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hygiene sticks

DISEASE STICKS  Microscopic evidence that long-distance travelers carried infectious diseases along Asia’s ancient Silk Road comes from cloth-capped sticks, such as these previously excavated at a 2,000-year-old latrine in north central China.

sunrise

FUTURE FORECAST  The website Metaculus asks people to weigh in on questions about the future, such as whether 2016 will be the hottest year on record.  

Starship Enterprise

TO BOLDLY GO  The restoration of the Starship Enterprise studio model from the original Star Trek was completed in May for a National Air & Space Museum exhibit in Washington.

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