When Australia Went to War Against Flightless Birds

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In Between World Wars, Australia Fought Another Implacable Foe: Flightless Birds. The 1932 Emu War was fought hard and lost.

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In Defense of Anakin Skywalker, the Most Unjustly Maligned Star Wars Character. Anakin actually does have a rich psychological arc hiding beneath the stilted dialogue of the films.

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What Really Happens Inside a Crematorium. About half of all deaths in America now involve cremation instead of burial.

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The Short-Lived Fashion of False Rumps. The cork enhancements were good for smuggling liquor and could be used as a flotation device.

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Here's How Speed Limits Are Set. Engineers make the recommendations, but sometimes politicians overrule them.

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Sorting Out Fact from Fantasy in a New Biblical Archaeology Discovery. The seal of the prophet Isaiah is not complete enough for an definitive translation.

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8 Ways to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft. Make them habits for life.

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14 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Jell-O. Including exactly what it's made of.

The Forgotten History of Captain Marvel

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The Forgotten History of Captain Marvel. The character's story is interesting, but the story behind the comics is even more so.

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Which Life Form Really Dominates Earth? From a biological point of view, it's not humans.

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How Golf Freed an Innocent Man from Prison. Golf Digest published an article about Dixon in 2012, and the publicity led to the dominos of Dixon's murder case falling, one by one, over the next six years.

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Mr. Rogers vs. the Superheroes. Few things made him angrier than adults who would mislead young children.

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The Three Major Cartels Behind the Downfall of Africa’s Elephants. Conservationists are using science to battle them from all angles.

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Nikola Tesla Built a Giant Tower to Send Wireless Electricity Around the World. What could possibly go wrong with such a brilliant idea?

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Bob Iger Confirms a Star Wars Movie Slowdown. Disney has learned something from the lukewarm response to Solo.

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11 Well-Paying Careers You Haven't Thought Of. Actuaries make lots of money, but few people grow up wanting to be one.

Total Recall: How to Master the Art of Memorization

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How to Memorize Like a Champion. Some tips from a four-time winner of the USA Memory Championship.

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Time-Restricted Eaters Lose Weight Even Without Changing Their Diet. A later breakfast and earlier supper seems to work, if you can stick with it.

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When Thousands Struck Back Against the USSR … by Singing. The Soviets controlled a 1985 Latvian song and dance festival, but the seeds of revolution were sown with a folk song.

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How Cauliflower Took Over Your Pizza, Your Kitchen, and the World. It's a vegetable that can stand in for almost any other food.

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The Secret Rooftop Farms You Can Visit Above Parisian Department Stores. Take a tour of an organic farm even the store employees below didn't know about.

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American Weirdness: Observations From an Expat. A lot can change at home when an American lives in Paris for ten years.

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There's a Cat Butt in the Captain Marvel Poster. It's no accident; he's an important character in the comic books.

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11 Things You Might Not Know About The Monkees. The music group made for TV became a real band.

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