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Montana's Northern Cheyenne tribe fighting to secure voting rights

Mark Wandering Medicine has sacrificed more than most for his country. He served six years in the US marines, fought through the bloodiest years of the Vietnam war and almost lost a leg when his scouting unit was ambushed near the North Vietnamese border in 1972.<p>Since he returned home to the …

Shutdown shows the Civil War never ended

The battle lines are still drawn<p>Stephan Richter<p>October 7, 2013 8:29pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on The Globalist.<p>One of the biggest hoaxes of American history is that the Civil War ended back in 1865. Unfortunately, it has not ended yet. What was achieved back then was an armistice, …

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The Nerdiest Places To Explore On Google Street View

Particle accelerators, space shuttles, natural wonders. Virtual tourism panders to the nerds.<p>Google Maps has just added perhaps the nerdiest of locations to Street View, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. For those of us who can't actually go to Geneva and explore the underground tunnels of the …

Termites' powerful weapon against extermination? Their own poop

ORLANDO (Reuters) - Scientists trying to understand why destructive wood-eating termites are so resistant to efforts to exterminate them have come up with an unusually repugnant explanation.<p>Formosan subterranean termites feed on wood in this undated handout photo. REUTERS/Nan-Yao Su/University of …

Periodic Table – Royal Society of Chemistry

Periodic Table<p>The Royal Society of Chemistry's interactive periodic table features history, alchemy, podcasts, videos, and data trends across the …

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What's the point of sleep?

Almost as much as eating food or tormenting the local wildlife, my cats love to sleep. Which is probably why I get on so well with them, because I'm also quite partial to a good nap. The trouble with sleep is that no one's quite sure why we actually do it. But a new paper published in the Journal …

Brain-training video games may help reverse cognitive decline in old age

Playing brain-training video gamesmay help reverse the natural decline in cognitive abilitiesamong older people, according to scientists.<p>They found that 60-year-olds who played a custom-designed video game for 12 hours over the course of a month improved their multitasking abilities to levels …

What Pangaea Would Look Like With Today's Political Boundaries [Infographic]

Goodbye, East Coast.<p>About 300 million years ago, the supercontinent of Pangaea started to break apart into the continents we live on today. An Italian designer who goes by the name Massimo put Pangaea back together, then added on modern political boundaries, creating the map you see here. Brazil …

The Middle East Explained In One Excellent Letter To The Editor

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Making gardening easier for seniors - GardenGates: Gardening and Landscape Design

Raised gardens save the stress of bending and kneeling.<p>Gardening offers a productive way to exercise for people of all ages. Vitamin D from sunshine, …

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures breathtaking images of Earth from Saturn

NASA's unmanned Cassini spacecraft has already returned some gorgeous views of the planet Saturn, which it is currently flying around. But the latest images should be enough to make it and any other interplanetary travelers (such as Voyager 1) homesick. On July 19th, the spacecraft, located about …

How to prune tomato plants

My tomato plants have benefited from frequent rain in their first month outdoors. The moist conditions have encouraged lots of stem and leaf growth, …

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Inside The Meltdown At America’s Most Conservative, Most Christian Political Consulting Firm

DELAWARE, Ohio — About 30 miles north of Columbus, down the road from a Walmart and across the street from a Walmart-sized Baptist church, a brick-faced Victorian estate stands alone in a meadow of persimmons. The building blends nicely into the landscape, except for two features: the fleet of …

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Emotional and Beautiful Photos (53 pictures)

Though we differ in the way we look and things we believe in, there’s something we all share: emotion. Human emotion is innate in all of us; it’s …

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Ana White | $10 Cedar Raised Garden Beds - DIY Projects

HANDMADE FROM THIS PLAN >><p>Projects built from this plan. Thank you for submitting brag posts, it's appreciated by all!<p>Handmade by: Tamila<p>Handmade by: …

World's Best Hikes: Epic Trails

Adventure<p>A truly great trail winds into the essence of a place, so when assembling this list of the world’s great hikes we kept an eye on more than the footpath. We looked for walks that travel deeper into a location’s history and culture. Sure, there’s outdoor adventure on each of these 20 hikes, …

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The Lost Beatles Photos: Rare Shots From 1964-1966

(no title)<p>Upon arriving in Los Angeles for their August 23, 1964 concert at the Hollywood Bowl the Beatles discovered their reservations at the …

The Me Bird: Animation by 18bis

The Me Bird: Animation by 18bis<p>A free interpretation of a poem by Pablo Neruda using a strata stencil technique.<p>The inspiration in the strata stencil …