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Today in History

The famous Flemish composer Heinrich Issac dies.
Napoleon Bonaparte captures Jaffa, Palestine.
Congress orders the removal of Indians east of the Mississippi River to Louisiana.
The territory of New Orleans is organized in the Louisiana Purchase.
German composer Ludwig Van Beethoven dies in Vienna. He had been deaf for the later part of his life, but said on his death bed “I shall hear in heaven.”
Famed western artist George Catlin begins his voyage up the Missouri River aboard the American Fur Company steamship Yellowstone.
Eastman Film Co. manufactures the first commercial motion picture film.
The Balkan allies take Adrianople.
On the Western Front, the Germans take the French towns Noyon, Roye and Lihons.
Hermann Goering warns all Jews to leave Austria.
The Germans begin sending Jews to Auschwitz in Poland.
Senator Joe McCarthy names Owen Lattimore, an ex-State Department adviser, as a Soviet spy.
The United States Air Force flag design is approved.
Eisenhower offers increased aid to the French fighting in Indochina.
Dr. Jonas Salk announces a new vaccine against polio.
The United States sets off an H-bomb blast in the Marshall Islands, the second in four weeks.
John F. Kennedy meets with British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan in Washington to discuss increased Communist involvement in Laos.
The Soviet weather Satellite Meteor 1 is launched.
Writer John Kennedy Toole commits suicide at the age of 32. His mother helps get his first and only novel, A Confederacy of Dunces, published. It goes on to win the 1981 Pulitzer Prize.
The Camp David treaty is signed between Israel and Egypt.
Ground is broken in Washington D.C. for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
The first free elections take place in the Soviet Union. Boris Yeltsin is elected.
An Indianapolis court finds heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson guilty of rape.

Amber Heard talks bisexuality in Hollywood

“Zombieland” actress Amber Heard announced she was bisexual in 2010 and while she was never ashamed of her sexuality, she didn’t like being attached to a label. The star famously dated Tasya van Ree in 2009 and married — and then divorced — actor Johnny Depp.
Heard, 30, was never secretive about her identity. Her friends and family knew she was attracted to men and women.

Project Moby Dick

The Cold War’s Least Believable Surveillance Strategy
In 1956, the United States launched a series of balloons that took advantage of weather patterns to spy on the USSR. They went up in Europe, glided over the Soviet Union, and were intercepted over Japan, where planes would extend hooks to grab the cameras from them in mid-air. What could possibly go wrong?
Still, even the most optimistic assessments admitted that there was a possibility that some of the balloons would veer wildly off course. To aid in recovery, a cartoon and multilingual placard was included, encouraging them to be brought to U.S.-allied bases for a reward.
And if the Air Force thought that the Soviets wouldn't notice the balloons, they were sorely mistaken. Read about Project Moby Dick at Atlas Obscura.

You Should Never, Ever, Put Your Wallet in Your Back Pocket

Why You Should Never, Ever, Put Your Wallet in Your Back Pocket
Why You Should Never, Ever, Put Your Wallet in Your Back Pocket

Robots could take over 38 percent of US jobs within about 15 years

'I Did The "Wild" Hike'

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'I Did The "Wild" Hike—Here's What It Was Like'
In case you've been thinking about tackling the same trail made famous by Cheryl Strayed.

Baby Romeo Meets Baby Juliet

It's matchmaking of Shakespearean proportion!
On Saturday afternoon at Coastal Carolina Hospital in Bluffton, South Carolina, proud parents Morgan and Edwin Hernandez welcomed their baby Romeo to the world. 18 hours and 8 minutes later, Christiana and Allan Shifflett in the room next door welcomed a baby girl that they named ... you guessed it, Juliet!
Both parents had picked their babies names earlier in their pregnancies and didn't know about each other until they met in the hospital. Photographer Cassie Clayshutle took photos of the babies and shared it on Facebook with their parents' permission - the post has since gone viral.
The two star-crossed babies already had a head full of hair and Internet fame :) View more of the cute babies photos over at Clayshutle's Facebook page.

A little vigorous exercise may help boost kids’ cardiometabolic health

As little as 10 minutes a day of high-intensity physical activity could help some children reduce their risk of developing heart problems and metabolic diseases such as diabetes, according to an international study led by … Read more

​We Could Be 3 Years Away From a Pill That Reverses Aging

nasa pill reverses aging
​We Could Be 3 Years Away From a Pill That Reverses Aging
​Find out why NASA might want in, too

Millennials Are Skipping Doctor's Visits

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Millennials Are Skipping Doctor's Visits Because of This Reason
When was the last time you saw your doctor? ​

Men arrested in connection to human bone smuggling ring

Inventing a new kind of matter

Researchers recreate the system that causes cells to change shape. The result: a liquid that can move by itself. Imagine a liquid that could move on its own. No need for human effort or the … Read more

Climate change killing Great Barrier Reef

Extreme space weather

Extreme space weather: Protecting our critical infrastructureProtecting our critical infrastructure
Extreme space weather has a global footprint and the potential to damage critical infrastructure on the ground and in space. A new report from the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) calls for bridging knowledge … Read more

Listeria Is Killing People

Listeria Is Killing People. WTF Is Listeria, Anyway?
This bacteria can live in almost any food—and infections are deadly in 1 in 5 cases. Here’s how to stay safe

Why do guillemot chicks leap from the nest before they can fly?

Why do guillemot chicks leap from the nest before they can fly?
It looks like a spooky suicide when small, fluffy guillemot chicks leap from the cliffs and fall several hundred meters towards the sea – long before they are fully fledged. But researchers have now discovered … Read more

What U.S. Poultry Producers Do Not Want You to Know About Bird Flu

Dogs can diagnose breast cancer by smell

Dogs can diagnose breast cancer by smell

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