The Watts riots began 49 years ago today.

Several have compared those 1965 riots to the Ferguson, Missouri riots, which erupted yesterday after a police officer shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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In a world of white swans, ballerina Misty Copeland stands out.
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In a world of white swans, ballerina Misty Copeland stands out.

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For the 100th anniversary of World War I, a team at The Open University in U.K. has been searching through photo archives around the world to find unique and significant images of the conflict. The University hired a photo restoration specialist to restore and color a handful of the images.

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After a 10-year, 4-billion-mile journey, the European Space Agency’s Rosetta space probe has reached its final destination: comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

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The San Antonio Spurs just hired Becky Hammon, a six-time all-star with the WNBA, as an assistant coach — marking the first time a woman has ever been hired for the position in the NBA.

In honor of his birthday, take a look back at Nelson Mandela’s legacy.

He was born in a lightning storm and and was really, ridiculously funny.
He developed the the idea for smartphone technology in 1901, and once “shook the poop out of Mark Twain,”
He is…Nikola Tesla. And today, it’s his birthday.
Learn 8 things you never knew about him.

He was born in a lightning storm and and was really, ridiculously funny.

He developed the the idea for smartphone technology in 1901, and once “shook the poop out of Mark Twain,”

He is…Nikola Tesla. And today, it’s his birthday.

Learn 8 things you never knew about him.

"Prairie Home Companion" just celebrated 40 years. 
Garrison Keillor, creator and star of the public radio show, created the following limerick in honor of the milestone moment:
"Forty years is a long time to thriveAnd not take that long painful (dive)Stay low to the ground,Let the earth go round,And you’ll soon arrive at 45!”

"Prairie Home Companion" just celebrated 40 years. 

Garrison Keillor, creator and star of the public radio show, created the following limerick in honor of the milestone moment:

"Forty years is a long time to thrive
And not take that long painful (dive)
Stay low to the ground,
Let the earth go round,
And you’ll soon arrive at 45!”