The 2017 Peach Shortage

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The South Faces a Summer With Fewer Peaches. Freezing weather after the trees bloomed mean crops will be sparse this year.   
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Fly over Jupiter with NASA’s Juno spacecraft. The giant planet gets more interesting as you get closer to it.
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Crayola's new color was inspired by a new pigment, YInMn blue, discovered at Oregon State University. Crayola is looking for a color name that will be a little easier for those who use crayons, so they are running a contest to name it.
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The Little Old Lady Who Terrorized New York's Famed Plaza Hotel. Fannie Lowenstein moved into a rent-controlled room in 1958 and stayed for 35 years.
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Inside the Cut-Throat World of Toddler Bike Racing. For some, it's the beginning of a lifetime of competitiveness, while others just like to ride.
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Watching Lightning Strike a Building in Super Slow Motion Is Freaky. See electricity falling from the sky like rain.  
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How quaint 18th-century 'spell-fights' evolved into the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Every year the words get more difficult, and the fans love it.
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15 Hilariously Effective Baits Used by Fishermen. Anecdotal evidence that fish will eat anything.

Climate Change Is Coming for America’s National Parks

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Climate Change Is Coming for America’s National Parks. Imagine Glacier National Park without a glacier.

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The Chimp Who Believed She Was Human. After being raised in a human home, it took years for Lucy to learn to be an ape again.

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The Mathematical Madness of Möbius Strips and Other One-Sided Objects. A look at the history of the mind-bending field of topology

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These 1930s Housewives Were the Godmothers of Radical Consumer Activism. They protested rising food prices with the Hamtramck Meat Strike.

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Disneyland’s Fantasyland Recreated in Incredible Detail in a Basement. A railroad engineer hand-crafted his own theme park over ten years.

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The Princess Who Worked at Macy’s. The Queen of Romania also built furniture, raised poultry, and enjoyed off-roading.

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America is on the Verge of a Nursing Crisis. Our nursing schools don't have the capacity to supply our current needs, much less our future needs.

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15 Amazing Animal Reunions. It's good to know that pets lost for years might find their way home.

Why Can We Hear Others' Footsteps, But Not Our Own?

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Why Can We Hear Others' Footsteps, But Not Our Own? Brain experiments shed light on our personal filters.

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Stilt Fishing in Sri Lanka. Homemade stilts driven into the sand make for a grueling yet productive haul.

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11 Horror Movies it's Safe to Watch With Your Kids. They don't cross the line from scary to traumatizing, but you'll still want to check the details.

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Tracing the Mysterious “Turks” of South Carolina Back to the Revolutionary War. Hundreds of descendants of Joseph Benenhaley still live in Sumter County.

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The Dad-Joke Doctrine. Clean and simple jokes are embarrassing, comforting, and they bond generations together.

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A Dog With Cancer Got a New, 3D-Printed Titanium Skull. Patches is a pioneer for what might some day be available for human patients.

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The Wardrobe Team at Saturday Night Live Works With No Margin for Error. Costume changes have been done in as little as 10 seconds.

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The 19th Century Manual That Claimed the Color Blue Could Cure All Ills. Augustus J. Pleasanton was responsible for the "blue glass craze."

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