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canada

Entire City Evacuated as Massive Wildfire Destroys Canada's Fort McMurray

At least one neighborhood is already gone.
May 4, 2016
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sex

Villagers Thought a Sex Toy They Found on a Beach Was a Fallen Angel

The timing was a little bit odd.
May 3, 2016
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england

Sonic Booms Shake British Homes After Jets Are Scrambled

"Dad's cat was petrified."
May 3, 2016
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turkey

Horse Racing Rules Found on 2,000-Year-Old Tablet

"This was a beautiful rule."
May 2, 2016
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cuba

American Cruise Ship Arrives in Cuba for the First Time Since 1978

It's been a long time.
May 2, 2016
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australia

Bitcoin's Creator Unmasks Himself After Months of Suspicion

But doubts still linger.
May 2, 2016
Gastro Obscura
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19th century

Newly Found Walt Whitman Series Reveals He Advocated for Paleo Diet

“Let the main part of the diet be meat, to the exclusion of all else,” Whitman wrote, in articles that have been lost for over 150 years.
April 29, 2016
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government

The U.S. Has Mountains of Cheese in Storage

There's a million-pound surplus.
April 29, 2016
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spain

Over Half a Ton of Ancient Roman Coins Unearthed by Construction Workers

The valuable trove was only a yard underground.
April 29, 2016
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foia

The FBI's Social Media Policies for Agents Are Ham-Fisted Yet Smart

In so many words: Never tweet.
April 28, 2016
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nuclear

All of Belgium Is Going to Get Iodine Pills in Case of a Nuclear Accident

Aging plants are an increasing concern.
April 28, 2016
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earth

People Increasingly Identify as Global—Not National—Citizens

It's 2016.
April 28, 2016
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computers

Found: Computer Viruses at a Nuclear Plant

Let's stay calm.
April 27, 2016
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africa

The Biggest Lion Airlift Ever to Send Dozens of Big Cats to Africa

They were rescued from South American circuses.
April 27, 2016
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signs

Village Mayor Arrested for Stealing 111 Road Signs

It's a curious case.
April 27, 2016
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pollution

Why a Bunch of Rivers in France Were Dyed Neon Green

Environmentalists went rogue.
April 26, 2016
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bronze age

Half of All Western European Men Are Descendants of a Bronze Age King

It started around 4,000 years ago, a new study says.
April 26, 2016
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wales

Sheepdog Quits Job, Runs 240 Miles to Return Home

Pero was just not feeling his new Cumbrian farm.
April 26, 2016
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antarctic

A Giant, Secret Lake May Have Just Been Discovered in Antarctica

In a part of the continent that has not been extensively researched.
April 25, 2016
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zoos

This Overweight Gorilla Just Shocked Zookeepers By Giving Birth

Meet Shinda.
April 25, 2016
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pollution

Australian Politician Sets River on Fire, Blames Fracking

We have video.
April 25, 2016
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turkey

Inscription on Newly Found 2,400-Year-Old Mosaic: 'Be Cheerful, Enjoy Your Life'

It's good advice.
April 22, 2016
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florida

After 59 Years, Sewage Will Finally Stop Flowing Into Florida Bay

It began with a city worker noticing a smell.
April 22, 2016
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gold

The Hidden Vaults With $248 Billion in Gold Underneath London

They contain nearly 6,900 tons of gold.
April 22, 2016