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The Best Fictional Heroes of 2017

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© 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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Breaking Bad: An Oral History
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The Oral History of Breaking Bad. The people behind the groundbreaking show tell its story to celebrate the tenth anniversary of its premiere.

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Why We Didn’t See the Knights of Ren in The Last Jedi. Director Rian Johnson explains that there's nothing nefarious about their absence.

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The Little-Known History of Seafaring Pets. Sailors have been accompanied on voyages by dogs, cats, pigs, chickens, rabbits, and other animals—and not all of them were for dinner.

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A Neopets Romance. This married couple met online when they were 10 and 12 years old.

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How Americans of the 1960s Really Felt About Nuclear Fallout Shelters. Michigan State University surveyed 3514 adults about their feelings regarding preparedness for a nuclear war.

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Why Paris’s Greatest Art Nouveau Metro Stop Is No More. The Bastille station was the greatest of 141 metro stations designed by Hector Guimard at the turn of the 20th century.

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Your Coworkers are Not Your Friends. A bit of formality is appropriate among people who did not choose who they spend all day with.

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10 Graves That Are Remarkably Secure. They keep grave robbers out and zombies in.

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Is Sitting Too Close to the TV Really Bad for You?
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Is Sitting Too Close to the TV Really Bad for You? No, but there's a reason behind why people still think so.

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10 Misconceptions About U.S. Immigration. Every wave of newcomers has encountered resistance from those already here.

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21 Facts You Might Not Know About Rodney Dangerfield. He got no respect, but we'll never forget him.

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Watch a Man Build a Log Cabin by Himself in Four Minutes. It actually took months, but this is a fascinating yet relaxing time-lapse version.

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How Montana Gold Rushers Literally Threw Away a Fortune in Sapphires. Yogo Gulch still produces some of the finest sapphires in the world.

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New Details Emerge About Solo: A Star Wars Story. Including an official synopsis.

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The Starbucks Logo Has A Secret You’ve Never Noticed. She was too perfect to be real before a small design change.

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8 Major Milestones in Facial Transplant Surgeries. What was recently thought impossible has been accomplished quite a few times.

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