How Prohibition Encouraged Women to Drink

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Chinese prisoners used as live targets for bayonet practice, 1938
During the Nanking Massacre, also called the Rape of Nanking, an estimated 200,000 Chinese citizens were brutally murdered by Japanese forces, who went out of their way to torture and brutalize them in horrific ways.

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10 most sexist ads from the past

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THIS POWERFUL HERB CAN CLEANSE YOUR LUNGS OF DUST, MOLD, BACTERIA AND CHEMICALS! (HOW TO USE IT)

First, you need to know that there are many things that can cause problems for our respiratory organs, such as: allergies, asthma, harmful organisms, and even i

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Climate change will accelerate extreme weather events in the coming years


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Rotterdam: With Floating Farm, Urban Farming Is Put To Sea

The groundbreaking plans for a new Floating Farm geared towards the sustainable food fanatics of Rotterdam is paving way for a new architectural revolution in the city.

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Secrets of the 10,000 Year Old Man, review – a smartly told, fact-filled and inventive documentary

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Osteoarthritis: Could researchers have found the key to prevention?


A new study may have revealed a possible new prevention and treatment strategy for osteoarthritis, which is one of the most common and debilitating age-related diseases in the United States.
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It’s time to end the debate about video games and violence

For years, there have been questions about research showing connections between playing violent video games and aggressive behavior.

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Drunk on genocide: how the Nazis celebrated murdering Jews

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Calling B.S. in Parkland, Florida

It was a bad week for a lot of reasons, but one that at least provided evidence of an incorruptible value: the American teen-ager’s disdain for hypocrisy.

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Did Neanderthals’ poor art ability contribute to their extinction?

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Medicaid, Marijuana And Me: An Ex-Opioid Addict’s Take On American Drug Denial

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A LIST OF PRESIDENTS WHO OWNED SLAVES

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Andrew Johnson: The unfortunate president

A question on this Presidents’ Day weekend: Which of our former Chief Executives was the worst ever? Presidential historians have been making a list … and our Mo Rocca may have the winner:

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President Heads

43 giant busts of U.S. presidents are sitting in a field in Virginia.

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Extreme Weather Will Occur More Frequently Worldwide

And if countries do not meet the Paris climate agreement goals, the risks will be even greater

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Old Car City: The World’s Largest Classic Car Junkyard

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Graphene film makes dirty water drinkable in a single step

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The Sad Reality of Trying to Keep Guns Away from Mentally Ill People

In most states, the authorities often can do nothing to prevent even an obviously troubled person from possessing firearms.

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Scientists Reverse Alzheimer’s in Mice

Researchers engineered mice with low levels of a key enzyme involved in the development of Alzheimer’s. This helped reverse the disease in their offspring.

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Rediscovering the Blazingly Bright Colors of Ancient Sculptures

And why most of us grew up believing classical sculpture is white.

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When Lewis Hine started photographing children at work in 1908, child labour was pervasive in American industry. His shocking images – from the cotton mills of Carolina to the coal breakers in Pennsylvania – helped bring about child labour laws

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10 ways schools, parents and communities can prevent school shootings now

While politicians argue endlessly over gun control, here are 10 practical ways the rest of us can work to prevent school shootings.

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Sports Illustrated Hails Female Empowerment In NSFW Unedited Photo Shoot

Sports Illustrated’s latest issue features unedited photos for the first time.

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Guns v. People

Trying the Case of Mass Killing

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The photos that changed America: celebrating the work of Lewis Hine

When Lewis Hine started photographing children at work in 1908, child labour was pervasive in American industry. His shocking images – from the cotton mills of Carolina to the coal breakers in Pennsylvania – helped bring about child labour laws

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“A child identified only as Josh plays with the shield of a Georgia State Patrol trooper during Saturday’s Ku Klux Klan march in Gainesville” – original caption of Todd Robertson’s photo of a child touching the shield of a State Trooper at a KKK rally in Gainesville, GA. 1992

Mysterious ‘death circle’ spotted outside military base near Area 51

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Brain-Zapping Pacemaker Implant Could Be a New Treatment for Opioid Addiction

A brain implant could prove to be the next breakthrough in treating opioid addiction. The one drawback? Inserting it requires major invasive surgery.

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Have scientists found an anti-cancer vaccine?


Researchers from Stanford University used stem cells to create a vaccine that has proven effective against breast, lung, and skin cancer in mice.
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Humans may soon benefit from an anti-cancer shot, researchers say.

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The Empty Rituals of an American Massacre

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell expressed his “deep sadness,” but continues to block gun-control proposals that enjoy the support of most Americans.

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If these walls could talk (letter from Norway)

The strange history of our futile border fortifications

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Why the American Middle Class Is Disappearing (and What It Will Mean for the Economy)

Democracies do not last long without strong middle classes.

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DNA DISCOVERY UNEARTHS ‘UNKNOWN CHAPTER IN HUMAN HISTORY’ IN EUROPE 15,000 YEARS AGO

A major and unexplained population shift occurred in Europe around 15,000 years ago when local hunter-gatherers were almost completely…

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19 Great Vintage Photos of Men With Signs – Flashbak

20 Great Vintage Photos Of Women With Signs – bookending 20 great vintage photos of women with signs.     “Some humans would do anything to see if it was possible to do it. If you put a large switch in some cave somewhere, with a sign on it saying ‘End-of-the-World Switch. PLEASE DO NOT … Continue reading “19 Great Vintage Photos of Men With Signs”

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‘Reason is non-negotiable’: Steven Pinker on the Enlightenment

In an extract from his new book Enlightenment Now, the Harvard psychologist extols the relevance of 18th-century thinking

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If passed, the Election Security Act would allocate funds to states in 2018 so they can improve their cybersecurity by hiring security experts.


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This Alzheimer’s Drug Repairs Alcohol-Induced Brain Damage in Rats

There’s hope.

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Will Trump fight Idaho on Obamacare regulations?

Blue Cross of Idaho will being to offer plans that do not comply with Obamacare’s basic regulations after a change by the state’s government.
The so-called Freedom Blue plans would cap the benefits a person could receive in a year and charge people more due to a preexisting condition.
Neither of those features are permitted under the Affordable Care Act.
It is unclear whether the Department of Health and Human Services will step in and prevent Idaho from selling these plans.

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