Monday, April 3, 2017

How a KGB Spy Became a U.S. Citizen, Fish With Opioid Fangs, The Bittersweet Story of Vanilla and More

 
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World War I Letters Show Theodore Roosevelt's Unbearable Grief After the Death of his Son
 
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How a KGB Spy Defected and Became a U.S. Citizen
 
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These Tropical Fish Have Opioids in Their Fangs
 
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Arsenic and Old Tastes Made Victorian Wallpaper Deadly
 
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Before Velcro's Patent Expired, It Was A Niche Product Most People Hadn't Heard Of
 
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The Bittersweet Story of Vanilla
 
The Bittersweet Story of Vanilla
 
 
How Agent Orange Turned This American Small Town Into a Toxic Waste-Ridden Deathtrap
 
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How 148 Tornadoes in One Day in 1974 Changed Emergency Preparedness
 
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How Woodrow Wilson's War Speech to Congress Changed Him – and the Nation
 
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Manatees Move From Endangered to Threatened
 
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In 1860, the first official Pony Express delivery began when a rider left St. Joseph, Missouri, en route to California. The ten-day journey required swapping out horses every 10-15 miles and riders every 75-100 miles. Read how even though the audacious idea never turned a profit, and only lasted 18 months, it helped build the mythos of the American West.
 
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