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13 Things For History Lovers To Do Online When They're Bored

Help out historians by volunteering to transcribe old documents online. Here are some fun projects to work on.<p>There are tons of libraries, institutions, archives, and historical societies out there that have gobs and gobs of documents, letters, data logs, and basically anything written. To fully …

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This is The Handie, a silicon glove made for men to pleasure themselves. It's the perfect glove for the man who's always dreamed of looking down and …

A Shocking Fish Tale Surprises Evolutionary Biologists

The electric eel's powerful ability to deliver deadly shocks — up to 600 volts — makes it the most famous electric fish, but hundreds of other species produce weaker electric fields. Now, a new genetic study of electric fish has revealed the surprising way they got electrified.<p>Electric eels aren't …

How eating broccoli could help protect us from air pollution

<b>(al1962/Shutterstock)</b><p>New research suggests a compound in the vegetable might cause us to expel toxic chemicals<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>June 19, 2014 6:40pm (UTC)<p>The average adult inhales over 3,000 gallons of air every day. That's a lot of air, and in these smoggy times, it's a given that it contains toxic …

Surprise House Vote Backs Limits On NSA

WASHINGTON (AP) — House libertarians and liberals banded together for a surprise win in their fight against the secretive National Security Agency, securing support for new curbs on government spying a year after leaker Edward Snowden's disclosures about the bulk collection of millions of …

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27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

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First Electric Harley Goes Zero to 60 in 4 Seconds

Vermeer's paintings might be 350 year-old color photographs

<b>Tim Jenison</b>, a Texas-based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in the art world: 
How did Dutch master Johannes Vermeer manage …

Gun Violence Spurs Grim Industry: Bulletproof Items for Kids

Interest is spiking at companies that make bulletproof products for children.<p>Driven by the desire of parents and school districts to protect kids from shootings such as the recent tragedy at a high school near Portland, Oregon, these companies are performing a balancing act between making a profit …

When The Monster Saves You

Four months after I came out to my middle school guidance counselor, she was arrested for sexual misconduct.<p>The first person I told about the girls I wanted to kiss was my middle school counselor. I'd been seeing her without my mother's permission. I knew better than to ask my mother. But I spent …

Why the Cancer Cases in Fukushima Aren't Likely Linked to the Nuclear Disaster

An increase in thyroid cancer may just reflect the intensive testing of children.<p>Three years after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, reports are surfacing of a "cancer cluster." The Japanese government has reportedly tested 254,000 of the 375,000 children and adolescents in Fukushima …

24 Wise Words Of Wisdom To Get You Through Your Life

Reddit users were asked to share the wisest things they had ever heard. These are some of the most inspiring and helpful answers. From this Reddit thread.

An Artist Is Photoshopping Pictures Of Dogs To Find Them A Home

Sarolta Bán, we salute you.

CDC: Hospitals contributing to rise of superbugs

Health officials have long been warning us about the overuse of antibiotics and the rise of drug-resistant "superbugs." Now the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is shining a light on how hospitals are contributing to the problem.<p>"Prescribing (antibiotics) varies widely among hospitals," …

Minister's daughter: Cannabis 'a gift from God'

Aimee Curry recalls sitting on her couch one day, her back contorted, as spasms -- remnants of a car accident that almost killed her in 1992 -- rippled up and down her back.<p>A friend who had been visiting that day left, saying she would bring back some medication. "She came back with pot," said …