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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.

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Why Restaurants Love Buffets Even More Than You Do
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Why Restaurants Love Buffets Even More Than You Do. While you get all you can eat, they profit in several ways.

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Kate Middleton’s Postpartum Look Sums Up Our Untenable Expectations for Women. Seven hours after the prince was born, she was posing for pictures.

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When the U.S. Kept Losing Nuclear Bombs. Some are still out there, waiting to be found someday.

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Play Saturn's Rings Like a Harp. An image of the rings from the Cassini probe has been linked to harp sounds, so you can pluck them with your mouse.

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Feed the World With Bad Music: The Wacky World of Charity Singles. There have been a lot more of them than you realized.

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Mitchel Wu Has a Lot of Toys. They are the subjects of his photographs, placed in unexpected settings in odd combinations that show us another side to life as a pop culture icon toy.

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Decoding My Pup's DNA. More evidence that mutts are the best.

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How Did Saloons in the Old West Lock Their Doors at Night? The swinging doors you see in Westerns weren't up to real security.

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The Battle of New York: An Avengers Oral History
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The Battle of New York: An Avengers Oral History. It took a huge team of professionals to pull it off.

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The Mountain Man Who Outran His Captors Barefoot and Naked. John Colter had to think fast to escape Blackfoot country.

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A Program to Guide You to College Success. First-generation college students do much better when they have personal guidance from trained counselors.

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When Don the Talking Dog Took the Nation by Storm. He only knew eight words, but was the hit of the vaudeville circuit.

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A Spring Drive in Nepal. A driver must have nerves of steel to avoid waterfalls cascading over the mountain road.

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The Heart-Racing Drama of Dissecting a Beached Whale. Dr. Joy Reidenberg shares stories from her unique job.

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The Robot-Operated Power Plant of the Future. One is already being built in Japan.

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7 Times People Were Awarded Lifetime Supplies Of Things. That's the way to make a few lifetime fans.

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