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Inside the Spark-Filled Home of a Vintage Electric Machine Collector

Inside the Spark-Filled Home of a Vintage Electric Machine Collector

Some of Tim Mullen's many curious items. (All photos: Ella Morton) In his one-bedroom apartment four floors above a Manhattan Chipotle, Tim Mul...

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The Cold Medicine That’s Linked to Cognitive Problems

The Cold Medicine That’s Linked to Cognitive Problems

A common kind of prescription and over-the-counter medication, including some cold medicines, has been linked to cognitive impairment in older adults,...

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Is Fish Oil Beneficial for the Brain?

Is Fish Oil Beneficial for the Brain?

By Emily Deans M.D. One element that distinguishes humans from other primates is the high levels ofomega-3 fatty acids within the brain. ...

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Genes influence the age at which you lose your virginity, study shows

Genes influence the age at which you lose your virginity, study shows

The subtle impact of genetics on the age at which people lose their virginity has been teased apart by scientists and shown to have an effect on ...

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Hồ Thuỷ Tiên in Huế, Vietnam

Hồ Thuỷ Tiên in Huế, Vietnam

Opened in 2004 at a price tag of approximately three million USD, the Ho Thuy Tien water park opened its gates to the public when it wa...

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The Laws of Physics Can't Explain Why the Universe Is Expanding So Fast

The Laws of Physics Can't Explain Why the Universe Is Expanding So Fast

Yes, the universe is expanding, and, well, maybe it is time to panic.  Scientists said recently that the universe is getting bigger so quickly...

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How to Lose Weight For Real!

How to Lose Weight For Real!

We all have gotten this article before.  We've all seen the fad diets, the nutritional supplements, the concerns for your thyroid gland and s...

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The Wanderer

The Wanderer

 a clear spring afternoon in Berlin, Bill and Chelsea Clinton rode to the World Cup final in the front seats of a bus. The Olympic Stadium—...

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Ancient genome from Africa sequenced for the first time

Ancient genome from Africa sequenced for the first time

University of Cambridge—The first ancient human genome from Africa to be sequenced has revealed that a wave of migration back into Africa from W...

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SAYULITA, MEXICO: TRAVEL GUIDE

SAYULITA, MEXICO: TRAVEL GUIDE

Most travellers that frequent Mexico know Puerto Vallarta – it’s loved for its seaside golf greens and for being a hub for expat retirees ...

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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard in Australia Over Dog Importation Drama

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard in Australia Over Dog Importation Drama

Johnny Depp and wife Amber Heard have reportedly arrived in Australia to face accusations the actress spirited the couple's Yorkshire terriers int...

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Man already wealthy beyond good taste says working 80 hour weeks for million dollar corporations is

Man already wealthy beyond good taste says working 80 hour weeks for million dollar corporations is

Rich old man is out of touch, more at 11 Leave it to Venture Beat, a site literally named after the plutocratic Dutch rudder that is venture capita...

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Rubio persuades Everglades foe in Senate to back key project

Rubio persuades Everglades foe in Senate to back key project

The next best hope for Florida's ailing Everglades may be a senator from Oklahoma who doesn't believe in climate change. This week, Republi...

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Column: Save a Tampa cigar institution

Column: Save a Tampa cigar institution

When my grandfather was a young boy growing up in Cuba, he was afflicted by polio that permanently disabled his legs and rendered him incapable of wor...

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The News is Generally Wrong!

The News is Generally Wrong!

It really is in a sad state of affairs that I have to write this out for people.  Then again, if you are reading this most likely you are already...

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Are You a Cheater If You're Using Smart Drugs to Get Ahead?

Are You a Cheater If You're Using Smart Drugs to Get Ahead?

For years, people have dreamed of creating a pill that could solve all your problems—one that could make you smarter, more creative, and give yo...

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Superhero Performance? It’s All in Your Mind

Superhero Performance? It’s All in Your Mind

As so many Americans flock to the multiplex to see Iron Man, Batman, and Captain America, I’m one of few fortunate enough to work with real supe...

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 7 Habits That May Actually Change The Brain, According To Science

7 Habits That May Actually Change The Brain, According To Science

By Alice G. Walton The brain is by far our most precious organ–others are good, too, but they all pale in comparison to the mighty brain. Bec...

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How I Flew to 13 Countries in First Class Without Buying Tickets

How I Flew to 13 Countries in First Class Without Buying Tickets

In the last 2 years, I've flown to at least 13 countries in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, all in first or business class. Here's ...

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How To Talk To Your Teen About Depression

How To Talk To Your Teen About Depression

Nearly one in five teens experiences depression, but parents can find it difficult to broach the subject. Here are The Onion’s tips for talking ...

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New 'Time Slice' Theory Suggests You're Not as Conscious as You Think You Are

New 'Time Slice' Theory Suggests You're Not as Conscious as You Think You Are

Our conscious perception of the world feels like a continuous and uninterrupted flow, but a new study suggests that it’s actually more like the ...

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The first ever scientific study to capture images of your brain on LSD had to be crowdfunded

The first ever scientific study to capture images of your brain on LSD had to be crowdfunded

If anybody understands the difficult of studying LSD’s effects on humans, David Nutt does. In the US and the UK, this psychedelic is a Schedule ...

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This is your brain on LSD

This is your brain on LSD

The image comes from a new study published in the journal PNAS, which used modern techniques to map out the effects of a placebo and LS...

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The most convincing argument for legalizing LSD, shrooms, and other psychedelics

The most convincing argument for legalizing LSD, shrooms, and other psychedelics

I have a profound fear of death. It's not bad enough to cause serious depression or anxiety. But it is bad enough to make me avoid thinking about ...

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The Only Decision That Felt Right After Brain Cancer Killed Our 18-Year-Old Son

The Only Decision That Felt Right After Brain Cancer Killed Our 18-Year-Old Son

By Liz Dawes When to Jump is a curated community featuring the ideas and stories of people who have made the decision to leave something comfo...

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10 Books You Pretend To Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)

10 Books You Pretend To Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)

Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books — but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, ...

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Insomnia Linked To Abnormal Brain Connections In New Sleep Study

Insomnia Linked To Abnormal Brain Connections In New Sleep Study

By Natasha Hinde People who suffer from insomnia are more likely to have damaged brain connections, a new study has revealed. Publishe...

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Obscura Day 2016: Old Houses of Tbilisi

Obscura Day 2016: Old Houses of Tbilisi

Explore the enchanting architecture of Tbilisi from the Tzarist times. Join us on Obscura Day for a tour of urban architecture in Tbilisi starting ...

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The Grave of the Female Stranger

The Grave of the Female Stranger

This grave marks the passing of a historic Jane Doe whose identity remains a mystery to this dayAccording to local legend, a young couple arrived in A...

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The Long Quest to Get Southerners to Stop Dueling

The Long Quest to Get Southerners to Stop Dueling

By Cara Giaimo A recreation of a duel's aftermath, by photographer Katharine Sheward Stanbery and circa 1900. (Image: Katharine Shewar...

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PacSun Is Bankrupt? We Let Down A Shepherd Of Our Youth

PacSun Is Bankrupt? We Let Down A Shepherd Of Our Youth

By Clara Morris Pacific Sunwear filed for bankruptcy protection today. And I’m the afraid the blame falls squarely on the shoulders of our ge...

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White Ink Tattoos – A Visually Stunning Yet Controversial Type of Body Art

White Ink Tattoos – A Visually Stunning Yet Controversial Type of Body Art

By Sumitra on April 6t While solid black tattoos are gaining popularity in some circles, others seem to prefer getting their skin etched with white...

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7 Things You Need To Learn About Autism

7 Things You Need To Learn About Autism

By Emily Willingham Autism is not a mental illness or disease It’s been included in the diagnostic manual that some clinicians use: The Di...

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Fine-y Houses

Fine-y Houses

Kim LaCapria A lot of anxious bloggers incorrectly surmised HUD was moving to make "tiny homes" illegal. HUD is attempting to pass a l...

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Murinsel in Graz, Austria

Murinsel in Graz, Austria

When Graz, Austria was appointed as the 2003 European City of Culture, they got a futuristic alien heart of a museum, but that's not all, the city...

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This Man-Made ‘Meteor-Wrong’ Fell From Space

This Man-Made ‘Meteor-Wrong’ Fell From Space

This fell from space. (Photo: J.M. Trigo-Rodríguez/ICE, CSIC-IEEC) One winter night in 2012, in a small Spanish city not far from Barce...

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Palau Could Run Out of Water by the End of the Month

Palau Could Run Out of Water by the End of the Month

Some of the limestone islands in Palau. (Photo: LuxTonnerre/CC BY 2.0) Palau is an archipelago of 250 islands that was first populated some&nb...

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US by rail: Take the slow train down the West Coast

US by rail: Take the slow train down the West Coast

  By Tom Fort The usual way to do the US West Coast is to drive Route 101 – which is fine, if a bit obvious, perhaps a touch unadvent...

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Vintage books reinvented as gorgeous, wearable jewels

Vintage books reinvented as gorgeous, wearable jewels

Despite the onslaught of digitized libraries and a horde of e-readers, many of us still love our books. But for those outdated volumes that really are...

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BLOOD DONORS SENT TEXT WHEN THEY SAVE A LIFE

BLOOD DONORS SENT TEXT WHEN THEY SAVE A LIFE

MINI BELIEVE IT OR NOT -BLOOD DONORS IN SWEDEN ARE SENT A TEXT MESSAGE EVERY TIME THEIR BLOOD SAVES A LIFE! MINI BELIEVE IT OR NOT – Blood...

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RARE BUTTERFLY WITH MALE AND FEMALE WINGS

RARE BUTTERFLY WITH MALE AND FEMALE WINGS

THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BUTTERFLY WERE WINGS TYPICAL OF A FEMALE, WHILE THE LEFT WERE MALE MARKINGS MINI BELIEVE IT OR NOT – In October of 2...

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New diabetes treatment would turn liver cells into insulin-producers

New diabetes treatment would turn liver cells into insulin-producers

When pancreatic islet allo-transplantation therapy was first introduced, it provided hope for countless diabetics tired of daily insulin injections. W...

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Google settles with the government for $19 million over in-app purchases

Google settles with the government for $19 million over in-app purchases

Don't think that Apple and Amazon are the only ones currently in the FTC's crosshairs over their in-app purchasing policies. But whi...

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Sustainably Delicious: Maine Lobster

Sustainably Delicious: Maine Lobster

Where I live on the coast of Maine, there are two rules: Never touch someone else’s lobster trap, and always support the neighborhood lobst...

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Uber uses its fleet to deliver food with new 'UberFresh' service

Uber uses its fleet to deliver food with new 'UberFresh' service

Like Uber but instead of needing to go somewhere, you want to eat lunch? UberFresh is perfect for you. Oh wait, do you also live in Santa Mo...

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May 21 video of parent comet for Friday night’s meteor shower

May 21 video of parent comet for Friday night’s meteor shower

This is small and dim Comet 209P/LINEAR, as captured by Ido of Baraket (Emerald) Observatory in Israel last night (May 21, 2014). We won’t see t...

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The Enduring Solidarity of Whiteness

The Enduring Solidarity of Whiteness

Black poverty is fundamentally distinct from white poverty—and so cannot be addressed without grappling with racism. There have been a number...

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archatlas: Nature’s Tiniest Architects Nicky Bay Nicky Bay is the master of capturing…

archatlas: Nature’s Tiniest Architects Nicky Bay Nicky Bay is the master of capturing…

None of the images, work or art displayed here are our own, and we are really thankful to all of you who have created and represented personal and pro...

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The 10 Dumbest Things to Bring on a Backpacking Trip

The 10 Dumbest Things to Bring on a Backpacking Trip

Philip Werner/Mar 31, 2016 We’ve all brought dumb things on backpacking trips. Oh yeah. I’ve certainly had my share. But it’s...

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Google Pulls April Fools’ Prank After Backlash

Google Pulls April Fools’ Prank After Backlash

By Jack Nicas Some people aren’t laughing at one of Google’s latest April Fools’ Day pranks. The Alphabet unit inser...

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Hurtigruten’s fresh, new interiors

Hurtigruten’s fresh, new interiors

Hurtigruten’s fresh, new interiors – see video tour A modern, Scandinavian style inspired by the Arctic climate and waters. Explore Hur...

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