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Four-winged Bird Fossils Discovered

Wikimedia/David W. E. Hone, Helmut Tischlinger, Xing Xu, Fucheng Zhang
Wikimedia/David W. E. Hone, Helmut Tischlinger, Xing Xu, Fucheng Zhang

Some ancient ancestors of birds had both front and rear wings. This didn't seem to work out too well, because they are nothing but fossils now.
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5 Hoaxes That Rocked the Nerd Universe. Dedicated fans do not take lightly to being jerked around.
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Inconceivable! A mashup of Game of Thrones and The Princess Bride works surprisingly well.
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Twelve-year-old Sierra Shoemaker was eliminated from her school district's spelling bee for spelling "Braille" incorrectly. The kicker is that she spelled it right and the judges were wrong.
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While our digestive systems are crawling with bacteria, scientists thought the human brain was sterile. Now there's evidence that microbes can get through the blood-brain barrier.
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Whatever happened to 23 basketball players who were amazing in March Madness, and then vanished? Surprise: most of them are still making a living playing the game.
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Lead poisoning is still a threat to children, although few are tested anymore. And it's not limited to children from low-income families.
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13 Most Bizarre Stories Of Famous Corpses. "Rest in Peace" is never guaranteed for celebrities.

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The Duckmaster Rules the Roost at the Peabody Hotel
Peter Burka, Flickr // CC BY-SA 2.0
Peter Burka, Flickr // CC BY-SA 2.0

The Duckmaster Rules the Roost at the Peabody Hotel. The ducks have been the stars of the show for 85 years.

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Remembering One of the Most Violent Days in the History of the U.S. Senate. A passionate but insulting speech brought out a congressman's wrath—and his cane.

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Investigating One of the Oldest Private Detective Agencies in Paris. The Duluc Détective is still in business after 105 years.

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Why Does Harrison Ford Love Indy And Hate Han? He's been willing to play older versions of both characters anyway, plus Rick Deckard.

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Pterodactyls Probably Didn’t Fly Like We Think They Did. A new study theorizes they resembled birds more than bats in flight.

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Rollin' on the River: Pittsburgh Shanty Boat Life. Thousands who couldn't afford land or rent lived in homemade barge houses.

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How Succulents Took Over Instagram—and Then the World. They make a perfect garden for the Millennial lifestyle.

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Resilience Isn't Innate. Here's How We Can Cultivate It.

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An ‘Outtake’ Video of the Royal Wedding
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BEN STANSALL, AFP/Getty Images

This ‘Outtake’ Video of the Royal Wedding is So Dumb—But So Very Enjoyable. As if it were like everyone else's wedding.

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A Lonely Avocado Searches for His Other Half in The Pits. This sweet short film, written by David Bizzaro, has been selected for more than 30 film festivals so far.

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We’ll First Find Aliens on Eyeball Planets. These are exoplanets that are tidally locked to their star, and carry a thin habitable zone in a ring shape.

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Vulture Ranks Every Star Wars Movie. Ten mini-reviews to justify the rankings include Solo without giving away too much.

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Han Solo was Almost in Revenge of the Sith. His part would have been too silly to believe.

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Deep in the Honduran Rain Forest, an Ecological SWAT Team Explores a Lost World. The diverse biology is a bigger treasure than the lost city that lured explorers there in the first place.

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Roxy, the Long Island Railroad Dog. He knew every train and its schedule, and how to get where he wanted to go.

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The Great Fertility Reversion. America's plummeting birth rate might not be as dire as it seems.

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