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The World’s Deadliest Thing — Anthony Warner
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It is deadly, invisible and shapes much of the food we eat. A teaspoon of it could kill millions of people, and it is probably the most expensive material on earth. Yet you probably have some stuck to the bottom of you shoe.

Your Fingerprint Can Be Hacked For $5. Here’s How. - Kraken Blog
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Fingerprint authentication is a convenient alternative to passwords and PIN codes. Who wants to spend time typing in a lengthy string of numbers, letters and characters when a simple tap will suffice? Unfortunately, that convenience comes at a cost. Because, unlike a regular password, you…

How to Grow Sodium Chloride Crystals at Home
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I discovered a way to grow transparent sodium chloride crystals at home. Here’s how. Growing sodium chloride crystals Sodium chloride, or table salt, has a cubic crystal structure. But the salt we use for cooking normally looks

The Moon's top layer alone has enough oxygen to sustain 8 billion people for 100,000 years
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The next big frontier in space exploration is finding ways to effectively harness oxygen contained within Moon dust. What will it take?

What Collective Narcissism Does to Society
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In everyday settings, it can keep people from listening to one another. At its worst, it might fuel violence.

How credit cards make money
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Credit cards make money through net interest, interchange, fees, and marketing contributions.

What's the Big Deal With Australia's
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From pineapples to poisonous toads, Aussies love their enormous roadside attractions

Justice 4 Shane Todd
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On June 24, 2012, the body of Shane Todd, a young US electrical engineer, was found hanging in his Singapore apartment. The Singapore Police say it was suicide, but the Todd family believes he was murdered.

The Giant of Guadalajara
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Royal de Luxe are currently considered to be an iconic, almost mythical, street theater company – equal to the Theatre du Soleil for conventional indoor theatre.

Health: What is gout?
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A gout is a painful form of arthritis. When your body has extra uric acid, sharp crystals may form in the big toe or other joints

2,050-year-old Roman tomb offers insights on ancient concrete resilience
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The unique mineral composition of the 2,050-year-old Roman tomb of Caecilia Metella could point the way toward more resilient and sustainable modern concrete structures.

Nobody Really Knows How the Economy Works. A Fed Paper Is the Latest Sign.
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Many experts are rethinking longstanding core ideas, including the importance of inflation expectations.

Point Nemo: The Space Cemetery Where Thousands of NASA's Past Projects Are Buried In
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Point Nemo is the most remote place in the world. Sitting 1,400 miles away from any landmass or population group, it makes for the perfect place for space agencies to crash land their old spacecraft.

How doctors die. It’s not like the rest of us, but it should be
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This hard-hitting blogpost by Ken Murray, a retired Los Angeles family doctor, helped open up discussions about why doctors routinely administer treatments to dying patients that they would adamantly refuse for themselves. Years ago, Charlie, a highly respected orthopaedist and a mentor of mine, fo

The Real Owner of the US Debt Will Surprise You
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The majority of the U.S. national debt is owned by Social Security, the Federal Reserve, and foreign investors. Learn how that impacts the rest of the nation.

The Secret Lives of Mosquitoes, the World’s Most Hated Insects
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While some are a nuisance, others working as nighttime pollinators may be critically important to a functioning ecosystem

Why airlines no longer use rear-engine planes
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When we first started travelling the world aboard jet-powered passenger aircraft you could almost be certain your plane would have engines in the rear.

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