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Blast From the Past: Ski Resorts, Then and Now

Though skiing has been utilized as a method of transport for almost five thousand years, our snow loving predecessors didn't really start utilizing the fluffy white stuff for purely recreational purposes until the end of the 19th century. The first rope tow was strung up in 1910 in Truckee, CA as a …

World's Longest Snake Has Virgin Birth—First Recorded in Species

An 11-year-old reticulated python produced six babies without mating in 2012.<p>Virgin birth has been documented in the world's longest snake for the first time, a recent study says.<p>An 11-year-old reticulated python named Thelma produced six female offspring in June 2012 at the Louisville Zoo in …

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Human Brains Now Understand Smiley Emoticon Like A Real Face

Just don't turn that :-) upside down.<p>The brain is great at recognizing faces. When you see a face, specific areas of the occipitotemporal cortex are activated. But what about emoticons, such as the smiley face--how does the brain react? Is it possible that they might be seen similarly to faces, …

U.S. Gets a Little Boozier With Relaxed Liquor Laws

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Good news, everyone! America is relaxing its liquor laws, bringing us one step closer to becoming …

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, has recently announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted more than 140,000 entries from 166 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted …

Bill Nye Wins Over the Science Crowd at Evolution Debate

Some scientists were skeptical that Bill Nye the Science Guy, who made his name as the host of a TV show for children, could hold his own in Tuesday's debate over evolution and creationism — but now that it's over, his performance has won praise from those skeptics, and perhaps some respect from …

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Bold Boeing workers refuse to screw over next generation

<b>A Boeing assembly facility in Renton, Wash. (AP/Ted S. Warren)</b><p>By rejecting a contract that amounted to corporate extortion, employees have taken a stand for the middle class<p>Richard Kirsch<p>November 23, 2013 3:00pm (UTC)<p>This originally appeared on Next New Deal.<p>In a remarkable act of courage and …

Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo concept vehicle

The Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo concept vehicle is introduced at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)