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Heather McElhatton
Author & Host of MPRs "A Beautiful World"
Author & Host of MPRs "A Beautiful World"
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Scientific evidence proves music is healing for dogs: https://soundcloud.com/abeautifulworld/healing-music-for-dogs

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Astronomy Detectives Reveal Origin of Monet's 'Impression' Painting

Astronomical clues could pinpoint the day Claude Monet painted "Impression, Soleil Levant (Impression, Sunrise)," the art piece that lent its name to the Impressionist art movement.

Based on the celestial detective work of Donald Olson, a Texas State University astronomer and physics professor, curators think they've identified the moment that Monet attempted to capture from his hotel room in the city of Le Havre, France: Nov. 13, 1872, 7:35 a.m.

Read more : http://urlc.fr/vmTw27

By reconstructing the position of the sun, the condition of the tides and the view from Claude Monet's hotel room, researchers were able to determine the time and day Monet painted his dreamy piece "Impression, Sunrise" in Le Havre, France.
Credit: Musée Marmottan Monet
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Here's a short story I wrote for MPR about grandmas funeral... not going exactly as planned. 4 mins long. 

https://soundcloud.com/abeautifulworld/heather-mcelhatton-story-grandmas-funeral-blue-sea-glass

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Congratulations to the American Antiquarian Society for receiving a National Humanities Medal from the White House.   https://soundcloud.com/mprnews/national-library-with-minnesota-ties-honored-at-the-white-house

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Congratulations to radio host Krista Tippett and the On Being staff for receiving a National Humanities Medal from the White House. Well done! 
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I love how photgraphs can zip you areound the word in an instant, like this one by Will Burrand-Lucas
Devil's Cataract, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. I took this photo just as the early-morning sunlight caught the spray rising from the gorge.
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Does your dog need to wear a shoe? have you tied traditional canine orthotics and found they rub your dogs paw raw? WELL THEN! try this shoe I made for my pug, walter. Its an all-natural moccasin for dogs called the pug ugg. Instructions are free and there are links for all materials needed. good luck!

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