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Hunt for Abalone Way Deadlier Than You Think

Latest diver was found dead Sunday

(Newser) - A diver was found dead after searching for abalone off the coast of Northern California, becoming at least the ninth person to perish this year while seeking the delicacy. The body of Eric Stine, 58, was discovered Sunday in the surf in Manchester State Beach, 140 miles north of San... More »

Broke? Try Paying Like Our Ancestors, With Shells, Beans

(Newser) - Sure, the global economy might collapse spectacularly and send us all back to a barter system. But that’s inefficient, Greg Sabin writes on Mental Floss, and “almost all civilizations have come up with currencies.” A sampling of what might be in your wallet next week:
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