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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 Glow-in-the-Dark Jellyfish Inspired a Scientific Revolution
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How Glow-in-the-Dark Jellyfish Inspired a Scientific Revolution. The story of the discovery of green fluorescent protein.

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Ranking America’s Top 10 Chain Restaurants. When you're on the road for the holidays, you'll know what to expect for dinner.

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How Hoarding Works. It's not just a habit or a hobby, but a serious mental illness.

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Meet the Most Toxic Plant in North America. Whatever you do, do not eat the spotted water hemlock.

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Why Millennials are Facing the Scariest Financial Future of Any Generation Since the Great Depression. Being born in the wrong year has consequences that last a lifetime.

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How Titanic’s Iconic Necklace Almost Sank an Entire Company. The J. Peterman Company was the only officially licensed producer of the Heart of the Ocean.

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Star Wars and the Unfortunate Ubiquity of the Final Climactic Explosion. It's happened several times already; let's see something different.

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13 Weird and Wonderful Gingerbread Houses. You can make anything from imagination and royal icing.

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5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa
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5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa This Holiday Season. Your children will never forget the experience.

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Dr. No: The First James Bond Movie. Peruse some trivia behind the film that started it all in 1962.

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We Should Teach Basic Lifesaving Skills to Everyone. Even kids can develop the skills to be a hero when they are needed.

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The Rise and Fall and Rise of South Africa’s Ostrich King. Lithuanian entrepreneur Max Rose raised his own birds to decorate European ladies' hats.

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In 1932, Rabbi Dr. Akiva Posner and His Wife Rachel of Kiel, Germany, Placed Their Hanukkah Menorah in a Window Facing the Nazi Party Headquarters Across the Street. The family still uses that menorah.

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The Doomsday Diet. Cold War bunkers were stocked for survival, not gourmet dining.

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38 Wonderful Words With No English Equivalent. If we could pronounce them, we would adopt them.

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