Fashion alert: Scientists say hipster beards may soon go out of style

Subject displaying the four levels of beard Barnaby J. Dixson University of New South Wales Men are sprouting beards everywhere. Did the economic crisis have something to do with it? Are razor blades and shaving foam too expensive? Is this just another hot indie rocker hipster trend? Scientists are saying that it may not be …

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America debuts an all marijuana cigarette and the Club of Hashish-Eaters

Celebstoner and The Cannabist announced on April 28, 2014, that 10-pack Cranfords Cannabis Cigarettes with 100 milligrams of THC are now available for sale in stores in Colorado. This isn’t the first time in history cannabis has made a major debut. Until mid nineteenth century, cannabis use remained quite secretive in Europe until the dawn …

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Magnetic north pole shift: NASA and Egyptians say this has happened before.

What would happen during a magnetic pole shift? Geir Akselsen: Creative Commons Have magnetic pole shifts ever happened in the past? According to NASA and an ancient passage from Herodotus‘ historical documentation of ancient Egypt…it has. Today’s news about the magnetic north pole shift being the cause behind the closure of an airport in Tampa, …

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Science news: Mayan excavation uncovers new calendar that debunks 2012 myth

William Saturno, a Boston University archeologist, excavates a mural in a house in Xultun boston.com Recent findings at a Mayan excavation in Xultun, Guatemala reveal new evidence of astronomical calendars that refute the popular idea that the Mayans predicted the end of the world in 2012. The report, Ancient Maya Astronomical Tables from Xultun, Guatemala …

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Halloween history: The myth of the Jack-o-lantern and spooky lights

Jack-o’-lantern from the early 20th century How did the custom of carving pumpkins with frightening faces become a part of our Halloween festivities? For centuries, stories of the mysterious Jack-o’-lantern are recorded in folkloric anecdotes from dozens of cultures around the world: Stories of mysterious lights that drift about at night and scare travelers until …

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