Holiday Butter Cookies As Made By Kelsey Impicciche

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Holiday family time becomes even sweeter when you make these super soft butter cookies together!

These Names Can Kill Animals

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Just like the names of products and companies, animals' names can affect how we feel about them...and changing the name of a species might actually help us save it.

Why Are Fewer People Getting Appendicitis?

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There are many other unforeseen health changes that seem to be related to the forces of modernization, like the increase in rates of diabetes, Crohn’s disease, and ADHD.

Who decides what art means?

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There is a question that has been tossed around by philosophers and art critics for decades: how much should an artist's intention affect your interpretation of the work?

Five Firsts for Mars InSight

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Mars InSight will be the first to detect seismic activity on Mars’ surface, first to measure rate of heat transmitted from interior, first to dig nearly 5m down, first to measure magnetic fields on Mars’ surface, and first to use a robotic arm to place instruments on the surface of Mars (assuming it lands of course…)

The Dinosaur On Your Thanksgiving Table

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Eating turkey this holiday season? Chowing down on a roast chicken? You’re eating a dinosaur!

Why is meningitis so dangerous?

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In 1987, thousands of people gathered in Saudi Arabia for the annual Hajj pilgrimage. But what started out as a celebration led to a worldwide health crisis: more than 2,000 cases of meningitis broke out, spreading across Saudi Arabia and the rest of the world.

Caffeine 101 | National Geographic

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Nearly 90% of the United States population has at least one caffeinated beverage every day. Learn about the chemistry of caffeine, how it causes increased alertness and focus, and how caffeine is capable of causing overdoses.

The myth of Sisyphus - Alex Gendler

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Sisyphus was both a clever ruler who made his city prosperous and a devious tyrant who seduced his niece and killed visitors to show off his power.

Ancient Mesopotamia 101 | National Geographic

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Ancient Mesopotamia proved that fertile land and the knowledge to cultivate it was a fortuitous recipe for wealth and civilization.

The Disturbing Thing Ghosts Could Be

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What’s that sound.....is it ghosts?

The princess who rewrote history

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Anna Komnene, daughter of Byzantine emperor Alexios, spent the last decade of her life creating a 500-page history of her father’s reign called “The Alexiad.”

Unbelievable Myths From The 1980s DEBUNKED!

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What crazy things did we believe back in the 1980s?

Why is Aristophanes called

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Aristophanes, often referred to as the Father of Comedy, wrote the world's earliest surviving comic dramas.

Primitive Technology: Iron prills

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Primitive Technology: Iron prills - Creating Iron prills from scratch

A day in the life of an ancient Egyptian doctor

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It's another sweltering morning in Memphis, Egypt. As the sunlight brightens the Nile, Peseshet checks her supplies.

Did the Amazons really exist?

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It was long assumed that Amazons, the fierce and fearsome women warriors of Greece, were imaginary.

How one scientist averted a national health crisis - Andrea Tone

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In 1960, Frances Kelsey was one of the Food and Drug Administration's newest recruits. Before the year was out, she would begin a fight that would save thousands of lives - though no one knew it at the time.

Are We All Related?

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In part 3 of our special series on human ancestry, we investigate how closely related we all really are.

Are Birds Modern-Day Dinosaurs?

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An asteroid strike 66 million years ago devastated the dinosaurs. But today's birds are proof there were a few survivors.

Which is stronger: Glue or tape? - Elizabeth Cox

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The oldest glue in the world is over 8,000 years old and comes from a cave near the Dead Sea.