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This NBA Star Wants You To Stop What You’re Doing And Look At His Face

Yao Ming, former NBA player with the Houston Rockets, is one of the most well-known and loved celebrities in his native country of China. Now, Yao has teamed up with WildAid and is using his star power to show the Chinese people how their growing economic power and desire for ivory products is affecting animals in Africa. Seeing the ivory poaching victim in the photo below is one of the most unforgettable moments Yao has experienced in his journey.

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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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