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A Look Back at the Original Planet of the Apes Series

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The original Planet Of The Apes series became more daring from movie to movie. It wasn't easy to improve on the near-perfect original story.

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This Change to Google Maps Is a Win for Americans with Disabilities. Android users can contribute to accessibility information.

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The 100 Greatest Props in Movie History, and the Stories Behind Them. Propmasters, producers, actors, and others tell the tales.

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Spike is a stag beetle in Japan who creates artwork. And he has a fan club on the internet.

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John Margolies traveled the United States and took pictures of roadside amenities, attractions, and architecture from 1969 to 2008, leaving a singular archive of 20th-century Americana. These include buildings made in the shapes of the things they sold, odd tourist attractions, themed restaurants and hotels, and other oddities offered to travelers.

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What if Hollywood movies were created by artificial intelligence? You can see what a neural might come up with, with the AI Movie Poster Generator.

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Our enduring obsession with Amelia Earhart's mysterious disappearance. Maybe it's the human conceit that we should be able to figure out everything.

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56 Delightful Victorian Slang Terms You Should Be Using. It was colorful language even without the profanity.

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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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