Lion Cubs Go Swimming

The National Zoo's youngest lions have just passed their first swimming test.

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Throwing the famed first pitch of a Major League Baseball game is usually a privilege reserved for politicians and the celebrities du jour, but a recent Royals vs. Padres game was the first to have a dinosaur do the honors.

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Vladimir Putin claims that Russia has an obligation to protect Russian speakers everywhere—which is to say, of course, the contested territory of Crimea. But if international powers adopted such linguistic boundaries, the map of the world would look very different.

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The hats at this year's Kentucky Derby did not disappoint.

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Life may be the longest thing anyone does, but it's still a shock to see a simple online graphic lay out the years, months, and weeks of a single life on a computer screen.

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Mid-twentieth century automakers sometimes knew that when it came to cars, bigger wasn't always better. In comparison to today's massive SUVs, microcars of the '40s and '50s seem kitschy and downright small.

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Plenty of people are swearing off gluten these days, including those who don't necessarily have any reason to do so, but as Jimmy Kimmel's street team proved, a surprising number of those people don't quite understand what gluten even is.

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Don't count on dolphins to come through for you in the event of a shark attack.

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How Raiders of the Lost Ark Continues to Influence Pop Culture
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How Raiders of the Lost Ark Continues to Influence Pop Culture. When creating heroic tales, filmmakers still ask, "What would Indiana Jones do?"

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The Unexplained Dancing Plague and Other Epidemics of Yore. The power of suggestion is still the most logical explanation.

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Reanimation! Science Stories About Frankenstein. This seven-part video series features conversations with scientists on Mary Shelley's book and the issues it addresses.

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George Lucas's Plan for Star Wars 7 through 9, Starring Mid-Chlorians. No matter how much you dislike any of the new Star Wars films, you can tell yourself it could have been so much worse.

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The Recipes of Cleopatra. Her elixirs were well-regarded in the fields of cosmetics, gynecology, and alchemy.

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The Iroquois Theater Disaster. More than 600 people died in the stampede and conflagration, which led to new safety standards.

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The Secret to Loving Your Life. The first step is giving up on the notion that you are in control.

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10 TV Characters Who Were Inspired By Real People. Not all of them were happy about it.

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17 Pieces Of Advice For New Dads
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17 Pieces Of Advice For New Dads That Are Actually Really Helpful. You can never spend too much time bonding with your child.

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Raccoon and the Light. The cute animated story of a raccoon that found a flashlight shows what forest creatures do in the dark.

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Behind the Scenes at the National Zoo’s Kitchen. Catering to the needs and preferences of 1800 animals is no picnic.

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The Stanford Prison Experiment was Massively Influential, But Fraudulent. Shocking experiments become classics, while their irregularities and the failure to replicate their results are barely noticed.

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4 True Crime Stories Starring Famous Historical Figures. Featuring Abraham Lincoln, Arthur Conan Doyle, Queen Elizabeth, and Colonel Sanders.

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Bark In The Park Event Goes Sideways. What could possibly go wrong when you combine good dogs and flying baseballs?

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What Do Women Want? Pockets! There's no good reason we can't stash a phone as easily as men do.

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Why Father's Day Was 58 Years in the Making. It wasn't an official holiday until 1972!

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