How Marcel Marceau Helped the French Resistance Fight Nazis

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How Marcel Marceau Skillfully Used His Craft to Help the French Resistance Fight Off Nazis. And you thought he was just the world's greatest mime.

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Ancient Androids: Even Before Electricity, Robots Freaked People Out. Take a look at the history of automata from around the world.

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8 Graphic Novels to Get Your Kids Hooked on Comics. Millions of people have developed their love for reading through comic books.

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Take This Cheat Sheet To The Ballpark To Decide When To Leave. That we even need such a guide speaks to the ridiculous lengths baseball games can run.

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Why Are Places in Science Fiction Not Wheelchair-Accessible? Ace Ratcliff didn't notice how many stairs those stories held until she could no longer climb them.

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A Single Mom Gets School Supplies From A Complete Stranger. Her only obligation is to pay it forward, when and if she can.

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How to Raise Multilingual Kids. The conventional wisdom for teaching more than one language doesn't always hold up under scientific study.

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15 Delicious Cheesecake Destinations Worth the Drive. Especially if you enjoy discovering new places already.

Climate Change Is Coming for America’s National Parks

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Climate Change Is Coming for America’s National Parks. Imagine Glacier National Park without a glacier.

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The Chimp Who Believed She Was Human. After being raised in a human home, it took years for Lucy to learn to be an ape again.

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The Mathematical Madness of Möbius Strips and Other One-Sided Objects. A look at the history of the mind-bending field of topology

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These 1930s Housewives Were the Godmothers of Radical Consumer Activism. They protested rising food prices with the Hamtramck Meat Strike.

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Disneyland’s Fantasyland Recreated in Incredible Detail in a Basement. A railroad engineer hand-crafted his own theme park over ten years.

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The Princess Who Worked at Macy’s. The Queen of Romania also built furniture, raised poultry, and enjoyed off-roading.

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America is on the Verge of a Nursing Crisis. Our nursing schools don't have the capacity to supply our current needs, much less our future needs.

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15 Amazing Animal Reunions. It's good to know that pets lost for years might find their way home.

Why Can We Hear Others' Footsteps, But Not Our Own?

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Why Can We Hear Others' Footsteps, But Not Our Own? Brain experiments shed light on our personal filters.

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Stilt Fishing in Sri Lanka. Homemade stilts driven into the sand make for a grueling yet productive haul.

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11 Horror Movies it's Safe to Watch With Your Kids. They don't cross the line from scary to traumatizing, but you'll still want to check the details.

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Tracing the Mysterious “Turks” of South Carolina Back to the Revolutionary War. Hundreds of descendants of Joseph Benenhaley still live in Sumter County.

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The Dad-Joke Doctrine. Clean and simple jokes are embarrassing, comforting, and they bond generations together.

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A Dog With Cancer Got a New, 3D-Printed Titanium Skull. Patches is a pioneer for what might some day be available for human patients.

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The Wardrobe Team at Saturday Night Live Works With No Margin for Error. Costume changes have been done in as little as 10 seconds.

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The 19th Century Manual That Claimed the Color Blue Could Cure All Ills. Augustus J. Pleasanton was responsible for the "blue glass craze."

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