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."

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.

What Gandhi’s Wife Taught Him About Nonviolent Resistance

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What Gandhi’s Wife Taught Him About Nonviolent Resistance. Kasturba Gandhi's wise resistance to her own husband was a model of workaround justice.

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Demolishing the California Dream: How San Francisco Planned Its Own Housing Crisis. City ordinances have pitted the haves against the have-nots since the Gold Rush.

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Things That We Realized After Spontaneously Adopting A Dog From A Shelter. Illustrator Bird Born lovingly shows us the transformation of his dog in her new home.

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The First Book Published in Antarctica Was to Fight Winter Boredom. Shackleton's crew produced 100 copies of Aurora Australis, of which 70 are still known to exist.

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The Economies With the Most (and Least) Efficient Health Care. The annual Bloomberg Health-Efficiency Index ranks the U.S. at 54 this year.

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Disney's Most Common Animal Villains, Visualized. The most likely antagonists among them are also the species most likely to be heroes.

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How Motherhood Changes the Brain. Knowing about the latest research would make it less frightening.

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Patrick Manson, the Man Who First Linked Mosquitoes to Disease. The Scottish physician is still referred to as “The Father of Tropical Medicine.”

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