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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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Solo Marks Star Wars's Return to Sleaze
Jonathan Olley, Lucasfilm Ltd
Jonathan Olley, Lucasfilm Ltd

Solo Marks Star Wars's Return to Sleaze. Without lightsabers, the Force, or the fate of planets in the balance, we get a look at the seedy side of a galaxy far, far away.

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Ways Airlines Purposely Make Flying Miserable. They make more money from calculated misery.

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Why Are Our Brains So Big, Anyway? A new study points to what we needed to think about the most.

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Seventy-Five Years Ago, Women Baseball Players Took the Field. The short-lived All-American Girls Professional Baseball League proved women could play, but it was far from equitable.

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If There Were a Kind of a Fireman's Pole from the Moon Down to the Earth, How Long Would it Take to Slide All the Way from the Moon to the Earth? Randall Munroe ponders this adventure in excruciating detail. 

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Remembering the ‘Saurian Monster’ That Terrorized 1880s New Zealand. In a nation that has few predators of any size, the attacks caused a sensation.

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Camels Can Eat Long-Needled Cactus. They've adapted to a desert diet, but watching it might make you feel nervous.

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Steven Spielberg's Original Plan for Jaws 2. His idea would still make a good movie.

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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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