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Almanac Details Island Life in 1864

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A new almanac from the Public Archives and Records Office is telling the story of life on P.E.I. 150 years ago.

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'Emancipation Proclamation' Sold at Auction

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Reuters (June 27, 2012) — An 1864 copy of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by US President Abraham Lincoln sells for just over two million dollars (USD) at auction.
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Modern Life Comes to Nepal Himalayas

Modern Life Comes to Nepal Himalayas

AFP (Oct. 9, 2012) — In the Nepalese hamlet of Simen, five days' walk from the nearest town, children pay for schooling with wood or animal dung, and life appears untouched by modern life -- but change is coming.
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DNA Study Says Cloning Dinosaurs Is Impossible

DNA Study Says Cloning Dinosaurs Is Impossible

Newsy (Oct. 10, 2012) — New research on ancient DNA shows the life molecule has a half-life of 521 years, nowhere near long enough to get dino DNA.
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An Animated View of the "Unsinkable" Titanic

An Animated View of the "Unsinkable" Titanic

AP (Apr. 13, 2012) — As history buffs mark the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's ill-fated voyage, the Associated Press takes a look at the construction details of a ship that was once thought to be unsinkable.
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