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"Most know little about history: only 1% earned an “advanced” score in that subject. Geography scores are even worse. Most did not understand time zones, and a quarter thought Canada was a dictatorship. Results have been flat since 1994."
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Many countries’ postal systems have a type of “dead letter office” which handles mail that has been inappropriately addressed and could not be sent. In most cases, if the sender cannot be found the messages are destroyed in order to maintain privacy. The Missing Post Office, on the other hand, welcomes unaddressed ...
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“I was hoping to put in a TV. I did some barbecuing there. It was more a place to hang out.”

The backyard Canadian Bbq Tunnel might catch on. 
Project was meant as a private hideaway and a ‘fun project’ to challenge his construction know-how, Elton McDonald says
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Brave new worlds have been replaced by a Google chip
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Survey results published Thursday by the Pew Research Center in collaboration with the American Academy for the Advancement of Science indicate most Americans hold science in high esteem, while revealing huge opinion gaps between scientists and the general public over issues like GMOs and anthropogenic climate change.
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"Earthquake activity has sharply increased since 2009 in the central and eastern United States. The increase has been linked to industrial operations that dispose of wastewater by injecting it into deep wells."
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Here's the first color image of Pluto and its moon, Charon from the New Horizons spacecraft. And if you're thinking that's no big deal, here's the best image we had before, courtesy of the mighty H...
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Family wealth is now a better predictor of whether or not a child will graduate from university than 8th-grade test scores. America's wealthy youth, America's future!
Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis. By Robert Putnam. Simon & Schuster; 386 pages; $28 and £18.99. THE most important divide in America today is class, not...
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Interesting article on the process behind naming generic drugs
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A real success story -  population of 1,000 increasing to 140,000 over 20 years #environmental   #fish   #oregon  
Today, some 140,000 chub swim at 80 locations in the Willamette Valley. They're reestablishing themselves in new habitat and the progress is expected to continue.
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These are the contents of a mysterious white bag found hidden in Neil Armstrong's closet: Weird looking lamps, wrenches, utility brackets, sights, and a film camera that later was identified as the one that captured the famous Apollo 11's descent on the Moon's surface. Nobody knew about it, including his widow.
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