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Lusitania Sunk by German U-Boat

The Lusitania was a British ocean liner that was sunk off the Irish coast by a German u-boat during WWI. The ship sank quickly—its submersion took only 18 minutes—and resulted in the loss of nearly 1,200 lives, among them approximately 100 children. The question of whether contraband munitions were being transported aboard the vessel when it was attacked, causing a possible secondary explosion, has been a hotly debated issue. What have dive teams recently revealed about the ship's cargo?



Proprioception: Sense of Position

Unlike the classical five senses—sight, taste, smell, touch, and hearing—by which people perceive the outside world, proprioception is a distinct sensory modality that provides feedback regarding the position, location, orientation, and movement of the body and its parts. The sense of body awareness is believed to utilize information from sensory receptors found chiefly in muscles, tendons, joints, and the inner ear. How do police officers use this information to identify drunk drivers?

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Eva Perón

Eva Perón was an actress who became a political and cultural icon as the wife of Argentinean president Juan Perón. When Juan entered office in 1946, Eva became his chief adviser, virtually co-governing the country alongside her husband. Commonly known by the affectionate diminutive Evita, she presided over the creation of a charitable foundation that built homes and schools for the poor and gave them access to free healthcare. What sector of government blocked her 1951 vice-presidential bid?

Last updated on Wednesday, 7th May 2008

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