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Tuesday links

Lost Sherlock Holmes short story found in an attic in Scotland – here’s the full text. Awww… The World’s Oldest Identical Twin Sisters Have Spent 103 Years Taking Care Of Each Other Every Day. Dragonfly ...

Friday Links

From 1799, a list of risk factors for spontaneous combustion, plus more recent science. Hunger makes you buy more stuff, even if it’s not food Stories from the history of science: the discovery of the ...

Thursday links

The assault on Iwo Jima started 70 years ago today: quotes, history, and a documentary. The Physics of Sunsets. Winners of the Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2014. In the 17th century, Europeans considered chocolate to be ...

Tuesday Links

Geronimo died on this day in 1909 — history, quotes, and why we yell his name when we jump out of planes. Due to the economic downturn, rapid increases in property ...

Valentine’s Day links

A dose of cynicism for Valentine’s Day. Horror movie-themed Valentine’s Day cards, including the Sharknado card. Related: Klingon cards. Forget chocolate on Valentine’s Day, try semen, says Surgery News editor. Retraction, resignation follow. Video: The Science of Chocolate (aka the ...

Friday Links

It’s that time of year again: beer and wine pairings for all those Girl Scout cookies you’re buying. Laika and her comrades: The Soviet space dogs who took giant leaps for mankind. One hundred ...

Groundhog Day Links

Groundhog Day links, both the meteorological event and the movie: the history of weather predictions and Candalmas (Groundhog Day), how often Punxsutawney Phil has been correct (39 percent of the time ...

Super Bowl/February/Groundhog Day links

February links - Pagan Roman purification (februa = purify) and Mary’s purification 40 days after the birth of Christ. Life magazine archive of photos from Super Bowl 1. Super Bowl stadiums made from meat. Were footballs ever actually ...

Monday Links

German man went to court, won the right to pee standing up. Why do sneezes come in twos and threes? Death-defying photos of skyscraper construction workers goofing around. Scots, wha hae — yesterday was Robert ...