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An engraving of a flying fish
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spacerThe Fish That Nearly Sank Isaac Newton's Career
An intricate image of a flying fish is one of hundreds of images now searchable online courtesy of the Royal Society, the United Kingdom's national academy of science. This striking wood engraving appeared in the 1686 text "Historia Piscium" or "The History of Fishes" by John Ray and Francis Willughby. 

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spacerAncient 'Wave of Poseidon' Was Real Tsunami
When the ocean rose up and saved a Greek town from a marauding Persian army nearly 2,500 years ago, renowned Greek historian Herodotus chalked it up to an act of the gods. Yet new evidence suggests his account of divine intervention is firmly rooted in the earthly realm, and was actually a tsunami...
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Museum preproduction of the ossuary with the Jonah and the Fish
spacerAncient 'Bone Box' Called Oldest Christian Artifact 
Long-unrecognized lettering confirms that first-century artifacts found within an ancient Jerusalem tomb are the earliest representations of Christianity ever found, researchers say. Two Hebrew scholars who examined photographs showing the inside of the tomb agree that markings on an ossuary are stylized letters that spell out the name of Jonah.
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