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Hester Ford, the oldest living American, has died

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Hester Ford, a North Carolina woman who was recognized as the oldest living American, died peacefully on Saturday in her home in Charlotte, North Carolina, her great-granddaughter Tanisha Patterson-Powe confirmed. F...

Age 118, the world’s oldest living person will carry the Olympic flame in Japan

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Tokyo At 118 years old, the world's oldest living person is preparing to carry the Olympic torch this May in Japan. Kane Tanaka, who has twice survived cancer, lived through two global pandemics and loves fizzy drink...

Researchers to restore what might be the oldest building in the US dedicated to the education of free and enslaved Black children

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After years of examining centuries-old writings and digging up artifacts, researchers recently confirmed that an 18th-century building on the College of William & Mary campus was once a school for free and ensla...

Kangaroo painted over 17,000 years ago is Australia’s oldest known rock art, scientists say

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A painting of a kangaroo in Western Australia is the oldest known rock art in the country, according to scientists, who say radiocarbon-dating analysis shows it was created more than 17,000 years ago. The kangaroo d...

After 68 years in prison, America’s oldest juvenile lifer was released

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Joe Ligon, believed to be the oldest and longest-serving juvenile lifer in the United States, has been released from a Pennsylvania prison after spending nearly seven decades behind bars. Ligon was incarcerated in ...

World’s oldest DNA sequenced from a mammoth that lived more than a million years ago

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A tooth from a mammoth that roamed the Siberian steppe more than a million years ago has yielded the world's oldest DNA sequence. It's the first time that DNA has been recovered from animal remains more than a mill...

The oldest living Marine, a North Carolina woman, has died at age 107

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Dorothy "Dot" Cole was the oldest living US Marine veteran when she died on January 7. She was 107 years old. Cole, who was born in 1913 and grew up in Warren, Pennsylvania, suffered a heart attack in the home they ...

Tropical reef fish, 81, is the oldest ever to be discovered by scientists

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Scientists have discovered what they say is the oldest tropical reef fish recorded anywhere in the world -- an 81-year-old midnight snapper caught off the coast of Western Australia. The octogenarian fish, which is ...

Rep. Don Young, oldest member of Congress, tests positive for Covid-19

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Rep. Don Young announced on Thursday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus. "I have tested positive for COVID-19. I am feeling strong, following proper protocols, working from home in Alaska, and ask for p...

Oldest animal sperm discovered in 100-million-year-old amber

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Scientists have found the oldest sample of animal sperm, concealed in a 100 million-year-old piece of amber. Paleontologists discovered the sample in the reproductive tract of an ancient female crustacean encased i...

America’s oldest World War II veteran celebrates his 111th birthday

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Looking on from his front porch in New Orleans, Lawrence Brooks probably never imagined he'd see this day. Today, the oldest known US veteran of World War II turned 111, and the National WWII Museum held a socially ...

201-year-old steamship paddle wheels found in Lake Champlain belonging to one of the oldest wrecks of its kind in the US

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The long-lost paddle wheels from a steamboat shipwreck in 1819 were discovered deep in the waters of Lake Champlain in Vermont. Avocational diver Gary Lefebvre of Colchester, Vermont was exploring the waters of Lake...

Send a birthday card to the oldest living WWII veteran in the US as he turns 111

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The oldest living American to serve in World War II is turning 111 years old, and you can join the celebration. Lawrence Brooks served as a support worker in the predominantly Black American 91st Engineer Battalion ...