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René Descartes Biography


Philosopher and mathematician René Descartes is regarded as the father of modern philosophy for defining a starting point for existence, “I think; therefore I am.”

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Think you can't live without plastic bags? Consider this: Rwanda did it


On a recent trip to Rwanda, my luggage was searched at the border, and the authorities confiscated some of my belongings. No, I wasn't trying to smuggle drugs or weapons. The offenders? Three plastic bags I'd use to carry my shampoo and dirty laundry.

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Meet Pandoravirus! Scientists Surprised to Discover New Giant Viruses


Virologists led by Prof Jean-Michel Claverie and Dr Chantal Abergel from the Aix-Marseille Université’s Structural and Genomic Information Laboratory, France, have described two new giant viruses, the biggest yet found.

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Parks And Recreation’s fake game Cones Of Dunshire is now a real game


With his love of Game Of Thrones, Star Trek, and everything else the Internet holds dear, Parks And Recreation’s Ben Wyatt has become something of an icon for America’s nerderati. So it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Mayfair Games, the company that makes Settlers Of Catan, took the time to make an actual version of Cones Of Dunshire, the game Ben invents during a spell of unemployment.

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WWE SUPERSTAR JOHN CENA® TO GRANT HIS 500TH WISH


For 8-year-old Rocco from New York, his wish to meet WWE Superstar John Cena has helped keep him positive and strong during his battle against leukemia.

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Sweet! Candy Eaters Surprisingly Slimmer


Those with a sweet tooth might not need to feel so guilty about admitting it. People who eat candy and chocolate tend to have smaller waists, weigh less and have a lower body mass index (BMI) than those who don't indulge in these treats, a new study says.

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The woman who invented chocolate chip cookies


Ruth Graves Wakefield (June 17, 1903 – January 10, 1977) was the inventor of the Toll House Cookie, the first chocolate chip cookie, which she created c. 1938. She was also a graduate and educator, a business owner, a chef, and an author.

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How is The Simpsons still on the air?


Over the last several weeks The Simpsons has rushed into the public consciousness with an urgency it hasn’t enjoyed in a decade. At Comic-Con last week, in particular, attention was drummed up by the producers grandly, as with galvanic effort they annexed valuable headline real estate across the world.

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Steve Jobs’ Fruitarian Diet Lands Ashton Kutcher in the Hospital


Ashton Kutcher spent time in the hospital after going on one of Steve Jobs’ infamous fruitarian diets to prepare for a new role in a biopic featuring the late Apple CEO.

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Empathic rats spring each other from jail


You enter a room with two cages. One contains a friend, who is clearly distressed. The other contains a bar of chocolate, which clearly isn’t. What do you do? While a few people would probably go for the chocolate first (and you know who you are), most would choose to free the friend. And so, it seems, would a rat.

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