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Chess players told to cover their cleavage

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The European Women’s Individual Chess Championship being held in Turkey has new rules that include banning cleavage from the competition. [Read More]
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Man, 67, punched in brawl in Chicago Symphony box seats

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A night at the symphony is usually a pretty tame affair, especially during the slow movement of Brahms Symphony No. 2. [Read More]
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TV’s ‘Big Bang Theory’ lands Hawking for cameo

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The CBS science-nerd comedy The Big Bang Theory has a thing for real-scientist cameos. They’ve had astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and shuttle astronaut Mike Massimino on the show. But step aside boys, make way for one of the heaviest names ever in science. [Read More]
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Watch a woman have a baby in about 90 seconds

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A couple on YouTube posted their 9-month project online: Their pregnancy, complete with the baby at the end. [Read More]
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Taco Bell plans to offer fresher items via Cantina Bell menu

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Taco Bell is testing a new Chipotle-like menu called “Cantina Bell” in about 75 stores nationwide and may introduce the menu to all 5,670 stores this year, according to Bloomberg. [Read More]
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Could tripping on drugs help end addiction?

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NPR reports that researchers are reconsidering decades-old experiments that use the drug LSD to treat alcoholism. Contemporary analysis of six different studies conducted in the ‘60s and ’70s found that a single experience with acid can have a beneficial effect, and a Johns Hopkins psychologist explained how hallucinogens in mushrooms and salvia are currently being [...] [Read More]
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Study: Eating dessert for breakfast is good for your diet

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Going against the advice of moms everywhere, researchers found eating chocolate for breakfast actually helps dieters curb cravings throughout the day and lose weight. The Atlantic wrote up the study, conducted by researchers in Tel Aviv, Israel, and published in the journal “Steroids.” “Starting the day with a full meal that includes a sweet dessert [...] [Read More]
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This Texan never heard of ‘jumping the broom’

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After almost 50 years of work, the Dictionary of American Regional English has finally been finished. The final volume (Sl-Z) is complete, and they sent out a an announcement to the Texas media outlets about one part of the book, their Lone Star State regionalisms. [Read More]
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