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The Silent and Deadly Owl

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The silent flight superpower of a stealthy predator: The Owl. You’ll be thankful you’re not the preferred prey of these quietly efficient killers.
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33 Insanely Smart Ways To Save Money On Your Wedding. From experience, I found the best tip for that is to not invite anyone.
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10 Ways Animals Supposedly Predict the Weather. Some appear to be better at it than others.
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Florida officials have banned the terms climate change, global warming, and sustainability at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Reports in the future will be peppered with the phrase “you know what.”
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A new app can clean up obscenities in the ebooks you read. Although it’s for personal use only, the idea of changing an author’s words raises questions about copyright.
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Photographer Robert Landau spent the late 1960s to the early ‘80s snapping pictures of the rock ’n’ roll billboards in Los Angeles. Music videos weren’t yet a thing, and a hand-painted billboard paid for by the record company was a sign that a band had really made the big time.
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25 Essential Books About Death and Grief. Don’t wait until you’re in that position to start on the list.
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A Short History of the Apple. From the garden of Eden to your farmer’s market.

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How Will Martian Laws Differ From Earth's Laws?
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How Will Martian Laws Differ From Earth's Laws? Enforcement of existing laws from Earth will be impossible for a small population millions of miles away.

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The Creepy Cabinet That Inspired Jekyll and Hyde. Robert Louis Stevenson's childhood bedroom had a cabinet made by a carpenter who led a double life.

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14 Unmade Hammer Horror Films. Some ideas were too bizarre even for the erstwhile British gothic film studio.

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A Brief History of Bat-Marriage. Batman has been spotted carrying Kathy Kane, Vicki Vale, Julie Madison, Selina Kyle, Lois Lane, and Wonder Woman across the threshold—most of them twice.

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John Banvard is the most successful American artist you've never heard of. His chosen medium was an obscure 19th-century show business gimmick, and he managed to completely squander his fortune.

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Why Everyone Knows the Same Scary Slumber-Party Stories. People who know them don't recall where they first heard them.

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9 Naked Cakes for When You Don't Feel Like Frosting. You'll feel good about avoiding too much sugar, too.

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8 Antique Maps That Were the First of Their Kind. Each one gave us a new way to look at our world.

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Where is the Line Between Fandom and Obsession?
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Where is the Line Between Fandom and Obsession? Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur discuss what it takes to be a superfan.

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The Roller Skating Scene from Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times. A lesson in special effects from 1936.

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From Prejudice to Pride. As the indigenous Ainu begin to assert their place among the people of Japan, an archaeological dig reveals more about their past.

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How U.S. Colleges Went from Pitiful to Powerful. The flexibility born of the system's ragged beginnings helped make the American higher education business what it is today.

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A Brief History of the Danse Macabre, from a Paris cemetery to David S. Pumpkins. It's a reminder that no one escapes death.

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Life Along the Russian Border. Border security reflects each nation's history with Russia.

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The Frenetic Enchantment of New York City. French photojournalist Jean-Pierre Laffont captures the city's charm in 50 years of photos.

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Hellish Nell, The Last Person Imprisoned for Witchcraft in Britain. And that was only 73 years ago!

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