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The Black Death bacteria continues to kill

It took almost six months for researchers to get permission from the FBI to study the plague bacteria that, in its time, killed half of Norway’s population. 19 more words

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GM's hit and run: How a lawyer, mechanic, and engineer blew open the worst auto scandal in history

As the sun was setting on a stormy Georgia day, Brooke Melton was 30 miles outside of Atlanta in her Chevy Cobalt. It was March 10, 2010, her birthday, and the 29-year-old pediatric nurse was on her way to her boyfriend’s to celebrate. 8 more words

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Look up! Orionid meteor shower coming the next 2 nights

The Orionid meteor shower will be visible Monday and Tuesday nights.

There could be as many as 25 meteors per hour at its height, according to EarthSky. 138 more words

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Puppy-Sized Spider Romps in Rainforest : Discovery News

Piotr Naskrecki was taking a nighttime walk in a rainforest in Guyana, when he heard rustling as if something were creeping underfoot. When he turned on his flashlight, he expected to see a small mammal, such as a possum or a rat. 184 more words

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The odds I would ever make it to Guyana were slim...

Now, they’re non-existent.

Piotr Naskrecki was taking a nighttime walk in a rainforest in Guyana, when he heard rustling as if something were creeping underfoot. When he turned on his flashlight, he expected to see a small mammal, such as a possum or a rat.

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The Importance and Limits of Rigorous Language in Theory and History Writing

Antoine Lavoisier is a figure about whom I’ve read quite a bit in recent weeks. Part of my ongoing attempt to strengthen my own grasp of Marxist theory has involved an intensive reading program. 915 more words

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