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Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Public Domain

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A federal judge has ruled that the character of Sherlock Holmes is now in the public domain. But what does that really mean?
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Spandy Andy entertains a crowd with his street dance. But a cute little kid steps up and makes it a real two-man show.
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The Most Extreme Explorers of 2013. They live lives the rest of us only dream (and read) about.
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Brooke Graham must be the most dedicated TV news reporter ever. Watch her pass out on the job and then wake up and continue the interview where she left off.
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Humans are far from the only species to enjoy mind-altering substances. Dolphins Have Found A Bizarre Way To Get High.
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Sir Patrick Stewart Demonstrates How Cows have Regional Accents. Of course, American cows sound whinier than British cattle.
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25 Things Nobody Tells You About Your First Apartment. I sent this to my kids so they'd know, and they think I'm hinting for them to move out.
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9 Books To Genuinely Inspire Your New Year. You might even finish reading one or two before school starts again.
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Snowflakes as you've never seen them before. Alexey Kljatov's photographs highlight their varying complexity and infinite variety.

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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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