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A Funeral for the Ape Woman

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The Long Overdue Burial of Julia Pastrana

Calling someone the Ape Woman is about as degrading as you can get. Refusing to bury her body for a century and a half after her death, just so you can show her off some more, adds a lot of insult to a lot of injury. Now she has been laid to rest at last.

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Scaling Down the Near Earth Asteroid

This article does a nice job of explaining the projectile that will be hurtling by Earth tomorrow, by turning the universe into a basketball court.

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I Heart the Universe

In honor of Valentine's Day, here's a collection of cosmic cardioids.

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Honey Bunny, The Wolf & A Royale With Cheese

Vanity Fair has put together a really great oral history of the film Pulp Fiction.

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Comedy More To Your Liking?

If Tarantino is not your speed, and you’d prefer to laugh, then this list of the 82 best comedies on Netflix Streaming will help you out.

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Happily Never After

Not all on-screen couples ride off into the sunset together. Some of them are just seriously screwed up.

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Valentine’s Day By the Numbers

News Flash: Americans like candy, jewelry and flowers.

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Pick Up Some Heinz

Warren Buffett is picking up a lot of Heinz. About $23 billion worth actually.

So, let’s revisit that old question about what the Heinz 57 varieties actually are.

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How Jupiter May Have Gifted Early Earth With Water
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How Jupiter May Have Gifted Early Earth With Water. Young gas giants throw debris toward inward planets, including hydrogen-rich materials.

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Brazil's Geography Problem. It's a big country with lots of people, so why isn't it a world power?

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The Science of Hearing. Our ability to detect and interpret sounds is due to an amazing and complicated biological system.

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Lucasfilm Might be Putting Future Star Wars Spinoffs on Hold. Solo's disappointing box office was a surprise glitch in the moneymaking machine.

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Why Women Say Nothing Is Wrong When Something Is Clearly Wrong. She has plenty of reasons not to share it with you right now.

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How to Decorate Like a Viking. Archaeologists have built a palette of the paint colors used on Viking homes and buildings.

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The Breastfeeding Zealots of the Neonatal Ward. Maternal lactation is pushed to the point of shaming mothers with hungry babies.

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9 Amazing Tiki Bars. A visit will cool you off even on the hottest day.

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Sneaky Ways Restaurants Are Hacking Your Brain
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Sneaky Ways Restaurants Are Hacking Your Brain. Check out 25 subtle tricks that make you spend more.

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Here’s How You Can Help Fight Family Separation at the Border. A list of resources and organizations that need your skills, time, or money.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Summer Solstice. While the days will only get shorter from here, temperatures will still go up.

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The Forgotten Chefs Who Made Chili Con Carne a Tex-Mex Standard. Women running their own businesses gave us an entirely new cuisine.

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You Would Never Expect Killer Whales to Appear Here. Arctic Ocean prey that once fed polar bears is fair game for orcas.

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Brooklyn's Defunct Domino Sugar Plant Opens as Domino Park. Pictures show how an old factory can become a community park and still retain its history.

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First Impressions. Tom Comitta took the first sentence from 268 New Yorker short stories, sorted them, and combined them into one surprisingly cohesive tale.

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The Original Locations of 15 Famous Chain Stores. There might be one near you!

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