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The Coronavirus is causing the world’s largest work-from-home experiment

The Coronavirus is essentially a flu-like respiratory-illness. Here's what we know so far: It's contagious like SARS, and about 2x more infectious than the seasonal flu.So far, the fatality rate is less than 3%. …
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February 3, 2020
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How New York’s Bagel Boys fought and beat a mafia takeover

An unlikely tale of The Beigel Bakers Union Local 338 fighting back the mafia stronghold on New York City's lifeblood: the bagel.
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January 13, 2020
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Australia’s catastrophic bushfires are generating severe thunderstorm systems

It was only two days ago that the New South Wales Rural Fire Service warned the developing bushfires were growing in intensity and would generate its own weather system. Unfortunately, these bushfires were growing …
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January 5, 2020
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Curbed Marfa Travel Guide

Executive Editor at Vox, Mercedes Kraus, penned a travel guide for would-be visitors to Marfa. Marfa is located in West Texas. Heck, even the Simpsons visited Prada Marfa: The Simpsons, S30E11: "Mad about the …
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December 31, 2019
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Drought-stricken Queensland struggles as a Chinese company moves in to bottle its water

Marc Bain writes at Quartz: Drought has been a chronic issue in southeastern Australia for years. In regions such as southern Queensland, months can pass without rain. Local communities have to ration water or risk running out.Yet a …
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December 29, 2019
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Jim Shaugnessy’s 60-Year Odyssey Photographing the Evolution of the North American Railroad

Jim Shaughnessy, “Central Vermont local freight switches cars in wintry scene, Bethel, Vermont” (1955) (source: the artist and Thames & Hudson) Allison Meier at Hyperallergic: “Always restless, even daring when he had to be, Shaughnessy …
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December 27, 2019
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Can Bee Venom Treat Lyme Disease?

Katy Vine for Texas Monthly writes: Perhaps, instead of destroying the bacteria directly, the venom’s effect is indirect, kick-starting the immune system. Bee venom studies have shown promise in combating symptoms for autoimmune diseases …
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December 23, 2019
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Micronations

Very few micronations exist. Microsnations, by definition are self-proclaimed (and often unrecognized countries). Only about 67 exist, as of writing according to research from Quartz. My favorite tid-bit from Quartz's research is the micronation …
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December 17, 2019
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Colorful Aerial Image of City-center of Rome

Near the city-center of Rome, lies the Vatican City (which is technically it's own country and is one of the few countries who is unable to host foreign embassies on their soil). Much of …
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December 17, 2019