I'm Gonna Help You Do A Thing That You've Maybe Never Done In Your Entire Life

Maybe you've never voted. Maybe you vote in every election, even special elections. In many places, early voting has started. Even if you've never voted and feel unsure, I assure you: It's easy to register and vote, and you (YES, YOU) are qualified to make these choices. You don't have to start out knowing about every single thing there is to know. Just think about what one or two issues are really important to you right now and find out who your candidates are and where they stand on those issues. Then get thee to thine local polling place! I have a handy link below if you don't know where yours is. No more excuses! You can do this!

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This article originally appeared on 07.10.21

Dr. Daniel Mansfield and his team at the University of New South Wales in Australia have just made an incredible discovery. While studying a 3,700-year-old tablet from the ancient civilization of Babylon, they found evidence that the Babylonians were doing something astounding: trigonometry!

Most historians have credited the Greeks with creating the study of triangles' sides and angles, but this tablet presents indisputable evidence that the Babylonians were using the technique 1,500 years before the Greeks ever were.

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This article originally appeared on 09.08.16

92-year-old Norma had a strange and heartbreaking routine.

Every night around 5:30 p.m., she stood up and told the staff at her Ohio nursing home that she needed to leave. When they asked why, she said she needed to go home to take care of her mother. Her mom, of course, had long since passed away.

Behavior like Norma's is quite common for older folks suffering from Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. Walter, another man in the same assisted living facility, demanded breakfast from the staff every night around 7:30.

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