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6 Beneficial Things They Made You Stop Doing in School

6 Beneficial Things They Made You Stop Doing in School

It's easy to think of a classroom as a battle of wills between kids who want to dick around all day and teachers who actually want to make them learn. But it's not that simple. A lot of the things that will get you yelled at in a classroom are, in fact, beneficial to learning.

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5 Mind-Blowing Scientific Answers to Life's 'Big Questions'

At some point in your life you have, at some completely random moment, stopped what you were doing and just thought, 'Man, what am I doing here? How does any of this even exist? What is reality, anyway?' Then you usually forget about it and go back to playing browser games until lunchtime rolls around. But those big questions, starting with the nat

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6 Mind-Blowing Ways Genetic Engineering Might Save Your Life

Genetic engineering scares a lot of people, partly because we love making sci-fi movies and video games starring walking humanoid horrors that resulted from experiments gone wrong. And, while the idea of something like growing a human heart in a sheep's body just seems wrong somehow, it probably seems less wrong to the person who actually needs a h

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7 Questions You Didn't Know Could Be Answered With Math

Nine out of 10 of you have probably used some variation of the term 'I'll never need any of this in the real world' when you were studying math in high school. True, the mechanics of long division and PEMDAS don't seem as important in day to day life as, say, knowing how to change a tire. But according to science, a lot of the problems you face eve

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The 5 Weirdest Things That Control the Global Economy

The global economy is an insanely complex system of labor, money and goods all governed by laws to keep each facet in check. So it'd be pretty depressing if researchers discovered that the whole thing was actually the end result of a bunch of seemingly random bullshit, wouldn't it?

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6 Lies About the Body You Learned in Kindergarten: Classic

When we reach the age of two, we start to have a few questions about our bodies. At first they're simple. 'Will that toy fit into the wet hole in the middle of my face?' But as we mature, the questions become more complex and too numerous for any reasonable human being to answer. It's no coincidence that around this time, your parents ship you off

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The 6 Most Disturbingly Evil Birds

Birds are the most majestic creatures on Earth -- we plaster them on our cars, flags and coins. You see them soaring up there, and think they're above all the petty savagery down here on the ground. Well, it turns out they're dicks.

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