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How Do Missile Defense Systems Work?

You’re probably aware the U.S. has a missile defense system, and the thought alone makes you feel (relatively) safe and cozy here in the states. But do you know how these systems work? Or how effective they can be? They’re not the impenetrable shield you think they are.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Everything You’ve Ever Wanted To Know About Endurance Racing Pit Stops Explained

What’s with the clamp on the wing? Why do racing fuel hoses have two lines? Why am I asking you all these things when the answers are in this video? FCP Euro highlighted a pit stop by one of the Marc Cars V8-powered Mazda3s at the California 8 Hours at Laguna Seca which explains it […]

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Why You Don’t Have to Be Afraid of Serial Killers

There’s no greater boogeyman in our modern society than the serial killer. They’re ruthless killers, they’re everywhere, and they’re after you—right? Not really. Serial killers are very real, and very dangerous, but the chances of you encountering one are next to nothing.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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All About CTE, the Brain Trauma Common in Football Players

Aaron Hernandez, the former Patriots tight end who died by suicide earlier this year while serving a life sentence for murder, is the latest football player to be publicly diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The condition is linked to depression, aggression, and problems with impulse control.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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All About Hepatitis A, The Reason San Diego Is Bleaching Its Streets

In San Diego, 16 people have died from Hepatitis A in the last few months and over 400 have contracted the disease. Hepatitis A is a virus that attacks the liver, and it spreads fairly easily in the right circumstances. Here’s what you need to know.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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