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A Piece of the Berlin Wall Survives

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GERARD MALIE/AFP/Getty Images

A Piece of the Berlin Wall Survives. A forgotten section discovered in the woods will be preserved as a historic artifact.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Heads to the Wild West for Amazon's Outrider. The Governator will star in his first TV series as a Federal Marshal in Oklahoma.

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Meet the Power Broker Behind America’s Roads. Thomas Harris MacDonald planned a national highway system, then was fired before the interstate was built.

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Scientists Have Discovered Spiders with Tails Because Nightmares Are Real. This missing link, however, is 100 million years old.

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How Humans Sank New Orleans. Turning swampland into valuable suburbs resulted in half the city being below sea level.

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The Entirely Fake Villages Erected Around the World. From tourist traps and movie sets to war decoys and practice targets.

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The Mystic Power of Tribal Tattoos. The spiritual tradition among the Tharu people of Nepal is slowly dying out.

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Does Your Local Park Have a Tree That Has Orbited The Moon? There are dozens of them spread all over the country.

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Solo Marks Star Wars's Return to Sleaze
Jonathan Olley, Lucasfilm Ltd
Jonathan Olley, Lucasfilm Ltd

Solo Marks Star Wars's Return to Sleaze. Without lightsabers, the Force, or the fate of planets in the balance, we get a look at the seedy side of a galaxy far, far away.

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Ways Airlines Purposely Make Flying Miserable. They make more money from calculated misery.

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Why Are Our Brains So Big, Anyway? A new study points to what we needed to think about the most.

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Seventy-Five Years Ago, Women Baseball Players Took the Field. The short-lived All-American Girls Professional Baseball League proved women could play, but it was far from equitable.

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If There Were a Kind of a Fireman's Pole from the Moon Down to the Earth, How Long Would it Take to Slide All the Way from the Moon to the Earth? Randall Munroe ponders this adventure in excruciating detail. 

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Remembering the ‘Saurian Monster’ That Terrorized 1880s New Zealand. In a nation that has few predators of any size, the attacks caused a sensation.

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Camels Can Eat Long-Needled Cactus. They've adapted to a desert diet, but watching it might make you feel nervous.

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Steven Spielberg's Original Plan for Jaws 2. His idea would still make a good movie.

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The Duckmaster Rules the Roost at the Peabody Hotel
Peter Burka, Flickr // CC BY-SA 2.0
Peter Burka, Flickr // CC BY-SA 2.0

The Duckmaster Rules the Roost at the Peabody Hotel. The ducks have been the stars of the show for 85 years.

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Remembering One of the Most Violent Days in the History of the U.S. Senate. A passionate but insulting speech brought out a congressman's wrath—and his cane.

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Investigating One of the Oldest Private Detective Agencies in Paris. The Duluc Détective is still in business after 105 years.

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Why Does Harrison Ford Love Indy And Hate Han? He's been willing to play older versions of both characters anyway, plus Rick Deckard.

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Pterodactyls Probably Didn’t Fly Like We Think They Did. A new study theorizes they resembled birds more than bats in flight.

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Rollin' on the River: Pittsburgh Shanty Boat Life. Thousands who couldn't afford land or rent lived in homemade barge houses.

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How Succulents Took Over Instagram—and Then the World. They make a perfect garden for the Millennial lifestyle.

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Resilience Isn't Innate. Here's How We Can Cultivate It.

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