Star Trek Guest Stars, Ranked

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Star Trek The Original Series: 30 Interstellar Guest Stars. A deep look at each guest star ranks them by their science fiction contributions.

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The Aero-Nuts of 1785. The first men who flew across the English Channel landed in France ... naked.

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A Very Special Breaking Bad Pulled a Train Robbery, and Proved the Power of Plot. The episode “Dead Freight” masterfully summed up what made the show great.

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Creature from the Green Lagoon. Caddo Lake in Texas is suffering under an invasion of giant salvinia that is threatening the life of Texas's wetlands.

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Aaron Franks Built a Doghouse on His Deck. It's a three-level dog dreamland featuring stairs, three entrances, cubbyholes, beds, a pool, three swings, an umbrella, tunnels, a pirate wheel, a potty pit full of wood chips (complete with fire hydrant), and a water dispenser.

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The Selfie-Obsessed Countess of Vanity. Virginia Oldoini wasn't a photographer, but a 19th-century artist who made herself the subject of more than 400 portraits.

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How Bullwinkle Taught Kids Sophisticated Political Satire. They proved that the Cold War could be ridiculed even as it was happening.

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Queso Is the World’s Most Perfect Food. Velveeta and Ro-Tel made it accessible to everyone.

Climate Change Is Coming for America’s National Parks

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Climate Change Is Coming for America’s National Parks. Imagine Glacier National Park without a glacier.

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The Chimp Who Believed She Was Human. After being raised in a human home, it took years for Lucy to learn to be an ape again.

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The Mathematical Madness of Möbius Strips and Other One-Sided Objects. A look at the history of the mind-bending field of topology

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These 1930s Housewives Were the Godmothers of Radical Consumer Activism. They protested rising food prices with the Hamtramck Meat Strike.

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Disneyland’s Fantasyland Recreated in Incredible Detail in a Basement. A railroad engineer hand-crafted his own theme park over ten years.

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The Princess Who Worked at Macy’s. The Queen of Romania also built furniture, raised poultry, and enjoyed off-roading.

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America is on the Verge of a Nursing Crisis. Our nursing schools don't have the capacity to supply our current needs, much less our future needs.

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15 Amazing Animal Reunions. It's good to know that pets lost for years might find their way home.

Why Can We Hear Others' Footsteps, But Not Our Own?

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Why Can We Hear Others' Footsteps, But Not Our Own? Brain experiments shed light on our personal filters.

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Stilt Fishing in Sri Lanka. Homemade stilts driven into the sand make for a grueling yet productive haul.

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11 Horror Movies it's Safe to Watch With Your Kids. They don't cross the line from scary to traumatizing, but you'll still want to check the details.

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Tracing the Mysterious “Turks” of South Carolina Back to the Revolutionary War. Hundreds of descendants of Joseph Benenhaley still live in Sumter County.

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The Dad-Joke Doctrine. Clean and simple jokes are embarrassing, comforting, and they bond generations together.

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A Dog With Cancer Got a New, 3D-Printed Titanium Skull. Patches is a pioneer for what might some day be available for human patients.

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The Wardrobe Team at Saturday Night Live Works With No Margin for Error. Costume changes have been done in as little as 10 seconds.

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The 19th Century Manual That Claimed the Color Blue Could Cure All Ills. Augustus J. Pleasanton was responsible for the "blue glass craze."

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