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The Battles of Lexington and Concord, fought on April 19, 1775, kicked off the American Revolutionary War (1775-83). Tensions had been building for many...

The Hidden History of Slavery in New York

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Why does the Leaning Tower of Pisa lean?

Pick any day in the Piazza del Duomo in the Italian city of Pisa, and you will undoubtedly spot a bunch of tourists posing...

Is Bison Meat Better Than Beef?

There’s nothing like a juicy burger hot off the grill during a nice weather. However, if you’re looking for a healthier burger choice and veggieor turkey burgers aren’t...

The Colosseum: Emblem of Rome

Even today, in a world of skyscrapers, the Colosseum is hugely impressive. It stands as a glorious but troubling monument to Roman imperial power...

10 things no one tells you before you take up rowing

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It’s About Time You Knew Exactly Where Vanilla and Chocolate Come...

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Friday the 13th Is Back. Here’s Why It Scares Us

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Dogs: Detecting Landmines, Building Peace

Their sensitive snouts are literally life-savers. Mine detection dogs, or MDDs, are specially trained canines that sniff out landmines. The Marshall Legacy Institute (MLI) is...

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