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    Jesus: The Final Adam

    In the Old Testament Book of Genesis, God created Adam and his companion Eve, allowing them to live in the Garden of Eden with only one rule: never eat the fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. One day, a serpent convinced Eve to eat the forbidden fruit, and then Adam followed...
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    Discovery of the Antikythera Mechanism

    On May 17, 1902, the Antikythera mechanism, an ancient mechanical analog computer, was discovered by Greek archaeologist Valerios Stais. The artifact was recovered from the Antikythera shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera and is believed to have been designed and constructed by Greek...
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    J. Edgar Hoover's FBI

    On May 10, 1945, J. Edgar Hoover, who was instrumental in the founding of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, was appointed as its first director. Hoover remained the FBI's director until his death in 1972. Later in life and after his death, Hoover became a controversial figure as...
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    Social Media Censorship Intensifies

    As we race ever faster to the dystopian future imagined by George Orwell, new lists of banned people and censored ideas are updated almost daily at this point. The latest causalties of "wrong think" thoughcrimes are Alex Jones, Paul Joseph Watson, Milo Yiannopoulos, and Laura Loomer, who were...
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    Automation and the Universal Basic Income Question

    Human jobs are increasingly being eliminated by automation. Machines and technologies are being developed right now that can compose music with the help of artificial intelligence, and some robotic systems can assist in medical and surgical procedures. The obvious problem is that when this...
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    Was Pharaoh Thutmose III the Biblical Moses?

    On April 24, 1479 BC, Thutmose III ascended to the throne of Egypt to become the sixth Pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty. During the first 22 years of Thutmose's reign, however, he was co-regent with his stepmother and aunt, Hatshepsut, who was named the pharaoh. Thutmose III created the largest...
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    The Secret Life of Timothy McVeigh

    On April 19, 1995, the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City was attacked with a truck bomb, killing 168 people and injuring over 700 more. Prior to the 9/11 attacks, the Oklahoma City Bombing was the deadliest terrorist attack on United States soil. Forensic evidence...
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    The Celestial Battle in the Skies of Nuremberg

    In the early morning of April 14, 1561, the people of Nuremberg, Germany reported seeing a battle in the sky, followed by a large black triangular object and then a large crash just outside of the city. According to the reports, there were hundreds of speheres, cylinders and other odd-shaped...
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    Documenting the Dreams of the Dying

    Just a few weeks before my grandmother died, I was sitting in the living room with her and a neighbor that had come over her house to visit. Although I didn't know she had cancer at this time, you could just tell something was very wrong with her. During the conversation, she kept talking about...
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    "I've Been to the Mountaintop"

    On April 3, 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his final (and fairly prophetic) speech at Mason Temple, in Memphis, Tennessee (not to be confused with a Masonic Temple). In this speech, King referenced the "Promised Land" and acknowledged that he "may not get there" with the people to whom...
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    Heaven's Gate Cult

    On March 26, 1997, police discovered the bodies of 39 people who were all memebers of the millenial cult, Heaven's Gate. They had all committed mass suicide in order to reach what they believed was an extraterrestrial spacecraft following Comet Hale-Bopp. The cult's leader, Marshall Applewhite...
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    Return of the True Cross by Heraclius

    It is believed that the True Cross was discovered when Constantine's mother, Empress Helena, ordered the destruction of Emperor Hadrian's pagan Temple of Venus, in Jerusalem. During the demolition, legend has it that three crosses were found buried at the site. As recounted in the biblical...
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    Scientists Film Hummingbirds in a Wind Tunnel

    With a high speed camera, scientists are able to observe, record and simulate the motions and movements of hummingbirds in a variety of conditions--from normal, hot sunny days, to high wind and rain. And it doesn't matter if it's rainy and windy. Since these birds have such a high metabolism...
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    The Gold Standard

    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 passage of the Coinage Act of 1792, legal tender status was given to both gold and silver. Many...
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    Brain Scientist Shares Her Story About Having a Massive Stroke

    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 come from an actual brain scientist--an expert who has spent years studying the brain. It's a...
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    The Shocking Zapruder Film

    On March 6, 1975, the infamous Zapruder film, which was shot with an 8 mm home-movie camera by Abraham Zapruder, was shown to a national TV audience for the first time on the "Good Night America" program. The Zapruder film is not the only known recorded footage that captured the assassination of...