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Gas Prices Haven’t Been This Expensive in 6 Years

Getting to your town's fireworks display will cost you a little more than it has in years past: As of yesterday, a gallon of unleaded gas clocked in at an average $3.67. That's the highest it's been o…

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Woman Who Stopped On Freeway To Rescue Ducks Faces Life In Prison

A Canadian woman parked her car on a Montreal-area highway in 2010 to help a group of ducklings; almost four years to the day later, Emma Czornobaj was last Friday found guilty of causing the deaths o…

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This Dad’s ‘Feminist Father’ Shirt Went Viral

A change of pace from the dad-waiting-up-with-a-shotgun stereotype: A photo of a New Jersey dad wearing a feminist T-shirt has gone viral, with many expressing support for its message. Kristine Speare…

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This $199 Cup Knows What You’re Drinking

It took seven years for startup Mark One to finally make its big product reveal: the $199 Vessyl—a cup. But as Valleywag notes, it's not so much a cup as "a 13-ounce, Bluetooth-enabled, smartphone-syn…

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Why You Get Garlic Breath (And How to Stop It)

We know it as garlic breath, but a scientist might think of it as allyl methyl sulfide breath. That organic compound is the main culprit in the stench that often results after a garlic-infused meal, e…

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Mysterious Starfish ‘Goo’ Problem Is Getting Worse

A mysterious disease that has been claiming the lives of starfish (or sea stars) up and down the US, Canadian, and Mexican coasts since last summer has now wiped out as much as 60% of the populations …

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Tomatoes as Car Parts?

Two statements you wouldn't think would be connected: 1) Heinz ends up with a lot of extra tomato parts after making ketchup. 2) Ford Motor Co. needs a lot of material for car parts. The two companies…

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Sexism Makes Female-Named Storms More Deadly

Our hurricane-naming system taps into an unconscious sexism—and the results are potentially disastrous, researchers say. A study suggests that when we hear a female name for a hurricane, we're less wo…

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Trend: Drinking Breast Milk As An Energy Drink?

It's a natural food and adherents swear by its health benefits, even if they're not too keen to go public about it. The headline at New York Magazine should tell you why: "Meet the Men Who Drink Breas…

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The Fittest City In The US Is…

The fittest city in the US also happens to be the capital. So says this year's American Fitness Index, the work of the American College of Sports Medicine. The report scores cities based on a range of…

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