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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.

Chuck Feeney’s Story
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Chuck Feeney: The true story of a man who devoted his entire fortune to better humanity. He hopes others will follow suit.

The Incredible Fig
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A wasp dies inside a fig after pollination. Anyone who eats figs is consuming wasp biomass.

Inventor harvests methane gas from ditches and ponds to power his moped

Shallow ponds and ditches are producers of greenhouse gases, especially methane, which is released by the breakdown or decay of organic material. Gijs Schalkx harvests this methane from ponds — by hand — and uses it to power his moped.

Why are Fashion shows filled with unwearable garments?
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Have you ever watched a Fashion show and wondered who those garments were targeting, why there were all seemingly unwearable and thought…

Person of the Year: A Photo History
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TIME explained what was perhaps the most controversial of its choices thus: "Hitler became in 1938 the greatest threatening force that the democratic, freedom-loving world faces today"...

Cochineal Bugs Create Red Dye: A Moment in Science
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Award-winning Museum educator Bob Alderink reveals the secret ingredient that gives your strawberry yogurt (and many other foods) a pleasing rosy hue. See h...


The technology of folding & securing an epistolary writing substrate to function as its own envelope


Merkabah, also spelled Merkaba, is the divine light vehicle allegedly used by ascended masters to connect with and reach those in tune with the higher realms.

Teardown of a PC power supply
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Have you ever wondered what's inside your computer's power supply? The task of a PC power supply is to convert the power from the wall (1...

Understanding Index Tracking Methodologies

When you hear about the stock market going up or down, what’s being measured is the change in the value of a specific stock index, such as the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average or Nasdaq Composite Index. Index funds are used to match the performance of these major market bellwethers.

How Big Pharma Finds Sick Users on Facebook
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We found drug ads targeted at users interested in everything from bourbon to therapy

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