The True History of the Orient Express

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The True History of the Orient Express. The real story is as alluring as the new Hercule Poirot film.

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Why Early American Feminists Owe It to the French. They paid attention to what women were doing during the French Revolution.

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What a Disney Takeover of 21st Century Fox Could Mean for Pop Culture. The giant resulting company could join fractured parts of several franchises.

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The Zombie Diseases of Climate Change. As the ice caps and the tundra thaw, long-dormant pathogens can escape.

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The Best Western Movies Ever Made. The dying genre is still around for home viewing, so choose wisely.

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How Facebook Figures Out Everyone You've Ever Met. Your "shadow profile" has information you've never shared.

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How One Veteran is Using Standup to Heal the Wounds of War. Sgt. Michael Carrasquillo gets to tell his battlefront tales to an audience every weekend.

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Why There Are So Many Bicycles in the Netherlands. It's a holdover from a 1973 experiment.

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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