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Guess How Many Students on Standardized Test Said They Knew That the ‘United States Should Be a Democracy’ Is a Widely Held Belief

WASHINGTON (AP) — Time for another history lesson.<p>Only about a quarter of eighth graders showed solid performance or better in U.S. history, civics and geography on tests known as the Nation’s Report Card.<p>Photo credit: Shutterstock<p>The 2014 results from the National Assessment of Educational …

Sure, that food has the government’s organic label. But that doesn’t mean it was made without man-made chemicals.

You might think the USDA "organic" label is reserved for foods produced without any man-made chemicals. But under government rules, "organic" food may be grown or processed with the aid of scores of synthetic substances, as long as those chemicals have been deemed essential.<p>Exactly which chemicals …

Agriculture

Everything You Need To Know Before 'Game Of Thrones' Returns On Sunday

Since "Game of Thrones" Season 4 ended last year, The Huffington Post has kept you up to date with all the Season 5 spoilers, predictions, episode titles, trailers, clips and news. With the new season just days away, it's time to start refreshing your memory on all things Westeros.<p>Here are the most …

Why do we have allergies?

Allergic reactions to everything from pollen to peanuts make life a misery for millions. But why does our body over-react to seemingly benign intruders? Carl Zimmer reports.<p>For me, it was hornets.<p>One summer afternoon when I was 12, I ran into an overgrown field near a friend’s house and kicked a …

Immunotherapy

The World's Simplest Guide to Understanding ObamaCare

Your dummy-proof, fact-based, no-nonsense, nonpartisan explanation of the Affordable Care Act<p>On November 15th of this year, health care reform reentered its period of open enrollment. That’s the annual three-month window for changing your insurer or policy or signing up for the first time.<p>By now, …

Unsuspecting People Get a Live Photoshopped Surprise

Take a look at the priceless reactions of these people who are secretly photographed while waiting for a bus, and then Photoshopped into amusing …