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20 years ago, the iPod was born

Saturday, October 23, 2021

With a promise of "1,000 songs in your pocket," the iPod was an irresistible product in 2001.

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Houston Astros head to World Series, just a few years after their cheating scandal

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Officials found that the Astros were sign-stealing in 2017 and partly in 2018, but team officials say their past is firmly behind them.

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Barbados elects a woman as its first president as it moves toward becoming a republic

Friday, October 22, 2021

Dame Sandra Mason previously served as governor general. Barbados hopes to become a republic before the 55th anniversary of its independence from Britain in November.

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Memes about COVID-19 helped us cope with life in a pandemic, a new study finds

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Memes could be a valuable way to help people deal with stressful situations.

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Self-driving Waymo cars gather in a San Francisco neighborhood, confusing residents

Saturday, October 16, 2021

The cars have been converging at all hours of the day and night, mystifying neighbors. Invasion of the self-driving cars? Not quite.

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In one Texas district, teachers were told to give 'opposing' views of the Holocaust

Friday, October 15, 2021

An administrator with the Southlake School District reportedly made the statement during a meeting when a new state law came up. It says multiple perspectives should be presented on certain topics.

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A half-shredded Banksy piece is auctioned for $25.4 million, a record for the artist

Thursday, October 14, 2021

"Love is in the Bin" made history when it was created during a 2018 auction. The crowd back then was shocked when a shredder activated as soon as the sale was complete, partly shredding the piece.

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Researchers are asking for volunteer 'walrus detectives' to spot walruses from space

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Conservationists are trying to track walrus populations amid climate change but they can't do it alone.

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NHL announces that all but 4 players are vaccinated

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

That means about 99% of NHL players have gotten the vaccine. "All of our officials are vaccinated. All of the personnel that come into contact with the players are vaccinated," the commissioner adds.

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'Shoeless' Joe Jackson-signed baseball photo sells for a record $1.4 million

Saturday, October 09, 2021

Experts believe that it's the only authentic signed photo of Jackson in existence.

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Lebanon's central electricity grid shuts down as fuel shortages continue

Saturday, October 09, 2021

The stoppage of two major power plants leaves generators as the country's only power source, endangering hospital patients and the water supply. Officials expect the outages to last for several days.

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A mountaineering group is aiming to be the 1st all-Black team to climb Mount Everest

Saturday, October 09, 2021

The Full Circle Everest team will be scaling Everest next year in an attempt to make history. But it's not just about the climb. They also want to inspire Black people to explore the outdoors.

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You can now search for flights on Google based on carbon emissions

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

A new Google Flights feature lets buyers search for flights based on the potential environmental impact.

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The 'Poohsticks Bridge,' made famous in Winnie the Pooh, has gone up for auction

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

As far as bridges go, the bridge is Roo-sized, measuring less than 30 feet long. But as Winnie the Pooh would say, "Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."

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The nation's largest public library system is ending late fees forever

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

The New York Public Library is one of many across the country that have stopped charging fees for overdue materials in an effort to remove barriers to access.

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The Vinland Map, thought to be the oldest map of America, is officially a fake

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Yale University, which has had the map since the 1960s, confirmed this month what some have been arguing for decades.

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YouTube Is Banning All Content That Spreads Vaccine Misinformation

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

The streaming service announced that videos that contain vaccine misinformation will be removed.

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Simone Biles Says She Wasn't Going To Let Larry Nassar Take Her Joy Away

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

"It was too much," Biles said of enduring years of media coverage of disgraced former team doctor Larry Nassar. "But I was not going to let him take something I've worked for since I was 6 years old."

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Rare Pokemon Oreos Are Selling For Thousands Of Dollars On eBay

Sunday, September 26, 2021

One cookie featuring a rare Pokemon sold for $15,000 online, giving new meaning to the catchphrase, "Gotta catch 'em all."

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A Free In-School Grocery Store Is Tackling Child Hunger, One Family At A Time

Saturday, September 25, 2021

The free store in an Atlanta middle school offers not only food, but also household items, toiletries, clothing and shoes. Social entrepreneur Jasmine Crowe hopes to open more.

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