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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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5 Surprising Things DNA Has Revealed About Our Ancestors
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Five Surprising Things DNA Has Revealed About Our Ancestors. Our genes are largely the result of travel and intermingling.

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The Top 10 National Parks You've Probably Never Heard Of. One of them may be closer to you than you thought.

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The Well-Dressed Suffragist. If you're going to protest, you'll need to buy a charming new hat.

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The Presidential Portrait That Was the “Ugliest Thing” LBJ Ever Saw. (The artist did not take that comment kindly.)

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In the game Robot Mind Meld, the object is to come up with the same word as a robot in as few steps as possible. Keep in mind that the robot is not as intuitive as you are.

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The Father Of Artistic Figure Skating. It was all about making a perfect figure 8 on the ice until Jackson Haines came along.

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Amazon's Big Gamble on Grocery Delivery. What impact could a giant competitor have on existing businesses?

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President John Tyler's Grandsons Are Still Alive. Tyler took office in 1841, and eventually had 15 children.

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Welcome to the Year of the Dog
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Happy Chinese New Year! Welcome to the Year of the Dog.

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The Evolution of Marvel’s Black Panther. Introduced in 1966, the character hits the big screen this weekend.

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The Very Real History of Death Stars. Germany, the Soviet Union, and the U.S. have all drawn up plans for weaponized satellites.

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The Karate Kid gets a modern makeover with Cobra Kai. Daniel and Johnny will revive their unresolved conflicts as older adults in the YouTube Red series.

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How the “Heart Balm Racket” Convinced America That Women Were Up to No Good. Sensational cases of gold diggers meant the end of breach of promise lawsuits.

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What Europe's Oldest Wine Tells Us About Ancient Sicilians. Samples hidden in a cave thousands of years ago hold clues to their everyday lives.

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15 of the World's Most Stunning Winter Destinations. You still have time to book a trip before the tourist season starts.

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