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Al Capone’s Final Battle: The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre of 1929
History

Al Capone’s Final Battle: The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre of 1929

As we fast approach Valentine’s Day — universal holiday of

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Bubonic Plague, Tetanus, Staph & Sepsis: Creatures You’ll Find In NYC Subways
Science

Bubonic Plague, Tetanus, Staph & Sepsis: Creatures You’ll Find In NYC Subways

The New York City subway system often gets a bum

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15 Quotes From History’s Most Memorable Grammy Speeches
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15 Quotes From History’s Most Memorable Grammy Speeches

This year’s Grammy nominees have quite a legacy to follow

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Is It Possible To Repay ‘Sleep Debt’ & Restore Optimal Performance?
Lifestyle

Is It Possible To Repay ‘Sleep Debt’ & Restore Optimal Performance?

Most adults don’t get enough sleep, which easily qualifies them

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20 Quotes From History’s Most Memorable Oscar Speeches
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20 Quotes From History’s Most Memorable Oscar Speeches

As we close in on the final few weeks before

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Does Clinical Hypnosis Work To Cure Pain?
Lifestyle Science

Does Clinical Hypnosis Work To Cure Pain?

Many people still consider hypnosis to be a pseudoscience, yet

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Asgard Is Alive in Iceland: The Norse Gods Get 1st Shrine Since Viking Age
History

Asgard Is Alive in Iceland: The Norse Gods Get 1st Shrine Since Viking Age

These days, the Norse Gods are remnants of a barely-there

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Can The 1969 Cuyahoga River Fire’s Lessons Help Fight Today’s Blue-Green Algae Hazard?
Geography Science

Can The 1969 Cuyahoga River Fire’s Lessons Help Fight Today’s Blue-Green Algae Hazard?

The Cuyahoga River flows through Cleveland, Ohio before emptying into

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Countdown To Ceres: What NASA Knows So Far About The Dwarf Planet
Science

Countdown To Ceres: What NASA Knows So Far About The Dwarf Planet

In March, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft will reach Ceres after a

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The 10 Most Ridiculous Celebrity Trademark Ideas
Pop Culture

The 10 Most Ridiculous Celebrity Trademark Ideas

The United States Patent and Trademark Office recently approved a

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Easter Island Mystery Solved? Why The Native Civilization May Have Collapsed
Science

Easter Island Mystery Solved? Why The Native Civilization May Have Collapsed

Easter Island remains immersed in mystery regarding the decline of

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How Much Safer Are E-Cigarettes Compared To Tobacco?
Lifestyle

How Much Safer Are E-Cigarettes Compared To Tobacco?

Since 2003, former smokers of tobacco cigarettes have turned to

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Will The Svalbard Global Seed Vault Save Mankind After Doomsday?
Science

Will The Svalbard Global Seed Vault Save Mankind After Doomsday?

A most marvelous invention greets mankind from the snowy mountain

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Does The Doomsday Clock Adjustment Point Toward A Real Threat?
History

Does The Doomsday Clock Adjustment Point Toward A Real Threat?

The world has ticked ever closer to Armageddon, according to

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How Can Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Be Used To Kill Disease?
Science

How Can Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Be Used To Kill Disease?

If a British biotech company called Oxitec wins approval, the

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40 Years Ago, The Super Bowl Blizzard of 1975 Crippled the U.S.
Geography History Sports

40 Years Ago, The Super Bowl Blizzard of 1975 Crippled the U.S.

One of the United States’ worst blizzards earned many names:

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5 Craziest Drones That Actually Exist Right Now
Lifestyle

5 Craziest Drones That Actually Exist Right Now

Drones once primarily existed as a secret weapon of military

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Is Video Game Addiction Real & What Causes This Disease?
Lifestyle Science

Is Video Game Addiction Real & What Causes This Disease?

Video games do big business, stateside and abroad. In many

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10 of Michael Moore’s Most Controversial & Obnoxious Quotes
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10 of Michael Moore’s Most Controversial & Obnoxious Quotes

Michael Moore went on quite a tirade this week about

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How Did This Man Successfully Impersonate A Doctor For 25 Years?
Science

How Did This Man Successfully Impersonate A Doctor For 25 Years?

A West Palm Beach teenage boy recently pretended to be

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Why Do Certain Scents Bring Back Memories?
Science

Why Do Certain Scents Bring Back Memories?

Many of us have plucked up Marcel Proust’s Remembrance of

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How Does the First Device Approved By The FDA Since 2007 to Treat Obesity Actually Work?
Science

How Does the First Device Approved By The FDA Since 2007 to Treat Obesity Actually Work?

Over two-thirds of adults in the United States are considered

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What Gives Raindrops Their Pleasant Smell?
Science

What Gives Raindrops Their Pleasant Smell?

Nothing smells quite like the familiar, earthy aroma that arrives

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One Shot, One Kill: 11 Facts About Snipers
History

One Shot, One Kill: 11 Facts About Snipers

American Sniper tells the tale of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle,

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43 Bands Who Dumped Their Names For Catchier Monikers
Music Pop Culture

43 Bands Who Dumped Their Names For Catchier Monikers

What’s in a band name? A lot. For unknown acts,