Podcast: What It Takes to Paint a Portrait of a First Lady

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The artist behind the National Portrait Gallery’s painting of Michelle Obama reveals her creative process Arts & Culture | Smithsonian fmsmnewsFMSMNews.com is a news aggregator and opinions blog. We aim to showcase news from various Alternative News Outlets to expand the reach away from MainStream Media polarizing tactics. This site […]

Top DJs spin tales of their first jobs

Top DJs spin tales of their first jobs

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The world’s top DJs are basically demigods of the turntable, packing arenas and wowing electronic dance music (EDM) fans everywhere around the globe. Afrojack performs on stage at the 2016 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam, Netherlands, November 6, 2016. REUTERS/Yves Herman But for those unfamiliar with […]

The Prince Who Preordered Jane Austen’s First Novel

The Prince Who Preordered Jane Austen’s First Novel

For an author publishing her first novel, every pre-order is a valuable prize. For Jane Austen, a 36-year-old writer who polished her prose in a country parlor by reading aloud to family, cracking 19th-century England’s book market came with some royal help. A new discovery —a 15-shilling bill of sale from 1811, for Austen’s Sense […]

Stone Age bakers made first bread thousands of years before farming

Stone Age bakers made first bread thousands of years before farming

The team at the site in north-east Jordan where the earliest bread was found Image courtesy of Alexis Pantos A trail of ancient bread crumbs has helped archaeologists put the origins of bread making in the Stone Age. The find provides the first direct evidence that humans were baking with wheat and oats thousands of […]

Thailand cave rescue: First pictures emerge of boys in hospital

Thailand cave rescue: First pictures emerge of boys in hospital

Media playback is unsupported on your device The first pictures have emerged from the hospital where the 12 Thai boys and their coach are being treated, after a dramatic rescue from a flooded cave. In the grainy images, several boys can be seen in face masks and hospital gowns, at least one giving a victory […]

Largest U.S. banks clear first hurdle in Fed's toughest annual stress tests

Largest U.S. banks clear first hurdle in Fed's toughest annual stress tests

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The 35 largest U.S. banks have all cleared the first stage of an annual stress test, showing they would be able to maintain enough capital in an extreme recession to meet regulatory requirements, the Federal Reserve said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: The seal for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve […]

The first Americans had pet dogs 1000 years earlier than thought

The first Americans had pet dogs 1000 years earlier than thought

Dogs have a long history in the AmericasPathara Buranadilok / Getty By Andy Coghlan Dogs were living as companions to the early settlers of North America over 10,000 years ago. Angela Perri of Durham University, UK and her American colleagues have re-examined the remains of three ancient dog skeletons, which had previously been excavated. Two […]

F-35 stealth fighter sees first combat, in Israeli operation

F-35 stealth fighter sees first combat, in Israeli operation

The US-made F-35 stealth fighter has seen its first ever combat action, flying in an operation for the Israeli air force. The air force chief showed an image of jets over Beirut, Lebanon, and said the planes had “already attacked twice on two different fronts”. Israel recently carried out scores of air strikes in Syria. […]

Harsh: Europe’s cannabis died just as the first farmers arrived

Harsh: Europe’s cannabis died just as the first farmers arrived

Europe had to do without marijuana for millenniaMatias Planas matiplanas / Alamy Stock Photo By Colin Barras Cannabis – the source of the drug marijuana – grew wild across Europe at the end of the Stone Age, but by the time early farmers reached the continent it was vanishing. It seems Europe’s first farmers just […]

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