How Deep Can Humans Dig?

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How Deep Have Humans Dug Into the Earth? Some projects are impressively deep, but still only scratch the surface in relative terms.

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Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List. The master of popular entertainment put his heart and soul into this very personal project.

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Our 10 Most Anticipated Comics of 2018. New ideas and new forms will expand the definition of the genre.

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The Real-World Architecture of Luke Skywalker’s Jedi Hideaway. The island scenes of The Last Jedi were filmed on Ireland's Skellig Michael, which has existing ancient stone huts.

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Thomas Edison’s Forgotten Sci-Fi Novel. His contentious collaboration with George Parsons Lathrop left doubts about who was really behind the story.

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The Discovery of an Unknown Ancient Population Changes Our Understanding of How North America Was Settled. DNA from an 11,500-year-old baby in Alaska is upending what we thought we knew.

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McSweeney's brings us a list of proposed state mottos in Latin that are more realistic and descriptive than their existing mottos. Some liberties had to be taken with the exact translations.

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Fascinatingly Filthy: How Bad Science Saved Lives in Victorian London. Cleaning up the city was the right thing to do, even if it was for the wrong reason.

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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