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The Cringeworthy History of Dentistry

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Bloodletting, Bone Brushes, and Tooth Keys: White-Knuckle Adventures in Early Dentistry. And you thought getting a Novocaine shot was traumatic.
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The History of the World in 15 Music Videos. Not guaranteed to be completely accurate, but more accessible than encyclopedias for the MTV generation.
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Funny or Die brings us a parody movie trailer about a dystopian world where junk food is king, but one girl stands out because she prefers apples. It stars Chloe Grace Moretz, Tyler Posey, and First Lady Michelle Obama.
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A new book brings us examples of early bad writing from good authors. This should give hope to young writers and those of us who cringe at what we wrote as teenagers.
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Can Tiny Nuclear Plants Thwart Regulatory Hell? Smaller plants would reduce construction time, startup costs, and the amount of nuclear waste to deal with.
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Fat-shaming has gone high-tech. Learn about the new devices, apps, and trackers that will nag you about your eating habits.
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This Man Changed His Name From José To Joe And Immediately Got More Job Interviews. And even worse, this surprises no one at all.
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6 things the happiest families all have in common. Leo Tolstoy said happy families are all alike, but who cares as long as you’re happy?

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Where Did That Tuna Come From?
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Why You Should Care About Where Your Tuna Comes From. Pollutants are not the same across the globe.

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A Demonstration of How Water Acts in Space. Watch an astronaut blow fruit punch like bubble gum.

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I Wore A Mars Space Suit And It Was Exhausting. Living in an inhospitable atmosphere will be no walk in the park.

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John Ballou Newbrough's Orphan Utopia. His new Faithist religion was dictated by angels in the 1880s.

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How to Spot a Fake Viral Video. Begin with the idea that not every recording is true to life.

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The Bloody, Exhilarating Bonnie and Clyde Broke Taboos When it Hit Screens 50 Years Ago. It was historical fiction, yet resonated with the counterculture.

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The Game of Thrones Characters Need to Hang Out More. Battles and special effects are nice, but dialogue is where the show really shines.

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How WWII Saved The Great Gatsby From Obscurity. It took almost 20 years for the book to become a hit.

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A Sports Car is Born
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A Sports Car is Born. The story of that car you wanted as a kid, but thought twice about as an adult.

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The Quiet War Against Ownership. Manufacturers want to maintain control over the products they sell you.

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No One Will Bet Against Science on August 21. Even those who deny climate change will be headed to the solar eclipse totality zone.

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A Brief Tour of European Wedding Cake Traditions. You might want to use one to make your wedding more memorable.

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How the Internet Changed the Meaning of ‘Mamihlapinatapai.’ It perfectly summed up an incident we all know, but now is used to describe online behavior.

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Scientists Discovered a Trove of Volcanoes Hidden Beneath Antarctic Ice Sheet. It might be the densest area of volcanoes in the world.

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The Science of Suffering. Research indicates that trauma can affect your descendants for generations.

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10 Snack Foods Originally Sold as Medicines. While they didn't cure anything, they turned out to be pretty tasty.

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