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Solar-powered railway could reduce fossil fuel reliance
The world's first solar farm to directly power a railway line has been plugged in -- a development that could lay the foundations for the world's first solar-powered trains.

How to beat the post-vacation blues
Consumed by the existent dread of daily routines after returning from your sun-kissed vacation? Here's how to banish the gloom of coming home.

US travel to Canada highest since 2007
Some 12.3 million US residents headed to Canada in the first half of 2019, the highest first-half record since 2007, according to Statistics Canada.

At 19 hours, it's the world's longest flight. But how will the human body cope?
Regular nonstop flights between the east coast of Australia and London or New York could soon become a reality.

As Trump ponders buying Greenland, Americans are eyeing their next vacation spot
Greenland might be the new travel hot spot, thanks to President Trump.

This Day in History

Sacco and Vanzetti Are Executed (1927)
The 1920 armed robbery and murder trial of the young Italian immigrants Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti was one of the most controversial in US history. Though some believed the verdict was just, others argued that the two men were innocent and were only found guilty because they were immigrants and political radicals. Their defenders waged a fierce legal and public relations battle to save the men's lives, but they were executed in 1927. What declaration about the verdict was made in 1977? Discuss

Battle of Bosworth Field (1485)
The Battle of Bosworth Field was the penultimate battle of the Wars of the Roses in which Henry Tudor defeated the royal forces of Richard III, the last king of the House of York. Richard was killed in battle, and Henry advanced to London and was crowned as Henry VII. In 1486, Henry married Edward IV's daughter, Elizabeth, thus uniting the houses of York and Lancaster, ending the Wars of the Roses and founding the Tudor royal dynasty. This battle is featured in which of Shakespeare's plays?

Mona Lisa Stolen by a Louvre Employee (1911)
In 1911, Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa disappeared from the Louvre and was believed to be lost forever. Two years later, former Louvre employee Vincenzo Peruggia was caught trying to sell the masterpiece to a gallery owner in his native Italy. It turned out that Peruggia had stolen the painting by hiding in a closet, waiting until the museum had closed, taking it down, and simply walking out with it hidden under his coat. How much time did Peruggia serve in jail for his crime?