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A World Without World War I, Featuring Health-Nut Hitler

One hundred years after the Great War, we're looking back at the history that wasn't. If Archduke Franz Ferdinand hadn't been killed in 1914, how would the world be different?

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Evolved Science: Crowdsourcing Makes Cataloging Bugs Faster

Thousands of non-scientists sitting at their home computers may now be as useful as a single Einstein — thanks to online crowdsourcing. What once took years, now takes days.

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Norway Takes The Lead In Electric Cars (With Generous Subsidies)

Next month Norway is expected to become the first country where 1 percent of the cars are electric. Most Norwegians are supportive, but it's taken large financial incentives to reach this level.

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Delayed Safety Recall May Haunt GM As It Continues Its Makeover

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A Spasso per Roma from 'Boccaccio 70'
Human Abstract David Axelrod

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Outside Groups Lay Millions On Florida Special Election

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Electioneering Radiohead
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A World Without World War I, Featuring Health-Nut Hitler

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Twilight March David Benoit
Byas a Drink Scott Hamilton

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Norway Takes The Lead In Electric Cars (With Generous Subsidies)

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Variations of a Bloodline: From the Same Blood / Fellowship (Like Broth Brian Blade
Crossing Rivers Jonathan Elias
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A Plan To Eliminate Wild Mute Swans Draws Vocal Opposition

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Native New Yorker Odyssey
Beyond the Dunes Peppino d'Agostino

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Justice Can Be Hard To Find With Courts Far From Tribal Lands

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Night Piece
Kithâra Paolo Fresu, Dhafer Youssef et. al.
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What's for Dinner? Bering Strait

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Evolved Science: Crowds Can Catalog Bugs Faster

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Alone in a Crowd
Bold Changes Kyle Eastwood