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Why Ham Radio Fans Want to Spend Next Summer on an Island Full of Bird Poop

Why Ham Radio Fans Want to Spend Next Summer on an Island Full of Bird Poop. Baker Island is uninhabited and geographically unique.

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Ridley Scott’s Very Candid Account of How He Saved All the Money in the World. A complete re-edit at lightning speed kept the film in contention for 2017 awards.

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Job Training in Germany is Very Different From Job Training in America. Respect for skilled trades leads to lower German youth unemployment.

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Terror-Nuggets: Winners of This Year's 15 Second Horror Film Contest. Filmmakers competed to jam dread into every second of the allotted time.

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2000: When the World Went Crazy. Remembering the panic of the Y2K bug.

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The Last Jedi Creature Designer Neal Scanlan Talks About Porgs, Fathiers, and Green Milk. The puppeteers deserve a medal for the conditions they endured during production.

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The Mystery of Who Stole One of the World’s Finest Champagnes. It was the perfect crime, still unsolved four years later.

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11 Secrets to Performing Well Under Pressure. Even if the only pressure is from ourselves.

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Scientists Are Pushing For a Ban on Killer Robots
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A Growing Movement of Scientists is Pushing for a Ban on Killer Robots. Separating human judgment from war is a recipe for disaster.

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17 Homes You’ve Seen On TV And What They Look Like Off-Screen. Not shown: the tourists who stop and take pictures.

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The Curious Case of the Law of the Tongue. When orcas help you hunt whales, it's only right to share the meat with them.

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The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans. A return to rare and exotic bean varieties has made the humble legume cool.

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Why Restaurants Became So Loud—And How to Fight Back. An ambience designed for "buzz" and "energy" can damage your hearing.

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Should America Go Cash-Free? Digital money is convenient, but total reliance on banks comes with costs.

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10 Out-of-This-World Facts About Plan 9 From Outer Space. What made it a bad movie also made it a lot of fun.

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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel
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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel. Action Comics #1000 celebrates the anniversary by reminding us of what the superhero is all about.

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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food. Outstanding dishes at an event in North Carolina ranged from the sublime to the disgusting.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment. Muzafer Sherif manipulated boys at summer camp to hate each other in the 1950s, but they only learned the truth as elderly men.

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Ten Superstitions of Writers and Artists. They must have worked, since all these people became famous.

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On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters. The hobby never completely goes out of style.

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