What Is an Island, Exactly?

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What Is an Island, Exactly? Come up with a definition, and there will be an island that doesn't fit.

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What America Can Learn From Finland About Teachers. They have both the resources and the freedom they need.

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The Lonely Island Released a Song They Wrote for the Oscars That Got Rejected—and It’s Amazing. “Why Not Me?” highlights the blockbuster films that don't get nominated.

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The Revolutionary Legacy of Surya Bonaly, a Back-Flipping Figure Skater. No one who saw her at the 1998 Olympics will ever forget it.

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What the World’s Largest Family Tree Tells Us About Marriage and Death in the West. A search of public data has connected 13 million people.

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This Is How To Pay College Athletes. A proposal to let the free market rule.

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NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson's 5 Tips for Success. She was rejected by the astronaut program nine times, yet never gave up.

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6 Songs About Bananas. There are more, but these each have a great story behind them.

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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