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.

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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