Sanfilippo Syndrome

If you’ve ever known someone with Alzheimer’s disease, you know it’s absolutely heartbreaking. Seeing a loved one suffer memory loss and confusion and having no way to help them can feel hopeless. People with Alzheimer’s tend to be elderly, but there’s a rare illness just like it that can affect children. Kids with Sanfilippo syndrome […]

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Lost Satellite Sends Messages

When we lose an object in space, it’s usually gone forever. That’s the fate that everyone was expecting for LES-1 (short for the Lincoln Experimental Satellite), which disappeared from all tracking devices in 1967. There were eight more LES satellites launched over the following ten years, but LES-1 was never recovered. Discover more: Lost Satellite […]

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This Site Helps You Delete Your Accounts And Disappear From The Internet

If you feel the need to wipe the slate clean and cleanse your Internet presence, then look no further. A Swedish site is offering to help you delete your online footprint with a simple click of a button. Learn more: This Site Helps You Delete Your Accounts And Disappear From The Internet

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Here’s The Real Reason Your Friend’s ‘Gluten-Free’ Diet Might Be Making Them Feel Better

As more and more of your friends go gluten-free, you may be wondering: Is there something to this latest diet craze? Is gluten-intolerance a thing? Is it getting more common? The answer is simply no. Discover more: Here’s The Real Reason Your Friend’s ‘Gluten-Free’ Diet Might Be Making Them Feel Better

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Ramen Risks

When you’re in a pinch and need a quick and easy dinner option, you might turn to instant noodles like ramen. While these inexpensive noodles have become a staple in college cuisine, they’re not exactly something that many would deem a healthy meal. Just like any other highly processed food, they can be full of […]

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6 Surprising Downsides Of Being Extremely Intelligent

You might think life would be easier, happier, and infinitely more fulfilling if only you could rack up a few more IQ points. But that’s hardly the case, as evidenced by the 100-plus answers on a Quora thread titled, “When does intelligence become a curse?” Users wrote about everything from the absurdly high expectations that […]

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The Dakota War and Whitestone Massacre

In 1862, the Dakota and the United States were at war, which led to hundreds of mostly civilian casualties. But what followed was a campaign of retribution against the Dakota, which ultimately targeted other indigenous peoples who had not been involved. This is history tied to ongoing protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline. The Dakota […]

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Death Of ‘Russian Bonnie And Clyde’ Captivates Russian Media

Russian social media is captivated with the tragic story of two teens who barricaded themselves in an empty house for several hours before apparently committing suicide. The pair streamed the standoff live. According to the reports on Russian media, 15-year-old Denis and his girlfriend Katya broke into the house of Katya’s stepfather after a family […]

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Conjoined Twins

About one in every 200,000 live births produces a set of conjoined twins. Unfortunately, their chances of survival are only between five and 25 percent. About 40 to 60 percent of them are stillborn, and 35 percent live for one day. Despite these odds and doctors’ recommendations, Eric and Elysse Mata from Lubbock, Texas, decided […]

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Why Do Some People Have A Tiny Extra Hole In Their Ear?

Believe it or not, it’s probably not the remnants of an old piercing they had when they were 15. Just 0.1 percent of the population have it in the US, 0.9 percent in the UK, and as many as 4 to 10 percent in Asia and parts of Africa, according to one study. In South […]

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