The Spectacular Stone Monuments of Petra, Jordan

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MARWAN NAAMANI, AFP/Getty Images

The Spectacular Stone Monuments of Petra, Jordan. The city carved from desert mountains is more sophisticated than you ever knew.

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Lessons From a 5000-Year-Old Kenyan Cemetery. Hundreds of people were honored in death in a way that contradicts established assumptions.

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Japan, the Land of Vending Machines. Everything from fresh fruit to clothing to beer can be found in a box on the streets.

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It's Time to End the 'Data Is' vs 'Data Are' Debate. Grammatical pedantry can easily obscure important science news.

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A Trained Surgeon Tries the Virtual Reality Surgeon Simulator. Difficulty level: he's a plastic surgeon doing brain and heart transplants.

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How Do You Tell a Thirsty Elephant Not to Take a Drink? The National Zoo had to scramble to cope during a recent boil water advisory.

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The Wacky, Risky World of DIY Submarines. Tinkerers can't resist building them, no matter how dangerous they can be.

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5 Ways to Impress Your Job Interviewer in the First 90 Seconds. Don't let yourself be eliminated right off the bat.

The Forgotten History of Captain Marvel

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Alberto E. Rodriguez, Getty Images for Disney

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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