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How John Adams Established the Peaceful Transfer of Power

In the early morning hours of March 4, 1801, John Adams, the second president of the United States, quietly left ...
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New Viking DNA research yields unexpected information about who they were

(Simon Fraser University) In the popular imagination, Vikings were fearsome blonde-haired warriors from Scandinavia who used longboats to carry out ...
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Blonde Scandinavians or well-travelled Southern Europeans? Research busts myths of Vikings

(University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences) Our notion of the Scandinavian Viking very likely stems from ...
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World’s largest DNA sequencing of Viking skeletons reveals they weren’t all Scandinavian

Invaders, pirates, warriors - the history books taught us that Vikings were brutal predators who travelled by sea from Scandinavia ...
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How the U.S. Constitution Has Changed and Expanded Since 1787

The U.S. Constitution, written in 1787 and ratified by nine of the original 13 states a year later, is the ...
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What Do Soviet Soldiers and Britney Spears Have in Common? A Lot Apparently

Have you ever tried to drop it low and then just…dropped? If you’re looking to gain the thighs of steel ...
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5 Latino-Led Labor Strikes That Championed Rights for American Workers

When it comes to the fight for workers’ rights in the United States, Latino Americans have been critical players since ...
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Captain Truman: A Future President in World War I

How the four-eyed, failed Missouri farmer found his legs as an American officer on the Western Front in 1918 ...
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Paleontology — The oldest known sperm cells

(Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) An international team of paleontologists has discovered giant sperm cells in a 100-million year-old female ostracod preserved in ...
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Did our early ancestors boil their food in hot springs?

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Scientists have found evidence of hot springs near sites where ancient hominids settled, long before the ...
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