Novae

In this essay from her book Beyond the Solar System, Bertha Morris Parker discusses the astronomical event known as a nova (novae or novas in plural) and how they were discovered. I rewrote it in Centennial Gregg for the blog. Attachment: novae.pdf

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The Hidden Meaning of Some Gestures in Latin America

Do you know the meaning of some gestures that some native Spanish speakers use when communicating with others? In this article, transcribed in Anniversary Gregg for the blog by me, a press correspondent describes some of the most common ones. Attachment: the-hidden-meaning-of-some-gestures-in-latin-america.pdf Attachment: the-hidden-meaning-of-some-gestures-in-latin-america-transcript.pdf  

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Shorthand in the North Pole

In July 1897, three men, Salomon August Andrée, Nils Strindberg, and Knut Fraenkel attempted to reach the North Pole from the Svalbard archipielago in the Arctic Ocean by a hydrogen balloon. After lift off, the balloon lost hydrogen quickly and crashed just two days later. While they survived the crash unhurt, they tried to return…

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Ready for Anything

In this selection from his autobiography, S. S. McClure, co-founder of McClure’s Magazine, tells about his rather unusual start in the business world. It was written in Anniversary Gregg by yours truly. Attachment: ready-for-anything.pdf

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