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Physicists Pin Down New Particle, Won’t Quite Call It the Higgs

Why We Set Off Fireworks on the Fourth of July

Because we always have

Laura Ingalls Wilder

‘Little House on the Prairie’ Author’s Autobiography Published for First Time Ever

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Vintage Summer Tips From the U.S. Government: “Overeating Is Overheating”

In the early 1940s, in the years after the country had entered World War II, American government had a particular interest in keeping workers on the job

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To Store Sunlight in Air, Just Add Water

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One of the First Maps to Include “America” Found in Old Geometry Book

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Timbuktu’s Ancient Relics Lay In Ruins At Hands of Militant Group

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Science Answers Age-Old Question, Should We Live to Work or Work to Live?

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Stick Bugs Have Sex for Two Months Straight

Yes. They can. Two-plus months. Or, more specifically, 79 days, says pseudonymous entomologist--blogger Bug Girl

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Wrecked Rivers of T.S. Eliot’s ‘The Wasteland’ Teem With Life Once More

Easter Island Drug Makes Mice Happier, Smarter

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London Had All-Electric Taxis in 1897

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Chimps Celebrate the End of a Research Era

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New Robot Eliminates Only Jobs Left – In the Service Sector

Carnegie Mellon University has developed a robot that can fill the gap of the absent salesperson

Every recorded earthquake of magnitude 4 of higher since 1898

100 Years of Earthquakes On One Gorgeous Map

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The New York Fire Department Is Burning 20 Houses Down — On Purpose

The temple at the Met, in New York City.

Four Places to Worship Isis That Aren’t In Egypt

Bar-headed goose with a Mount Everest-simulating air mask.

Extreme Geese Reveal High-Altitude Secrets in Wind Tunnel

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The Genetic Engineering Plan to Turn Trees Black and Cool the World

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Virtual Pigeon Attracts, Baffles Randy Males

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