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What If the Founding Fathers Had Known About Voltron?

Olly Moss, a UK-based graphic designer, riffs on Benjamin Franklin's 1754 political cartoon, "Join, or Die."

Eddi Tornberg’s self-powering desk

Body Heat From Your Seat Can Juice Your Laptop

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World’s Oldest Purse Adorned with Dog Teeth

The world's oldest purse features a decoration that doesn't look so different from modern beading. It's just way more gruesome

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The Atlantic Revisits Sending Babies Through the Mail

A photograph from the early 20th century has striking similarities to the magazine's latest cover story

Mom Keeps Kid Out of Cookie Jar, Forever

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

The solution can be carried around.

Microparticle Elixir Can Keep Patients Alive for 30 Minutes Without Breathing

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Obama Could Win 2012 Because the South Used to Be Underwater

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Respect: Sharks are Older than Trees

The Peutinger Table maps the full historical extent of the Roman highway system.

Greek Subway Dig Uncovers Marble Road from Roman Empire

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Recessions Lead to Lipstick Lead to Babies, Says Science

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Finally, Male Birth Control Even Dudes Will Use

Here's a male contraceptive from the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute that a) works pretty well and b) shouldn't be too burdensome for dudes

Cowboy Conservationist Frees Whales with Crossbow

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Things That Are Surprisingly New: Forks, Lunch, Huge Drinks

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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

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Twitter Bot, “Injured,” Garners Sympathy from “Friends”

The new baby takes his first sip of water.

Adorable, Critically Endangered Baby Sumatran Rhino Born

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Bike-Powered Helicopter Smashes World Record, Flies for Almost a Minute

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This Beautiful Window Art Also Saves Birds’ Lives

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We Are Already Living in Hollywood’s Dystopian Future

Not sure about you, but I wouldn’t want to live in a world where genetically engineered replicant robots prowled the dank, steel-and-microchip urban jungles a la Blade Runner. Likewise for the Minority Report future in which creepy pale kids call people out for murders they had not yet committed. It’s been 30 years since Blade Runner [...]

‘World’s Rarest Toad’ Not Extinct After All

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