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© Ray Burmiston / BBC AMERICA

The Best Fictional Heroes of 2017

© Ray Burmiston / BBC AMERICA
© Ray Burmiston / BBC AMERICA

Here Are the Best Fictional Heroes of 2017. You might notice that they all have one thing in common, and how they are different from heroes of the past.

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Six Volcanoes That Volcanologists Are Watching in 2018. Over 100 volcanoes are active, and there are always a few threatening to erupt.

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Style Inspired by The Queen of Mars. Art Deco meets science fiction in 1920s Hollywood.

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The People’s History of Tatooine. A serious discussion about the socioeconomic conditions on the Star Wars desert planet.

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How Accurate are Emojis to the Real-World Animals They Are Supposed to Represent? National Geographic obtained some opinions from scientists who study animals.

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When Whimsical Anti-Theft Tea Caddies Protected the World's Most Precious Leaf. These containers are now a rare link to the history of the global tea trade.

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7 Things Health Experts Said Were Good For You in 2017. And then there were the things experts said were bad for you.

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Trepanation: The History of One of the World's Oldest Surgeries. We needed that like we needed a hole in the head.

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How James Cameron Crafts Perfect Sequels
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Aliens and Terminator 2: How James Cameron Crafts Perfect Sequels. There's still no hope for another Titanic story.

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How Exactly Does Binary Code Work? Learn how "off" and "on" leads to everything you see on the internet.

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25 Years Ago, Sleepless In Seattle Found the Romantic Hiding in the Cynic. Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks made a love story in which the principles didn't meet until the very end.

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When a DNA Test Shatters Your Identity. Unexpected results happen so often that support groups have formed to help people deal with the trauma.

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33 Clever Copycat Recipes For Your Favorite Chain Restaurants. These are particularly helpful when you live far away from those eateries.

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How Inclusive are Beauty Brands Around the World? Depending on where you live, you might not be able to find foundation makeup that matches your skin color.

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Community Plumbing: A Tribute to the Neighborhood Hardware Store. They are a reminder of how real-world skills can be developed to fix what's wrong.

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10 Movies That Were Banned in China. Some of the reasons might have you scratching your head.

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50 Things to Know About Aquaman
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50 Things to Know About Aquaman. To be precise: About the Aquaman movie set to hit theaters in December.

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Barbie is Now a Woke Vlogger. For a toy fashion model, her advice for young women is amazingly spot-on.

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This Is Your Brain on Fatherhood. Only about 10 percent of mammalian species provide paternal care for babies, but those who do have a better chance of survival.

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What Does a Six-Legged Robot Flowerpot Do? It seeks out sunlight, water, and whatever else the plant may need.

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Hospital Food: Unappetizing Meals for Sick People. The switch from home convalescence to feeding a variety of inpatients is the reason hospital food is so bad.

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Are You a Money Ostrich? The first step toward understanding your financial situation is to stop avoiding it.

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The Secretive Mega-Companies Behind Your Glasses. Chances are that your lenses and frames are made by two companies that control the global market.

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10 Beloved Animals From Ancient History. Their monuments have lasted thousands of years.

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