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How Raiders of the Lost Ark Continues to Influence Pop Culture

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How Raiders of the Lost Ark Continues to Influence Pop Culture. When creating heroic tales, filmmakers still ask, "What would Indiana Jones do?"

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The Unexplained Dancing Plague and Other Epidemics of Yore. The power of suggestion is still the most logical explanation.

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Reanimation! Science Stories About Frankenstein. This seven-part video series features conversations with scientists on Mary Shelley's book and the issues it addresses.

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George Lucas's Plan for Star Wars 7 through 9, Starring Mid-Chlorians. No matter how much you dislike any of the new Star Wars films, you can tell yourself it could have been so much worse.

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The Recipes of Cleopatra. Her elixirs were well-regarded in the fields of cosmetics, gynecology, and alchemy.

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The Iroquois Theater Disaster. More than 600 people died in the stampede and conflagration, which led to new safety standards.

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The Secret to Loving Your Life. The first step is giving up on the notion that you are in control.

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10 TV Characters Who Were Inspired By Real People. Not all of them were happy about it.

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For a Brief, Glorious Moment, Camera-Wielding Pigeons Spied From Above
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For a Brief, Glorious Moment, Camera-Wielding Pigeons Spied From Above. Julius Neubronner lost a pigeon and developed avian photography.

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How Many Nukes Would It Take to Send the Earth Spiraling Off Into the Sun? More than we have now, but we can still easily destroy ourselves.

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11 Exercises That Will Strengthen Your Attention. Building useful habits will make you more observant.

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A Classic Animated Film That Explores What Happens When No One Dares to Stand Up to Evil. The Hangman from 1964 illustrates a poem by Maurice Ogden.

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The Extraordinary Life of Martha Gellhorn, the Woman Ernest Hemingway Tried to Erase. She was the only woman on the beach at Normandy during the D-Day invasion.

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Dirty, Dishonest, and Badly Behaved: Sophia Jarvis, Victorian Maid. Did she stand a chance in court against her abusive employer?

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8 Questionable Decisions People Have Made to Keep Playing Pokemon Go. Two years later, it's hard to understand the mania that surrounded the game.

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How Water Could Power Long-Distance Space Travel
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How Water Could Power Long-Distance Space Travel. It's a matter of separating the hydrogen from the oxygen.

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The First Murder Solved by a Fingerprint. La Plata, Argentina, had just set up their new fingerprint department.

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How an Army of Suffragettes Helped Save America From Starvation. The Woman's Land Army sent young women to faraway farms to bring in the crops.

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Full Color 3D X-Rays Are Here. They sound too cool to be real, but seeing one can also give you the creeps.

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19 Unwritten Rules That Everyone Seems To Follow. There are some things that everyone just does, even though they've never been told to, and they certainly have never been told why.

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On The Far Side. You loved the comic, but how much do you know about its creator, Gary Larson?

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How to Make the Perfect Glass of Iced Tea. However, this cold brew method is not compatible with the supersaturated Southern version.

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12 Secrets of Film Editors. We couldn't enjoy a movie without them.

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