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    Solving Extremely Complex Problems with Quantum Computing

    Quantum computing technologies are poised to fundamentally change the way humans use comptuers to solve extremely complex problems. Today, quantum computing has been attracting large companies and organizations. However, quantum computing has its limitations. For example, one particular quantum...
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    The Pentagon Papers

    On June 13, 1971, parts of a secret Pentagon report were published in The New York Times. The published reports called the Vietnam War's validity into question at the time. Forty years later, in 2011, the Pentagon Papers were declassified and released in full. At the time, efforts were made to...
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    The Equal Salary Experiment

    In 2015, a payment company called Gravity Payments made headlines when its CEO announced that the company's minimum wage would be raised to $70,000 a year. In order to fund this experiment, the CEO cut his own salary by more than 90%. Some have criticized the idea, calling it a move towards...
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    The Yogis of Tibet

    The "Yogis of Tibet" provides a unique look into the lives and beliefs of a group of people that have been physically isolated by mountains from the rest of the world for countless generations. Life was difficult high in the Himalayan mountains, and these people survived to develop a philosophy...
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    Can Negative Thinking Affect Water?

    Is it possible that regular old H2O can be affected by things like music or even thoughts? Masaru Emoto, born in Japan in 1943, has conducted many experiments on water and he believes the answer is a resounding "yes." While skeptics continue to believe that Emoto's work constitutes...
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    Inauguration of the First Telegraph Line

    Fans of The Office will remember that the original instant message was "letters attached to baskets of food." However, at least as far as electronic messages go, the original IM was probably sent via Morse Code. On May 24, 1844, Samuel Morse sent a message to inagurate the first telegraph line...
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    Will This Machine Replace Anesthesiologists?

    Approved by the FDA in 2013, the Sedasys machine could someday change the way people undergo anesthesia for surgeries. Some anesthesiologists have tried to prevent the machine from being put into use, arguing that anesthesiology is too complex a science to be handled by a machine. However...
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    Youngest Confirmed Mother in Medical History

    On May 14, 1939, Lina Medina, a five year-old Peruvian girl, became the youngest confirmed mother in medical history, when she gave birth to her son. Lina has never revealed the identity of the child's father, and she has never explained the circumstances of how she became pregnant. Her son grew...
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    Were the Nazis on the Moon?

    It's no secret that the origins of NASA can be traced back to the advanced rocket program of the Third Reich. We now know about Operation Paperclip and the transfer of Nazi rocket scientists to the United States following World War II. In fact, many of the rockets developed by Werner von Braun...
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    The Collapse of California - A Paradise Lost

    Here are photographs and footage from the bygone golden era of the Golden State. Near the end are just a few images of what California has become - but not does accurately portray the true mess that California is really in. The situation is very bad and will only get worse. For the Golden State...
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    Socrates Hated Democracy

    You'd be hard pressed to find a person that hasn't heard of the legendary classical Greek philosopher, Socrates. Born in 399 BC, Socrates spent the majority of his 71 years on earth contemplating the many core aspects of human existence with such passion and tenacity that he is widely credited...
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    Beethoven's "Für Elise"

    On April 27, 1810, German musician Ludwig van Beethoven composed Für Elise, which has become one of Beethoven's most famous and widely-recognized songs. Although the identity of "Elise" has been disputed by historians, a popular theory suggests that she was Baronin Therese von Droßdik, (born...
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    "In God We Trust"

    On April 22, 1864, the U.S. Congress passed the Coinage Act of 1864 with the mandate that the inscription In God We Trust be placed on all coins minted as United States currency. These words were placed on American coins at this time due to an increase in religious sentiment during the Civil...
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    "Houston, We've Had a Problem"

    On April 11, 1970, the Apollo 13 mission to the moon was launched from Kennedy Space Center. The lunar landing mission was aborted after an oxygen tank exploded two days after launch, on April 13. The lunar mission was immediately transformed into a rescue mission, with NASA engineers struggling...
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    Octopus Hunts Crab on Land

    For those of you who think octopuses spend their life exclusively deep in the ocean, you're in for a big surprise. During a trip to Yallingup, Western Australia, a crab was being recorded on video. Suddenly, an octopus jumped out of the water, grabbed the crab, and then used its tentacles to...