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Recreating San Francisco Before the 1906 Earthquake

Recreating San Francisco Before the 1906 Earthquake (Mar. 6, 2013) — Join us for a behind the scenes look at the making of the Academy's newest planetarium show: Earthquake: Evidence of a Restless Planet. You will go on a journey that takes you through the whole process from inception to production. A sweeping geological journey, Earthquake explores the forces that transform the surface of our planet. After a stunning flight over the San Andreas Fault, audiences travel back in time to experience San Francisco's infamous 1906 earthquake. Data-driven visualizations illustrate Earth's story, revealing how subtle motions and sudden ruptures have shaped our planet over eons-and how geological activity influences the course of human history. This is the Academy's fourth planetarium show since reopening the Academy under one living roof. This event takes place in the Koret Auditorium at the San Francisco Public Library Main.
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Malians Vow to Protect Ancient Timbuktu Manuscripts

Malians Vow to Protect Ancient Timbuktu Manuscripts

AFP (Mar. 2, 2013) — Hawa Touré, Director of the Kati Fund, the largest private library in Timbuktu, has taken refuge with relatives in Bamako. She managed to take a dozen documents that are now kept in a secret location. Nearly 13,000 documents were dispersed among neighbors to protect them from Islamists.
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RAW VIDEO: Oldest Known Torah Scroll Displayed

RAW VIDEO: Oldest Known Torah Scroll Displayed

AP (May 31, 2013) — An Italian expert in Hebrew manuscripts has discovered the oldest known complete Torah scroll, a sheepskin document dating from 1155-1225. It was right under his nose, in the University of Bologna library.
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Fossilized Skin Pigments Show Ancient Sea Monsters' Color

Fossilized Skin Pigments Show Ancient Sea Monsters' Color

Newsy (Jan. 9, 2014) — Researchers in Sweden have learned some sea-dwelling dinosaurs had all-black skin pigmentation.
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