They Saw Earth From Space. Here’s How It Changed Them.

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They Saw Earth From Space. Here’s How It Changed Them. A significant number of those who've flown in space later went into professions and projects to study, improve, and protect our Earth.

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The Africans Who Called Tudor England Home. People from Africa and their descendants were a small minority, but during that period they lived among the various social classes in England.

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Extreme Wheelchair Sport WCMX Proves Disabilities Don’t Have to Limit You. WCMX is a cross between skating and BMX biking, and it's a thrill to watch.

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My Life Not Knowing What Colors Look Like. Brooke Swanson was always color blind, but of course she didn't know that as a child, because you don't miss what you've never had.

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Puffy, the Hypnotist Cat. In 1945, the American Feline Society bestowed the title of "King of All Cats" to a Persian cat with a peculiar talent.

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The Reckoning. Bob Connolly and Robin Anderson went to Papua New Guinea to make documentaries until tribal warfare ran them off, but Connolly returned 25 years later.

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17 Delicious Meatless Dinners for Lent. Or for any time, if you want to avoid meat and save money.

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This Was Once the Fifth Playing Card Suit. It's hard enough to keep up with 52 cards, much less 65.

The Early History of the Batman TV Series

The Early History of the Batman TV Series. As cheesy as it seems now, it was a vast improvement over previous on-screen depictions of comic book heroes.

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How Asia Got Crazy Rich. A historical background for the Singaporean wealth of Crazy Rich Asians.

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Your Earliest Childhood Memory is Probably Fake. A surprising number of people report memories from infancy.

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The Art of Star Wars: The Force Behind the Most Iconic Image in the Cinematic Universe. Greg Hildebrandt tells how he and his brother Tim produced the Star Wars Style B poster.

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How Will Police Solve Murders on Mars? Various experts explain how Martian forensics will be different from what we know on Earth.

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23 People Who Were Born To Do Their Jobs. All are prime examples of nominative determinism.

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6 Delicious, Nutritious Vegan Pantry Essentials. Even if you're not vegan, stock these and you'll always have something to eat.

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4 Unofficial Rules Native English Speakers Don't Realize They Know. We follow them unconsciously after hearing words used that way for so long.

The Senator Who Stood Up to Joseph McCarthy When No One Else Would

The Senator Who Stood Up to Joseph McCarthy When No One Else Would. Margaret Chase Smith defended civil liberties even when it meant crossing party lines.

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The 10 Worst Hurricanes of All Time. Present company excepted.

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What Happens When a 17-Year-Old Pilot Loses Her Landing Gear on a Solo Flight? Maggie Taraska kept her cool, followed directions, and landed the plane.

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Revisiting the First 10 Seasons of Murphy Brown. A refresher course before the series is resurrected later this month.

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Star Wars’s Biggest Blunder Isn’t What You Think. Fans who disliked The Last Jedi are operating with nostalgia glasses.

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A Plan to Build a Genetic Noah’s Ark Includes a Staggering 66,000 Species. The Vertebrate Genomes Project (VGP) aims to save the DNA even if we can't save the species.

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The Real Reason Apple is Now Selling 7 Different iPhones at Once. The answer lies overseas.

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When McDonald’s Invented Bubble Gum-Flavored Broccoli. It went over as well as you would imagine.

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