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How gambling built baseball – and then almost destroyed it

Imagine if, after watching the thrilling victory of the Chicago Cubs in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series over the Cleveland Indians – a game in which the Cubs won their first championship in over a century – you learned that the Indians had collaborated with gamblers to intentionally throw the series.

Why more places are abandoning Columbus Day in favor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Increasingly, Columbus Day is giving people pause. More and more towns and cities across the country are electing to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day as an alternative to – or in addition to – the day intended to honor Columbus’ voyages.

3 questions about vodka, answered

Towards the end of Ian Fleming’s spy novel “Dr. No,” James Bond orders a vodka dry martini – “Shaken and not stirred please.”

The Beatles’ revolutionary use of recording technology in ‘Abbey Road’

With its cheery singles, theatrical medley and iconic cover, The Beatles’ 11th studio album, “Abbey Road,” holds a special place in the hearts of the band’s fans.

Curious Kids: Why do old people hate new music?

Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to [email protected]

Could climate change fuel the rise of right-wing nationalism?

Two trends have defined the past decade and both have been on display at this year’s session of the United Nations General Assembly.

4 reasons why we’ll never see another show like ‘Friends’

On Sept. 22, 1994, six telegenic 20-somethings frolicked in a fountain in front of credits that announced the arrival of “Friends,” a new NBC sitcom that would forever change television.

A digital archaeologist helps inaccessible collections be seen

The Abstract features interesting research and the people behind it.Davide Tanasi is a digital archaeologist at the University of South Florida. He creates highly detailed 3D scans of archaeological artifacts that can be viewed online or used to create 3D printed replicas.