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The New York Times' 1920 Editorial Mocking Space Travel Remains a Classic

Sick burn.<p>It appeared in a brief "Topics of the Times" commentary: "A Severe Strain on Credulity." The source of this incredulousness was none other than Robert H. Goddard, the rocketry pioneer and Goddard Space Flight Center namesake, who had dare propose under the auspices of the Smithsonian …

Taken: The coldest case ever solved

A child vanishes<p>Reference<p>Chapter 1 — 1957: A child is taken<p>Maria Ridulph was 7 when she was kidnapped from a street corner in Sycamore, Illinois, on December 3, 1957. Her murder went unsolved for half a century.Photo: Family photo courtesy Chicago Sun-Times<p>Maria was the pretty one, slight and …

France: Raids kill 3 suspects, including 2 wanted in Charlie Hebdo attack

<b>(CNN) —</b> A pair of dramatic raids Friday in France led to the killing of three terrorists -- one suspected in the fatal shooting of a policewoman and four hostages, the other two in the massacre at the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine -- and to the freeing of more than a dozen people being held …

Terrorism

Jury selection begins in case of boy killed in 1979

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Around 100 potential jurors made their way into a Manhattan courtroom Monday morning, as Pedro Hernandez, alleged killer of 6-year-old Etan Patz, looked on.<p>Hernandez, joined by his attorneys, Harvey Fishbein and Alice Fontier, sat in court opposite prosecutors from the Manhattan …

Police: Father was 'sexting' as son was dying in hot car

<b>Atlanta (CNN) —</b> Surprising claims came to light during a hearing Thursday for a Georgia man whose toddler son died after being left in a hot car, a man prosecutors sought to portray as an unfaithful husband who wanted a child-free life.<p>Among the most shocking allegations: Justin Ross Harris …

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Deadly High: How synthetic drugs are killing kids

Eighteen-year-old Christian Bjerk was a popular high school football player. The middle of Keith and Debbie Bjerk's three sons, he was looking forward to starting at North Dakota State College of Science in the fall of 2012 and playing on the college's football team.<p>But on the morning of June 11, …

Living with two penises is 'special and unique'

By Daniel Rosney <i>Newsbeat reporter</i><p><b>A man with two penises has been speaking to Newsbeat about living with the condition.</b><p>Known only as Triple D, the 25-year-old from the east coast of America claims to have had 1,000 sexual partners.<p>He suffers from diphallia which is a rare condition where a male is …

23 Slow Cooker Desserts You Need To Make This Winter

Pulled pork can wait. There's cake to eat.

Slow Cookers

Herbed Green Bean Casserole Recipe

Tip<p>Why Do We Celebrate Christmas on Dec. 25?<p>There are several reasons Christmas is celebrated on Dec. 25. The date is nine months after March 25, a …

Spot's Photos of LA in the 70s Make the Skater and Punk Scenes Look Desolate and Frightening

We interviewed the legendary punk producer for SST about his amazing new collection of photos.<p>At this point every counterculture scholar in the Western world has a bookshelf that's fat with the weight of dozens of photo books documenting punks from decades past. None of them are like Sinecure's new …

Christmas Morning Casserole Everyone Will Love

Christmas morning is obviously the peak of all the holiday excitement, and in our family it is always spent hovered over hot coffee and breakfast casseroles, while we refuse to wear anything but pajamas and laze on the sofa.<p>Christmas Morning Casserole is perfect for long lazy mornings with family …

Gluten-Free

Cheesy Sausage Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Tip<p>How to Store Eggs<p>Eggs should keep a consistent and low temperature. This is best achieved by placing their carton in the center of your fridge. …