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New Species Found in Museums

Kyle Webster
Kyle Webster

Natural History Museums Are Teeming With Undiscovered Species. DNA analysis is uncovering different species we already have specimens of.
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The new Malware Museum may give you a nostalgic feeling for the computer viruses from the ‘80s and ‘90s. Mikko Hypponen has been collecting malicious software for 25 years.
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New Hampshire Mill Workers Invented A New Type Of French. Workers from Quebec came to the town of Berlin and developed an American hybrid language.
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Peace, Love, and Litigation. Highlights from the long string of lawsuits by the Beatles.
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These Are the 20 Deadliest Animals in Australia. They had plenty of competition to overcome.
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A study shows that More Guns are Linked to More Mass Shootings. And now that there are more guns than people in the U.S., it will happen again.
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On with the worst: Movies with a zero-percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. There are 354 movies with no decent reviews at all; none were made before 1950.
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Happy Pancake Day! Shrove Tuesday goes by many times, most of them delicious.

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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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