The Cathar Massacre at Montségur
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On March 16, 1244, following the Cathar surrender at the nine-month-long Siege of Montségur, about 200 perfecti and unrepentant credentes refused to renounce their Cathar faith, which had been a...
Organic Compounds on Mars
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For several years now, NASA's Curiocity Rover has been probing around looking for signs of life on Mars. While it still has not found any evidence of past or present life on Mars (that we know...
The Gold Standard
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On March 14, 1900, the Gold Standard Act was was ratified, which put the United States currency on the gold standard. The United States originally had established a silver standard and with the...
The Phoenix Lights
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On the night of March 13, 1997, one of the largest mass UFO sightings in history occurred over the skies of Phoenix, Arizona. These strange lights, which appeared to have flown in a "V" formation...
Brain Scientist Shares Her Story About Having a Massive Stroke
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A neuroanatomist talks about the day she suffered a massive stroke. Her experience provides a rare insight into the workings of the brain, particularly because these recollections of the stroke...
The Fukushima Daiichi Disaster
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On March 11, 2011, the powerful Tōhoku earthquake hit Honshu, the main island of Japan. Immediately following the earthquake, the reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant...
The Torture of Jean Calas
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Jean Calas, a Protestant merchant living in a predominantly Roman Catholic France, was accused of murdering his son in order to prevent him from converting to Roman Catholicism. Despite the fact...
The First Discovery of Gold in California
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On March 9, 1842, six years before the start of the California Gold Rush, the first documented discovery of gold in California was made at Rancho San Francisco, in an area that is present-day...
The NPC Meme: Time to Wake Up and Start Thinking for Yourself
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A simple meme poking fun at the relentless, permanent post-election "resist" culture in America is creating shockwaves throughout social media. The original meme is known as "NPC Wojak" and is a...
Science Agrees: Music Really Is Getting Worse
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Why is music so bad today? Are we just getting old? Remember when our parents told us that the music we listened to was horrible? Is this just a case of us turning into our parents, or is...