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The Sinking of the Hunley

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What made the legendary Civil war submarine the Hunley sink? It won the battle, but its eight-man crew died anyway.

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The Socialite Who Hid in a Dingy Hotel Room for 24 Years. The mysterious Ida Wood retired from the public to live only with her sisters and her fortune.

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How Not Getting Enough Sleep Could Make You Gain Weight. A new study shows that people who get only six hours of sleep have bigger waistlines.

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Dungeons and Doggos is all the cute you need today. The Twitter web comic imagines how canines would negotiate a game of D&D.

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A Brave Little Rescued Kitten Takes His First Steps After the Cause of His Paralysis Is Remedied. Young Sunshine is adorable, but be warned the video contains minor surgery.

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My daughter's teachers stood up to my helicopter parenting. I'm so glad they did.

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41 Brand Names People Use as Generic Terms. That's what a company gets for being either the first or the biggest.

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Where Did That Tuna Come From?
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Why You Should Care About Where Your Tuna Comes From. Pollutants are not the same across the globe.

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A Demonstration of How Water Acts in Space. Watch an astronaut blow fruit punch like bubble gum.

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I Wore A Mars Space Suit And It Was Exhausting. Living in an inhospitable atmosphere will be no walk in the park.

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John Ballou Newbrough's Orphan Utopia. His new Faithist religion was dictated by angels in the 1880s.

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How to Spot a Fake Viral Video. Begin with the idea that not every recording is true to life.

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The Bloody, Exhilarating Bonnie and Clyde Broke Taboos When it Hit Screens 50 Years Ago. It was historical fiction, yet resonated with the counterculture.

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The Game of Thrones Characters Need to Hang Out More. Battles and special effects are nice, but dialogue is where the show really shines.

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How WWII Saved The Great Gatsby From Obscurity. It took almost 20 years for the book to become a hit.

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A Sports Car is Born
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A Sports Car is Born. The story of that car you wanted as a kid, but thought twice about as an adult.

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The Quiet War Against Ownership. Manufacturers want to maintain control over the products they sell you.

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No One Will Bet Against Science on August 21. Even those who deny climate change will be headed to the solar eclipse totality zone.

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A Brief Tour of European Wedding Cake Traditions. You might want to use one to make your wedding more memorable.

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How the Internet Changed the Meaning of ‘Mamihlapinatapai.’ It perfectly summed up an incident we all know, but now is used to describe online behavior.

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Scientists Discovered a Trove of Volcanoes Hidden Beneath Antarctic Ice Sheet. It might be the densest area of volcanoes in the world.

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The Science of Suffering. Research indicates that trauma can affect your descendants for generations.

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10 Snack Foods Originally Sold as Medicines. While they didn't cure anything, they turned out to be pretty tasty.

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