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    Calling All Muggles! You Can Now Buy Harry Potter’s House

    You'll just need $1.3 million, that's all.

    Sperm Counts Have Dropped 50 Percent in 40 Years—Here’s Why

    For some mysterious reason, men's sperm counts are dropping—rapidly—around the world. Here's what you need to know.

    These Vaccine Patches Will Have You Saying So Long to Needles at the Doctor

    No words if nurses will still be handing out lollipops for being a good sport about the whole affair.

    Pacemakers May Soon Be Powered By Your Own Heart

    A new biofriendly energy technology taps the body's own movement—like a self-winding watch—to make implanted devices even safer.

    Firefighters from All Over the Country Call This the ‘Most Hospitable’ Small Town They’ve Ever Served

    The government sent Hotshots, an elite team of firefighters, to fight wildfires raging near Hayesville, NC. The community's outpouring of...

    One of the World’s Most Iconic Ships Sailed Straight Into Hurricane Sandy. Sandy Won.

    The HMS Bounty experienced its final moments during Hurricane Sandy. Did any passengers survive the wreckage?

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    The Psychology of Picking a President: What Your Brain Says About Your Vote

    You can predict who will win the next presidential election using these simple facts, explains psychologist John D. Gartner.

    9 of the Most Inspiring, Powerful Quotes from Pope Francis on Climate Change

    On June 18, 2015, Pope Francis releases a 184-page encyclical addressing the threat that global warming poses to our human...

    80 Powerful Black History Month Quotes That Will Inspire You and Move You

    Learning about Black History Month can be inspirational, and the quotes below are sure to move and motivate you.

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    Why Fully Vaccinated People Everywhere Still Need Masks Indoors

    The CDC recommends that vaccinated people almost everywhere wear masks in indoor public places. Here's why it's a good idea.