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Surviving Latin Words

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18 ordinary English words that Julius Caesar spoke. Of course, they were Latin words back then, but they've survived to be used today.
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The Creepy GEICO Talking Pig Does, In Fact, Have His Driver’s License. It seems like just yesterday he was crying "Whee whee!" all the way home.
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Meet The Most Adorably Terrifying Soldier Ever. Wojtek the “soldier bear” did his part for the Polish Army in World War II.  
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Why don't Americans (knowingly) eat horse meat? It hasn't always been this way.
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In response to last week's story about the declining birth rate, folks share their stories of how they decided to remain childless. Or, as many prefer to call it, child-free.
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Krampnitz: Potsdam's Abandoned Nazi and Soviet Military Complex. What's left is both historic and eerily unsettling.
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Love on the dole: 18 songs about being on government assistance. Not all of them are sympathetic to the downtrodden.  
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A New Study Uses Tweets To Rank America’s Happiest Cities and States. The results so far seem to make sense, as Hawaii comes up as the happiest state.   
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How does one physicist propose to another physicist? With a research paper entitled "Two Body Interactions: A Longitudinal Study."

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Volcanic Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice
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Solid Evidence of Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice. Over 100 volcanoes, hidden under ice sheets, could destabilize the continent.

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In 1859, the United States and Britain Almost Went to War Over a Pig. The farmers of San Juan Island called in the troops to determine sovereignty once and for all.

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The Contentious Physics of Wiffle Ball. An engineer explains his experiments to find out why it curves.

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A Fortune Lost at Sea: Ship Sinks with California Gold Rush Treasure. Hundreds died, and the loss of gold caused several banks to fail.

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How Don Hewitt Invented 60 Minutes and Changed Journalism Forever. The show is beginning its 50th year on the air.

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This Ghost Town was Aiming Nuclear Missiles at America from Just 125 Miles Away. Gudym, on the eastern edge of Russia, is now just a shell of its former self.

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How Scientists are Revolutionizing Beer. Small batches of craft beer enable brewers to experiment and innovate.

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Welcome to One of the World's Last Matriarchal Societies. Kihnu, an island off the coast of Estonia, is struggling to preserve its culture.

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Why Denmark is the World's Happiest Country
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5 Reasons Why Danes Are Happier Than the Rest of Us. The surprise is not the reasons themselves, but the fact that they are common among the population.

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Who Would Win in a Competition Between a Science Museum and a Natural History Museum? A game of one-upmanship was played out on Twitter, and readers were the winners.

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What Happens When War Is Outlawed. Fifteen nations did just that in 1928, but it didn't last long.

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My Three Years in Identity Theft Hell. Proving who you are when someone else is, too, becomes a full-time job with no perks.

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Elon Musk Releases an Explosive Mega-Collection of His Greatest Rocket Failures. Still, risking failure is the only path to technological breakthrough.

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Put Away Your Pumpkins, It's Still Summer. Autumn creep is a sign we're becoming divorced from the natural progression of the growing season.

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Early Time Travel? Why Britain Lost 11 Days in 1752.

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