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Tree change dolls

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Emily Bills for redOrbit.com – @emilygbills It’s eclipse season! On Saturday morning, anyone east of the Mississippi River will be able to wake up early (between 4:00-5:00AM CST, with maximum viewing around 7AM CST) and view the first total lunar eclipse of 2015. This particular lunar eclipse is unique for a few reasons. For one, […]

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Ancient Roman horse

I guess it makes me a dork that I think this is really cool. Via Archaeology Magazine: CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND—The skeleton of a horse estimated to have died 2,000 years ago has been unearthed at the construction site of a new biomedical campus. The almost complete skeleton shows that the horse had suffered a broken leg […]

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This is so cool

I just love this: Take cropleek and garlic, of both equal quantities, pound them well together… take wine and bullocks gall, mix with the leek… let it stand nine days in the brass vessel… So goes a thousand-year-old Anglo Saxon recipe to vanquish a stye, an infected eyelash follicle. The medieval medics might have been […]

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There have always been these “alternate” gospels, and frankly, we can’t really vouch for the veracity of any of them — including the originals. So what harm does it do? Jesus was a devoted family man with two kids and Mary Magdalene for his wife, a new history book based on an ancient manuscript claims. […]

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This guy’s gonna make a fortune

A cheap cream that removes tattoos! Falkenham’s topical cream works by targeting the macrophages that are filled with ink at the site of your tattoo. New macrophages move in to consume the ink-filled ones, and then migrate to the lymph nodes. Macrophages are the white blood cells that gobble up cellular debris — like tattoo […]

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I always wondered about this… Weather and environmental factors have had a huge influence on human evolution. It’s responsible for everything from our skin color to the texture of our hair. Scientists once believed that the environment’s influence on humans stopped at physical features, but a recent study has revealed it stretches even further and […]

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Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Signed in 1215 by King John, the Magna Carta was the first step toward democracy in Western civilization after centuries of absolute rule by monarchies, as it bound the king of England to the same laws as any citizen. Eight hundred years later, an original copy of […]

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Abbey Hull for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Searching through a collection of lawn ornaments for sale, archaeologist and TV presenter James Balme stumbled upon a large, grey stone with unique carvings on it. Sensing it might be more than just large, grey stone with unique carvings on it, he purchased it, brought it home […]

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The Utopia of Rules

This new David Graeber books sounds fascinating. Cory Doctorow explains: Bureaucracy lies. The point of coming up with rules is to ensure that they’re evenly applied. But everyone knows that rules aren’t evenly applied. When we replace informal, arbitrary systems with formal sets of rules, the arbitrariness moves up a level — moves up to […]

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