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Uproar Leads to Probe of 95-Year-Old ‘Indiana Joan’

November 24, 2017

(Newser) – Her collection of ancient artifacts, worth more than $ 750,000, includes a Roman dagger, Neolithic ax heads, a mummy mask, and a crucifix ...

Female Defector Describes Harsh Life in N. Korean Army

(Newser) – Lee So Yeon volunteered to join the North Korea army in 1992, lured in part, she says, by the promise of a daily ...

JFK Had Intense Back Pain. It May Have Helped Kill Him

(Newser) – Per the currently accepted narrative, the first bullet to hit John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963, wasn’t the one that fatally injured ...

Meet the Last 3 People Still Using an Iron Lung

(Newser) – When Jonas Salk’s vaccine largely wiped out polio in the US back in the 1950s, it eliminated a once-common sight: rows of iron ...

He Ran Out of Cauterizing Oil, and It Changed Medicine

Showing 3 of 16 comments Jo C. 1 hour, 7 minutes ago While I mourn those lost and maimed in battle, a brilliant surgeon just ...

What 2 Brothers Started in NC in 1905 Is No More

(Newser) – Moses and Ceasar Cone founded their denim brand in the late 19th century, and in 1905 opened the Cone Denim White Oak plant ...

They Volunteer to Find Missing Bodies. They’re Getting Old

(Newser) – The revelation earlier this year that a Colorado man had buried his estranged wife’s body under the grave of a World War II ...

On 8K-Year-Old Shards, Proof of Ancient ‘Social Lubricant’

(Newser) – Wine has been used as a “social lubricant, mind-altering substance, and highly valued commodity” throughout the ages. Now, a discovery just south of ...

This May Be the Most Secretive State in the Nation

(Newser) – Kansas doesn’t just try to manage the flow of information to the public about government doings, it throttles it. After a months-long investigation, ...

They Weathered War, PTSD, and Prison. Love Prevailed

(Newser) – A loop of blue dental floss is one of Ashley Volk’s treasured possessions, and it’s introduced at the start of a New York ...

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