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Runner in Purple Is Real Shock of Boston Marathon

April 18, 2018

(Newser) – That an American female won the Boston Marathon for the first time since 1985 made headlines, but it’s the woman who came in ...

Researchers Gave Baboons a Tool. They Used It to Escape

(Newser) – Animal researchers saw the 55-pound barrel as an “enrichment tool.” Baboons, to whom it was given, apparently saw only a means for escape. ...

Teacher Set to Lose His Job Over Whole-Grain Pancakes

(Newser) – Kyle Byler is a beloved 8th-grade teacher at Lancaster, Pennsylvania’s Hand Middle School and says his students “worked their butts off” during last ...

Nazis’ Attempt to Cloak Its Ship Affected Norway’s Trees

(Newser) – A German dendrochronologist stumbled on something puzzling while gathering wood cores on the Norwegian coast in 2016: some trees were missing rings. “We ...

What It Was Like to Make the Best Episode of The Office

(Newser) – It was a day that went down in comedic history: “On April 10th, 2008, The Office topped itself with its best half-hour ever—and ...

He Improbably Survived. Now, a Hunt for the Ship That Didn’t

(Newser) – Sir Ernest Shackleton’s doomed ship slumbers beneath nearly 10,000 feet of water—and a group of scientists now hopes to find it. The BBC ...

Body of Woman Missing Since 1966 Found in Home of Late Cop

(Newser) – “I’m happy. I’m sad. I’m angry. I want to smack somebody.” Such is the reaction of a daughter to confirmation that the body ...

She’s Missing in St. Thomas, Has Vanished Twice Before

(Newser) – There are said to be five people still unaccounted for in the Virgin Islands after hurricanes Irma and Maria. Hannah Upp is one ...

Teen Fails Driving Test in Spectacular Fashion

(Newser) – It is an epic tale of a road test gone wrong: This one happened in Buffalo, Minn., where a 17-year-old girl started up ...

Left in a Bush, She Uncovered Her Parents 80 Years Later

(Newser) – It’s a seemingly unsolvable mystery that has been solved, partially, some eight decades later: What were the origins of a 9-month-old girl abandoned, ...

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