What Makes Some Species More Likely to Become Extinct?

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What Makes Some Species More Likely to Become Extinct? Sometimes it's down to just bad luck.

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Understanding Reddit: A Beginner’s Guide to the Front Page of the Internet. Don't be afraid to take the plunge!

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The Morphine Queen Who Defied the Nazis. She was the perfect baroness under one name and an author of erotic fiction under another.

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All 52 Taco Bell Menu Items, Painstakingly Ranked. Will Fulton ate every one of them so that you can argue over the ranking.

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What Happens if You Renounce Your Citizenship But Don’t Belong to Another Country? Depending on your nation, becoming stateless can open up a world of problems.

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How Location Tracking Actually Works on Your Smartphone. You can disable it, if you're willing to give up some of its uses.

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The 'Bloody Business' of Wildlife Conservation. We've traumatized individual animals in order to save their species, but better methods are being developed.

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Newlywed Checklist: 9 Things to Take Care of After You Tie the Knot. It you put them off, they might never get done.

Drinking Gold Was a Grisly Anti-Aging Trend of 16th-Century France

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Drinking Gold Was a Grisly Anti-Aging Trend of 16th-Century France. It worked, as the alternative to aging is early death.

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The Finalists have Been Selected for the 2018 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. The winners will be announced November 15 at the awards ceremony.

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Carl Sagan's Problems With Plato. Sagan thought observable facts should shape philosophy; Plato, not so much.

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The Hidden Limits of the All-You-Can-Eat Buffet. Every buffet restaurant has a story about people who eat more than should be humanly possible, but dealing with them is a delicate balance of economics and reputation.

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You Have Teamwork and Courage and Magic in Your Blood. Blair Braverman's puppies helped to clean up fallen branches in the yard, so she told them a bedtime story about their heroic grandfather.

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11 Horrible Jokes Restaurant Servers Have Heard a Million Times. And more importantly, what they really think when they hear them.

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Science Fair is Full of Cocky Girl Geniuses—and It's Glorious. The new documentary is about smart, ambitious science students, and the girls steal the show.

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What’s the Difference Between a Pirate and a Buccaneer? The terms were not originally interchangeable.

Is Breakfast Cereal Good for You?

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Is Breakfast Cereal Any Good for You? Nutrition experts say it depends on which cereal you select.

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Chelsea Peretti’s Controversial Cake Photo Made the Internet Go Bananas. Everyone has an opinion on eating cake without frosting.

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The Muscogee Maintained Independence Against Colonizers for 200 Years. They realized the Europeans were trouble from the beginning.

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Let the Nomad Games Begin! The competitions in Kyrgyzstan this month including horseback wrestling, bone tossing, and dead goat polo.

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Why 95.8% of Female Newscasters Have the Same Hair. The pressure for TV reporters to look a certain way is not necessarily to make them look better, but to make them less distracting.

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The Fake Neighborhoods on Google Maps. Anomalies and mistakes on the app have real-world consequences, including almost starting a war between Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

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The Frozen Dead of Antarctica. Some are eventually buried on the continent, others are lost to deep snow and ice, or they become part of glaciers moving toward the sea.

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14 of the World’s Coolest Ice Bars. Any of them will give you a great excuse to plan a winter getaway.

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