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The Hidden Memories of Plants

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The Hidden Memories of Plants. Plants can adapt their behavior to conditions not found in their normal environment—and remember those behavioral adaptations over time.

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What the U.S. Can Learn From Cuba About Preparing For Hurricanes. Their national preparedness program stands out among Caribbean nations.

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13 Ghost Stories From Hotels That'll Make You Want To Sleep With The Light On. You'll want to remember these while planning your next vacation.

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The Deadly 1991 Hamlet Fire Exposed the High Cost of “Cheap.” Deregulation and cost-cutting measures led to the deaths of 25 workers in North Carolina.

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The First Japanese Woman to Go to College. Ōyama Sutematsu dedicated her life to educating Japanese girls after her time in the U.S.

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The 2017 Bird Photographer of the Year Awards. Wildlife photographers show off their very best.

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Which Foods Really Belong in Your Fridge?  Practical advice for storing your food properly—and settling arguments.

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10 Questionable Grooming Products from the 19th Century. They could be disgusting or even downright dangerous.

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The Secret Underground Life of Newborn Meerkat Pups
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The Secret Underground Life of Newborn Meerkat Pups. Nature photographers fitted a meerkat with a camera to get a look inside.

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America’s Secret Ice Base Won’t Stay Frozen Forever. When the glacier hiding it is gone, environmental hazards will be exposed.

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All 11 Versions of the U.S.S. Enterprise, Ranked. With each described in excruciating detail.

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How Tennessee Became the Final Battleground in the Fight for Suffrage. The process was much dirtier than we ever learned in school.

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A Remix in Tribute to Han Solo. He had a lot of great lines over four films, so Eclectic Method gave them rhythm and rhyme.

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Ishmael Beah tells what it was like to go from child soldier in Sierra Leone to high school student in New York. His classmates couldn't figure out why he was so good at paintball.

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A Brief History of Credit Cards. They aren't as old as you might have thought.

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10 Allegedly Cursed Objects. Just keep telling yourself that all the bad things that happened around them could be coincidence.

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How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber
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How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber. When news outlets couldn't get to Montana in time, J-school volunteers went into action.

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Kottabos, the Ancient Greek Drinking Game. The skill involved was flinging wine from one's own cup at a target.

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An Acid Trip with Groucho Marx. Yeah, he did LSD. At age 77.

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How Creedence Clearwater Revival Became the Soundtrack to Every Vietnam War Movie. It's not only because those songs take you to that specific era.

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Owen KC Stephens tells a wonderful story about the time an elderly British couple wanted to learn how to play a Star Wars role-playing game. They didn't know what a role-playing game was, but they knew what they were doing.

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These Freaky Fish Can Turn Their Eyes Into Flashlights. The triplefin is tiny, but controls its own super power.

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Unauthorized Dwelling at Yale. Student Allan Kornfeld couldn't afford the dorm charges, so he lived in a campus ventilation shaft for his senior year.

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The Resistance Group That Battled Hitler With Words. The students who worked under the name White Rose paid dearly for their efforts.

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