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Should We Kill Man-Eating Alligators?

Should we hunt down and kill man-eaters?

In Sports, Winning Streaks Are Just Flukes

Winning streaks are engrained into our sports psyches, but are they actually a legitimate phenomoenon?


People Are More Rational When Speaking in a Foreign Language

Oscar Pistorius

Double-Amputee Oscar Pistorius Will Compete In Olympics 400 Meter Race Without Qualifying


What if Newton’s Principia Mathematica, Published Today, Had Been in Comic Sans?

The rage over CERN's font choice drives the question: How would the world have reacted to Newton's world-changing tome had Comic Sans existed at the time?

Dust jacket of the book Mein Kampf, written by Adolf Hitler.

Germans un-Kampf-ortable With Reissue of Hitler’s Tome

Starting in 2015, Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf will once again be available to German readers

Are Millennials Too Strung Out on Antidepressants to Even Know Who They Are?

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


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


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


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

Mom Keeps Kid Out of Cookie Jar, Forever

Should you raise a sugar-free baby? One mother makes a case for this radical move

America’s Other (Lady) Audubon


Nora Ephron, 71, Was Good At Endings

Nora Ephron died last night at 71, of pneumonia brought on by acute myeloid leukemia


That Pixellated Uniform Pattern Was So Bad, The Army Trashed $5 Billion Worth


The Real Scottish Landscapes That Inspired Pixar’s “Brave”

Disney/Pixar's "Brave" is based on real places in Scotland. Now, "Brave"-centric vacations lets families experience the adventure first hand


Scientists Confirm that Somali Pirates Are On Holiday Now, Too


Two Women Finish Olympic 100 Meter Trial At Exactly the Same Thousandth of a Second


Saudis to Send Women to London Olympics After All

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