The mission to get Osama bin Laden. The news trickled in in bits and pieces but now you can read the whole story (it may take a while).
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A middle school teacher considers the effect of the way we teach history. "In accepting history courses shaped by war and structured around war, we allow our students to internalize war as normal, constant, at times attractive." (via Metafilter)
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National Geographic Traveler magazine has announced the winners of their 2011 photo contest. Do not miss the Viewer's Choice winner.
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Newsflash: teachers don't work only until they reach tenure and then slack off when their jobs are secure. Matt Damon compares teachers' vocational motivations to his own. (slightly NSFW language)
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Ranker has gathered together 35 catchy viral musical videos that swept the internet. You can relive the good old days of “All Your Base” and “Peanut Butter Jelly Time” and also catch up with tunes you may have missed as well. Lyrics in some songs are NSFW.
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LIFE presents a gallery of famous people who simply disappeared. Some were never found, so take a good look in case you recognize someone.
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The Best Oblivion Machinima Video Ever. You don't have to be a gamer to appreciate the utter ridiculousness of this fan-made sequence.
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NASA is just a few days away from launching a solar-powered Jupiter probe. It should arrive in 2016, if the weather stays good.
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5 Things You Didn’t Know About COPS. You know, the show that set the standard for all the "on the job" reality shows to follow.