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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.

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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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