Month: February 2018

We’ve heard all of many strange disappearances of people from planes and ships. But sometimes, whole planes and ships disappear in mysterious ways as well. Sometimes, they’re found in just days, but others are never found at all. When you’re finally embarking on that long-awaited and much-needed vacation, you might wish you never had to
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We all have our heroes in the sporting world, whether they’re football players from our favorite local teams or Olympic champions. We look up to them, and our children learn from them. We may even want to learn everything we can about our favorite sports idols, from their origins to their training methods to their
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If there is one thing you can say about plants, it’s that they look interesting. They are beautiful, colorful, and intricate—from the tiniest bit of moss to the grandest tree in the jungle. They look even more interesting when they do what plants tend to eventually do and take over the land. We humans think
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There are certain islands that have been “discovered” and added to maps before being found to be nonexistent. Yet, their discoverers often claim to have sighted them, and some even said they landed on them. Expeditions sent to the supposed locations of these islands often ended up finding the open ocean and nothing else, although
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One of the worst parts of adulthood is noticing all the death and destruction around us. When we need some comfort, we can always turn to the precious memories of childhood to brighten our day. However, even those can be tainted by the problems of the real world. The only thing worse than realizing your
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All biology teachers at some point have to warn their students not to anthropomorphize nature, in other words, not to suggest the natural world behaves like humans. Cells, viruses, and bacteria do not “want” anything. They act under the rules of stimulus and response. Even animals, including humans, mostly follow biological imperatives. But sometimes, just
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