Crowdfunding or Crimefunding?

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Crowdfunding or Crimefunding? Online fundraising networks are not only tempting to scammers, but are also an easy way to launder money.

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The German Map That Accidentally Became America’s Birth Certificate. In 1507, the small label "America" became a big name.

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Check Out the Winners Of The 2018 Underwater Photographer Of The Year Contest. Come on in, the view is spectacular!

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How Medieval Artists Used Monsters as Propaganda. A museum exhibit shows how fear was harnessed to promote ideas such as the power of authority, the evil of an opponent, and the punishment for sin.

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Welcome To The Highly Probable World of Improbability. Why should we be surprised at unlikely events, when randomness means most events are unlikely?

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Inside The Wacky World Of Men Who Insist On Catching Fish With Their Bare Hands. Noodlers are proud of doing it the hard way.

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Why Instagram Conquered Social Media. It's a place to show off a better version of yourself.

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Black Mike Winage, the Most Determined Prospector in the Klondike. He packed a lot of life into his 107 years.

The Early History of the Batman TV Series

The Early History of the Batman TV Series. As cheesy as it seems now, it was a vast improvement over previous on-screen depictions of comic book heroes.

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How Asia Got Crazy Rich. A historical background for the Singaporean wealth of Crazy Rich Asians.

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Your Earliest Childhood Memory is Probably Fake. A surprising number of people report memories from infancy.

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The Art of Star Wars: The Force Behind the Most Iconic Image in the Cinematic Universe. Greg Hildebrandt tells how he and his brother Tim produced the Star Wars Style B poster.

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How Will Police Solve Murders on Mars? Various experts explain how Martian forensics will be different from what we know on Earth.

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23 People Who Were Born To Do Their Jobs. All are prime examples of nominative determinism.

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6 Delicious, Nutritious Vegan Pantry Essentials. Even if you're not vegan, stock these and you'll always have something to eat.

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4 Unofficial Rules Native English Speakers Don't Realize They Know. We follow them unconsciously after hearing words used that way for so long.

The Senator Who Stood Up to Joseph McCarthy When No One Else Would

The Senator Who Stood Up to Joseph McCarthy When No One Else Would. Margaret Chase Smith defended civil liberties even when it meant crossing party lines.

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The 10 Worst Hurricanes of All Time. Present company excepted.

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What Happens When a 17-Year-Old Pilot Loses Her Landing Gear on a Solo Flight? Maggie Taraska kept her cool, followed directions, and landed the plane.

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Revisiting the First 10 Seasons of Murphy Brown. A refresher course before the series is resurrected later this month.

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Star Wars’s Biggest Blunder Isn’t What You Think. Fans who disliked The Last Jedi are operating with nostalgia glasses.

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A Plan to Build a Genetic Noah’s Ark Includes a Staggering 66,000 Species. The Vertebrate Genomes Project (VGP) aims to save the DNA even if we can't save the species.

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The Real Reason Apple is Now Selling 7 Different iPhones at Once. The answer lies overseas.

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When McDonald’s Invented Bubble Gum-Flavored Broccoli. It went over as well as you would imagine.

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