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Four-winged Bird Fossils Discovered

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Some ancient ancestors of birds had both front and rear wings. This didn't seem to work out too well, because they are nothing but fossils now.
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5 Hoaxes That Rocked the Nerd Universe. Dedicated fans do not take lightly to being jerked around.
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Inconceivable! A mashup of Game of Thrones and The Princess Bride works surprisingly well.
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Twelve-year-old Sierra Shoemaker was eliminated from her school district's spelling bee for spelling "Braille" incorrectly. The kicker is that she spelled it right and the judges were wrong.
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While our digestive systems are crawling with bacteria, scientists thought the human brain was sterile. Now there's evidence that microbes can get through the blood-brain barrier.
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Whatever happened to 23 basketball players who were amazing in March Madness, and then vanished? Surprise: most of them are still making a living playing the game.
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Lead poisoning is still a threat to children, although few are tested anymore. And it's not limited to children from low-income families.
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13 Most Bizarre Stories Of Famous Corpses. "Rest in Peace" is never guaranteed for celebrities.

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How Glow-in-the-Dark Jellyfish Inspired a Scientific Revolution
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How Glow-in-the-Dark Jellyfish Inspired a Scientific Revolution. The story of the discovery of green fluorescent protein.

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Ranking America’s Top 10 Chain Restaurants. When you're on the road for the holidays, you'll know what to expect for dinner.

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How Hoarding Works. It's not just a habit or a hobby, but a serious mental illness.

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Meet the Most Toxic Plant in North America. Whatever you do, do not eat the spotted water hemlock.

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Why Millennials are Facing the Scariest Financial Future of Any Generation Since the Great Depression. Being born in the wrong year has consequences that last a lifetime.

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How Titanic’s Iconic Necklace Almost Sank an Entire Company. The J. Peterman Company was the only officially licensed producer of the Heart of the Ocean.

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Star Wars and the Unfortunate Ubiquity of the Final Climactic Explosion. It's happened several times already; let's see something different.

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13 Weird and Wonderful Gingerbread Houses. You can make anything from imagination and royal icing.

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5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa
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5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa This Holiday Season. Your children will never forget the experience.

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Dr. No: The First James Bond Movie. Peruse some trivia behind the film that started it all in 1962.

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We Should Teach Basic Lifesaving Skills to Everyone. Even kids can develop the skills to be a hero when they are needed.

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The Rise and Fall and Rise of South Africa’s Ostrich King. Lithuanian entrepreneur Max Rose raised his own birds to decorate European ladies' hats.

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In 1932, Rabbi Dr. Akiva Posner and His Wife Rachel of Kiel, Germany, Placed Their Hanukkah Menorah in a Window Facing the Nazi Party Headquarters Across the Street. The family still uses that menorah.

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The Doomsday Diet. Cold War bunkers were stocked for survival, not gourmet dining.

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38 Wonderful Words With No English Equivalent. If we could pronounce them, we would adopt them.

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