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15 Most Devastating facts about World War 2 that will shock you!

<b>11. Metal shortage during the World War 2 led to the Oscar’s statuettes being made of painted plaster.</b><p>Since 1929, Oscar’s have been polished with …

World History

Moscase Is Like Batman’s Utility Belt For Your iPhone

The average phone case is basically a piece of plastic that protects your device when you drop it. But what if you could add modular features to your iPhone like a heart rate monitor, a grappling hook, or a backup battery? Now you can.<p>Moscase comes to use from Hungary and is being crowdfunded to …

Gear & Gadgets

The Best Night (and, Okay, Day) Cheese, According to BA Staffers

Sure, we like fancy cheese. But every now and then, we get a little down and dirty with some good, old-fashioned supermarket cheese. Here are our favorite brands.<p></head>We are nondiscriminatory in our love for cheese. From fancy blue cheeses to humble bricks of cheddar, it's all gouda so far as …

Taco Bell

Neverwinter's Xbox One tweaks are smart, but performance takes a hit

I was a big fan of <i>Neverwinter</i> when it launched in 2013, thanks to its refreshingly fast pace and clever, comparatively unobtrusive free-to-play model. It seemed like a logical fit for controllers, thanks to the limited action set each player is allotted — and as it turns out, it is. <i>Neverwinter</i> on …

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A Marijuana Deficiency Might Be Causing Your Migraines And IBS

<i>This piece first appeared on AlterNet:</i><p>For several years I have postulated that marijuana is <i>not</i>, in the strict sense of the word, an intoxicant.<p>As I …

Do your genes determine your entire life?

Some scientists claim that new discoveries have proved free will is an illusion. Nonsense, says Julian Baggini<p>Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis …

British Cuisine

Are We Doomed To Arctic Winters In America?

Scientists Square Off On The Coming Freeze<p>There's an unwelcome guest on your doorstep, America.<p>It comes from the north, dragging frigid air and awful commutes like a terrible shroud over the continental United States, from the Rocky Mountains all the way to the Atlantic. While the East Coast saw …