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.

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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