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    Munch’s “Scream” series paintings almost sold out

    Tweet HEINUS – NEW YORK  Edvard Munch’s famous painting of modernist angst, “The Scream,” has sold for a record $119,922,500 at Sotheby’s auction house in New York City. The painting is the most famous of a series of paintings produced by the Norwegian painter in […]

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    Scientists launch Moon alien search and start research trend

    Tweet HEINUS – PHOENIX  Two Arizona State University scientists have asked amateur astronomers to assist them in searching photographs of the lunar surface for signs of alien activity. The scientists are seeking interested amateurs to look for signs such as messages, scientific instruments, alien waste […]

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    Kaiser urinal discovery adds stream of data to historic record

    Tweet HEINUS – BERLIN  German archeologists have discovered a urinal used by World War I German ruler Kaiser Wilhelm II. According to scientists, the urinal, found in a Baltic Sea shipwreck, adds an impressive stream of data to the record on historic waste habits. Information […]

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    Spielberg’s Lincoln film to highlight historical thrills

    Tweet Special to HEINUS by Prof. Edward G. Portobello – WASHINGTON  Is historical accuracy really important? It’s a question that professional historians ask all the time. Sometimes you just have to go with your gut. I’ve done it. Dr. Eugenia Ball, PhD., a former close […]

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    Jane Austen poisoned? Suspicious ends of famous authors

    Tweet Special to HEINUS by Prof. Eugenia Ball, PhD.  A theory that Jane Austen was poisoned has recently emerged in the British press. If true, her untimely end would not be a surprise. In my research, I’ve uncovered many cases of famous authors being involved […]

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    Four planet cluster touted, but other planets scoff at event

    Tweet HEINUS – NEW YORK  Early in the morning of May 11, four planets will appear close to each other in the eastern sky. Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Mercury will be visible in a tight cluster. This astronomical development is drawing media attention worldwide resulting […]

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    NFL president Goodell pressured to release birth certificate

    Tweet HEINUS – NEW YORK  Following President Obama’s release of his Hawaii birth certificate, critics of NFL president Roger Goodell are demanding that the sports executive follow suit. Persistent rumors have swirled around Goodell, with critics claiming his birthplace was not Jamestown, New York, as […]

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    If Egypt pyramids damaged, Brooklyn man responsible for repair

    Tweet HEINUS – NEW YORK  The recent protests and street violence in Egypt has raised fears that ancient Egyptian monuments that have stood for thousands of years may be damaged. While developing a contingency plan for repairing any possible damage to the pyramids, Egyptian archeologists […]

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    The three biggest industrial-to-recreational site conversions

    Tweet HEINUS – NEW YORK  Atlantic magazine’s web site has the story of a massive airship hanger in Germany converted into an indoor water park. Other industrial sites worldwide have been converted to civilian recreational use, though not always with the best results. Below are […]

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