Why Dogs Have Floppy Ears

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Why Dogs Have Floppy Ears. Even Charles Darwin wondered about Domestication Syndrome.

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Holocaust Survivor Harry Cymbulski Shares His Story to Prevent History From Repeating Itself. It's also therapeutic for him to confront what happened during his childhood.

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A Mashup of Iconic Logos and Fonts From Pop Culture Set to Music. Would you recognize the typography of your favorite movie, video game, or TV show if the words were different?

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What Not to Wear: The Deadliest Hats, Scarves, and Skirts in History. You could call it fashion to die for.

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How Carob Traumatized a Generation. It was never a satisfactory substitute for chocolate, no matter what the health food experts said.

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Pick Two: The Rest Are Coming to Kill You. The new meme is a game where you figure out which of nature's creatures are the most dangerous.

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Inside the Mind of a Marriage Counselor. Sure, they'd love to save your marriage, but sometimes the best outcome is to let it end.

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Where Did Groundhog Day Come From? A look into the history of rodent weather forecasting.

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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