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DIY Electrical Brain Stimulation

J. Longo
J. Longo

The promise and peril of DIY electrical brain stimulation. While medical use is still in clinical trials, people are zapping their own brains for a variety of reasons.  
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The Illicit Spelunker Capturing Underground Scenes at Chernobyl. Alexander Kupny sneaked into the concrete sarcophagus of reactor #4 to document the destruction.
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Coming to America Through Beringia. The Bering Strait was once a substantial land mass, and home to migrant humans.
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Britain’s King Edward VIII abdicated because he was in love with an American divorcee. Those who were there believe that may have been a stroke of luck for the kingdom.
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Six of the Strangest Cancer "Cures.” Desperate people will try anything, even when there’s no evidence of efficacy.
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Killing above your weight class: 26 unexpected assassins. These small but surprising killers add a lot to a movie plot.
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The Best Way to Wash Your Hands. The six-step method (illustrated in 12 steps) is better at eliminating bacteria than the standard three-step method.
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Why Did Humans Start Eating Cheese in the First Place? Sure, we like it, but that first time had to be an accident, don’t you think?

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Scientists Are Pushing For a Ban on Killer Robots
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A Growing Movement of Scientists is Pushing for a Ban on Killer Robots. Separating human judgment from war is a recipe for disaster.

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17 Homes You’ve Seen On TV And What They Look Like Off-Screen. Not shown: the tourists who stop and take pictures.

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The Curious Case of the Law of the Tongue. When orcas help you hunt whales, it's only right to share the meat with them.

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The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans. A return to rare and exotic bean varieties has made the humble legume cool.

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Why Restaurants Became So Loud—And How to Fight Back. An ambience designed for "buzz" and "energy" can damage your hearing.

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Should America Go Cash-Free? Digital money is convenient, but total reliance on banks comes with costs.

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10 Out-of-This-World Facts About Plan 9 From Outer Space. What made it a bad movie also made it a lot of fun.

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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel
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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel. Action Comics #1000 celebrates the anniversary by reminding us of what the superhero is all about.

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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food. Outstanding dishes at an event in North Carolina ranged from the sublime to the disgusting.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment. Muzafer Sherif manipulated boys at summer camp to hate each other in the 1950s, but they only learned the truth as elderly men.

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Ten Superstitions of Writers and Artists. They must have worked, since all these people became famous.

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On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters. The hobby never completely goes out of style.

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