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Scientists Prove That This Gruesome Ancient Story About The Gauls Is Actually True

If you hung out in Western Europe during the Iron Age, you didn’t want to get on the wrong side of the Gauls. Ancient texts often talk about the bad behavior of this blonde-headed band of Celtic peoples, most notably claiming that they used to decapitate their slain rivals, embalm their heads, then stick them on spikes – the ultimate “don’t mess with us” message for any would-be foe. However, many of these accounts were written by their enemies, and some historians argue that they were made up to make the Gauls look bad.…

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Judge orders supervised release of Iraqis ICE held for months

Washington (CNN)A federal judge ordered the US on Tuesday to put a group of Iraqi immigrants, some of whom who have been in detention for nearly a year and a half, on supervised release in a strongly worded decision against the government. “All detainees served their sentences and were released under orders of supervision, because Iraq refused to accept repatriation,” the judge wrote. “According to Petitioners, they lived peaceably in their respective communities under the orders of supervision — a point the Government does not contest.” The order was a…

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What To Get Him Based On How Long You’ve Been Dating Betches

With the holidays (help) around the corner, it’s kind of time you start thinking about wtf to get the dude in your life for Christmas/Hannukah/Kwanzaa/Festivus. There are many possibilities, from flannel shirts to designer watches to apps that let you casually stalk him. All of these things, though, fall into categories of appropriateness (is that a word?) dependent upon how long you all have been boning or, like, dating. So here’s what to get him based on how long you’ve been dating. 3-6 Months The three to six month time…

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Don’t ate romaine lettuce in Ontario and Quebec until source of E. coli outbreak ascertained, officials say – CBC.ca

CBC.ca Don’t eat romaine lettuce in Ontario and Quebec until source of E. coli outbreak ascertained, officials say CBC.ca Don’t feed romaine lettuce in Ontario and Quebec until source of E. coli outbreak determined, officials say. The E. coli strain currently suspected of making people sick in both Canada and the U.S. is the same one that caused a similar outbreak last …

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I Drank Golden Milk & Am A Better Person For It Betches

Fall is officially here, which means I am actively looking for any and every opportunity to pour something warm and vaguely cinnamon flavored into my body. ‘Tis the season. As someone who definitely looks like they enjoy Pumpkin Spice Lattes but actually despises Pumpkin Spice Lattes, finding new, festive fall beverages to drink is inordinately important to me. Much like oversize sweaters, scented candles, and taking pictures at pumpkin patches, cozy drinks are a tenet of fall that men will try to make you feel guilty for enjoying, which means…

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Killer caller – CBC.ca

CBC.ca Killer caller CBC.ca Warning: This story contains graphic descriptions of sexual assault that some readers may find disturbing. This season, CBC podcast Someone Knows Something travelings to Thompson, a northern Manitoba mining town, to explore a cold suit more than three …

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Bioreactor That Regrows Frog Body Parts Could Take Us Closer To Human Regeneration

If you were cruel enough to slice off the leg of a newt, it would “miraculously” grow back to its original form, more or less. In fact, a select few tailed amphibians can even regenerate whole limbs, tails, jaws, eyes, and some internal structures. Imagine the biomedical breakthrough if humans managed to harness the power of this nifty little trick. While that dream is still some way off, a new study has shown how we can kickstart the limb regeneration of African clawed frogs (Xenopus laevis) by plonking them in a bioreactor, a…

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LEGO Finally Released An Official Product For Adults

The new LEGO FORMA is more of a “creative project” than their child set counterparts, said Kari Vinther, Senior Marketing Manager and Head of Creative Play Lab Pilots. The display set is a 294 piece model Koi fish The model is small enough to be a cute addition to any room around the house. “We want to help them [adults] rediscover the joy of building that children possess and unleash their imaginations for a couple of hours”. The first round of the fun new display was only released as a limited, short-run…

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YouTuber shares a touching reunion with his cat who survived wildfire

YouTuber Hamish Patterson revealed in a heart wrenching new video on Sunday that his cat, Mike the mini puma, managed to survive the deadly California wildfire that ravaged Malibu. In the video, Patterson shows his home completely destroyed by the wildfires, mourning the devastation. View this post on Instagram

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