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For millennia, we’ve been using swords to settle heated debates, as what is war but a debate that got really out of hand? Contrary to popular opinion, though, the sword isn’t the easiest weapon to master, unlike what Game of Thrones would have you believe. Many other weapons are far more effective…
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Genes determine almost all of our physical and nonphysical features. We inherit all of our genes from our parents, but they’re not always for the better. Some are bad, and we would have been better off without them. People have ended up with severe and life-threatening conditions simply due to…
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Once home to the ancient Romans, Italy is a great window into the past. Using archaeological discoveries, the view spans from prehistoric times to just a few centuries ago. There are hidden chambers, mysterious cave rituals, and possibly even assassinations. More intriguingly, some of Italy’s unique…
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It is all too easy to stare into the empty depths of the eye sockets of a skull and forget that what you are looking at was once a human being with as rich an inner life as yours. These days, however, in museums, churches, and bizarrely unexpected places, many skulls are being found and transformed…
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