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The best alternatives to 2018’s hottest toys

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Gadgets Some gifts sell out. Or are very annoying. These are just as good. Sometimes you forget to pre-order the new hot gift and it sells out. Fear not, these are the best alternatives to 2018’s hottest holiday toys for kids. via Popular Science "https://ift.tt/2AzqDUJ"

These spiders make protein-packed milk for their young

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Animals We should all be drinking spidey milk. Spider milk may sound like a fictional substance, but scientists in China have found at least one species of creepy crawlers that produces a milk-like fluid to nourish… via Popular Science "https://ift.tt/2SjrwrE"

The decline in U.S. life expectancy is unlike anything we've seen in a century

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Health The CDC identified three things shortening American lives. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control shows that the small decrease in life expectancy, from 78.7 to 78.6 years is part of a continuing trend. Even as we… via Popular Science "https://ift.tt/2zwctnE"

The Google Pixel Slate mixes great hardware with a slight identity crisis

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Gadgets Google's high-end tablet is like a fancy condo in which Chrome and Android apps live. Slick hardware and improving software make Google's convertible tablet an interesting option. via Popular Science "https://ift.tt/2Ro1ljF"

Free Weekend - Ancestors Legacy

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SCS Software Publisher Weekend, Save up to 80%!

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Daily Deal - They Are Billions, 25% Off

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Scientists share the most dangerous things they work with

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Science Acid, lasers, snakes—the laboratory isn't always a safe haven. The laboratory isn't always a safe haven. Here are some of the most dangerous substances scientists work with. via Popular Science "https://ift.tt/2FPW2Iu"

Presents only '90s kids will get

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Gift Guides I like big gifts and I cannot lie. Here's what to get the token '90s child in your life this holiday season. Because buying them a Discman would just be impractical. via Popular Science "https://ift.tt/2kPUofP"

Nine health and fitness apps to turn your Apple Watch into a personal trainer

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DIY Your wearable should enhance your wellbeing. With the right Apple Watch programs, you can track your physical activities, monitor your health, and improve your fitness. Here are our favorite health and fitness… via Popular Science "https://ift.tt/2KH6qkG"

Picture This: Caught Our Eyes: Tapping Out a Giant Message

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Caught Our Eyes: Tapping Out a Giant Message By Barbara Orbach Natanson In the era before the development of social media, how did you get a big message across?  Type it out on a giant typewriter! Texas sized letter to Vice President Garner. Photo by Harris & Ewing, 1939. https://ift.tt/2P8qlcI Reference Librarian Jon Eaker ran across this photo while browsing the Harris & Ewing negatives online. It came with very little information. As with many images that catch our eyes, however, delight in an image prompts us to look around and discover more. We learned that there is a related photo in the George Mason University Special Collections and Archives that gave us the size of the letter (40 feet long) and the name of the typist (Dorothy French). And what was Dorothy French doing perching on this gigantic piece of correspondence? The Underwood Typewriter Company built th