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You’ll Never Believe Who Invented the Super Soaker!

The Popsicle, the super soaker, the kevlar vest ... some of the craziest invention stories ever. >>

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David Brooks: How Much of Our Time Should Politics Take?

In the garden of democracy, politics should support, not dominate, our lives, argues the New York… >>

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St. Patrick’s Day in Pictures: How the World Celebrates

Take a look at how people all over the world celebrate the patron saint of Ireland on March 17. Is… >>

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Strange Secrets About Websites You Use Every Day

Why is Facebook blue? Why is Google buying up electricity? Can you really sell ANYTHING on eBay? We… >>

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How and Why We Pray

Organized religion may be losing members, but prayer is more popular than ever. A look at the… >>

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Can David Milarch Save Endangered Trees Through Cloning?

People said David Milarch was nuts. Then his far-fetched plan for saving our treasured trees… >>

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You Be the Judge: The Case of the Second Texter

Is the person who sends a distracting text just as responsible for 
a car accident? >>

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What Is Bitcoin? Everything You Need to Know

Stop asking yourself, "What is bitcoin?"—these articles have all the answers you need. >>

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What Life Was Like on the Last Day at the Waffle House

An account of the dismantling of an extraordinary ordinary place. >>