal a bow-tied man with his face resting on his hand. Now the question that conservators at The Phillips Collection in Washington hope to answer is simply: Who is he?
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Joe Sacco's first impressions of World War I were forged as a schoolboy in Australia, more than four decades ago.
Monday, June 16, 2014
Dachen Islands evacuation photos look back in time
A photo exhibition on the evacuation of the Dachen Islands will be held from June 17 to July 16 at Taipei's Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, ahead of next year's 60th anniversary of the mass retreat.
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Sunday, June 15, 2014
Ballet competition opening in Mississippi
Young dancers from six continents were rehearsing at sites across Mississippi's capital city Friday, running through performances that they've been preparing for months or even years to display at the USA International Ballet Competition.
Dinosaurs weren't cold-blooded — like modern-day reptiles — nor were they warm-blooded — like mammals and birds, according to a study out Friday aiming to answer a question that has intrigued paleontologists for decades.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
When Lina Safar moved from her native Syria to Florida with her U.S.-born husband in 2010, she assumed she would return occasionally, see her family, walk in her neighborhood and shop at her favorite markets.
Syrian-born artist Lina Safar now helps child war refugees
Multiplayer action has been part of video-games going back to “Pong,” and ever since home consoles went online, few major games are released without some way to compete or cooperate with friends.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
The National Palace Museum in Taipei and National Museum of Natural Science in Taichung have been ranked among the world's 20 most popular museums in 2013 by a U.S. business association.
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