Last-Minute Travel Tips for San Diego Comic-Con 2018

Sandy Huffaker, Getty Images
Sandy Huffaker, Getty Images

Last-Minute Travel Tips for San Diego Comic-Con 2018. Get ready to party with 130,000 of your new best friends.

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Why Are There Palm Trees in Los Angeles? They made the city attractive, but it wasn't an original idea.

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New Software Can Isolate Musical Instruments from a Band Recording. It will be a boon to recording studios, remixers, and anyone who wants to learn, say, the trumpet part from an orchestra performance.

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Hoarders, Hauntings, and Two-Headed Cows: Dealing Dead People's Things. Duane Scott Cerny shares stories from a lifetime of collecting items for his antique store.

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On Letting Kids Be Kids at Summer Camp. For them, it's a short escape from everyday life.

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The Mysterious Disappearance of North America's First Dogs. They accompanied people coming here 10,000 years ago, but their DNA has since vanished.

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Financial Aid Letters are Really, Really Confusing. More than half of them in a study did not make it clear how much college would cost.

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8 Tips for Haggling at a Car Dealership, According to Insiders. Never pay more than you absolutely have to.

The Senator Who Stood Up to Joseph McCarthy When No One Else Would

The Senator Who Stood Up to Joseph McCarthy When No One Else Would. Margaret Chase Smith defended civil liberties even when it meant crossing party lines.

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The 10 Worst Hurricanes of All Time. Present company excepted.

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What Happens When a 17-Year-Old Pilot Loses Her Landing Gear on a Solo Flight? Maggie Taraska kept her cool, followed directions, and landed the plane.

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Revisiting the First 10 Seasons of Murphy Brown. A refresher course before the series is resurrected later this month.

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Star Wars’s Biggest Blunder Isn’t What You Think. Fans who disliked The Last Jedi are operating with nostalgia glasses.

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A Plan to Build a Genetic Noah’s Ark Includes a Staggering 66,000 Species. The Vertebrate Genomes Project (VGP) aims to save the DNA even if we can't save the species.

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The Real Reason Apple is Now Selling 7 Different iPhones at Once. The answer lies overseas.

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When McDonald’s Invented Bubble Gum-Flavored Broccoli. It went over as well as you would imagine.

10 Famous Actors and Their Weirdest Film Choices

Marlon Brando in The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)
Marlon Brando in The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)
New Line Cinema

10 Famous Actors and Their Weirdest Film Choices. You might be intrigued enough to seek one or two of them out to watch.

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Fabulous Food Chains and the Dirt on Decomposers. A crash course on how life on Earth works.

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How to Turn Plants Into Tinctures, Like an Ancient Alchemist. They won't heal you, but they will bring new flavors into your life.

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A Brief History of Mail-Order Brides. Whether you call it arranged marriage, mail-order bride, online dating, or matchmaking, the procedures are similar.

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Resilience and Recipes in a Jewish Cookbook Written by Concentration Camp Prisoners. Fantasy dishes and flavors from memory offered comfort in a time of despair.

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The Admiral Faces a Mutiny. The respected naval officer Joseph Giles Eaton died from arsenic poisoning, but would anyone pay for the crime?

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The Oracle of Oyster River. A 95-year-old hermit has some ideas for saving our natural world.

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How Long It Took 30 Writers to Finish Their Famous Novels. They range from a couple of days to a couple decades.

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