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Star Trek and the Cold War

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Star Trek brought heat to the Cold War. Even while decrying the stupidity of warfare, the series still championed American values.
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Celebrated For You: The Birthdays of Hollywood Directors. Can you guess the cult director from his birthday cake?
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Money Makes Men Think Their Partners Are Less Physically Attractive. With a few more bucks, they think they can do better.
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Arctic Sea Ice Levels Are Lower Than They've Ever Been. Again. Our climate just keeps breaking records.
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Lex Luthor needs a government bailout because Superman keeps ruining his business plans. John Hamm stars as the bald villain.
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The Demonic Origins of Ventriloquism. The art of ventriloquism went through a lot of different stages, and most of them had to do with the supernatural.
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One Chart Explains What Your Pee Says About Your Health. Have you taken a good look lately?
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Twins June and Jennifer Gibbons had oddly synchronous lives. They made the decision that one of them would have to die to free the other.

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Scientists Are Pushing For a Ban on Killer Robots
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A Growing Movement of Scientists is Pushing for a Ban on Killer Robots. Separating human judgment from war is a recipe for disaster.

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17 Homes You’ve Seen On TV And What They Look Like Off-Screen. Not shown: the tourists who stop and take pictures.

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The Curious Case of the Law of the Tongue. When orcas help you hunt whales, it's only right to share the meat with them.

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The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans. A return to rare and exotic bean varieties has made the humble legume cool.

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Why Restaurants Became So Loud—And How to Fight Back. An ambience designed for "buzz" and "energy" can damage your hearing.

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Should America Go Cash-Free? Digital money is convenient, but total reliance on banks comes with costs.

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10 Out-of-This-World Facts About Plan 9 From Outer Space. What made it a bad movie also made it a lot of fun.

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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel
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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel. Action Comics #1000 celebrates the anniversary by reminding us of what the superhero is all about.

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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food. Outstanding dishes at an event in North Carolina ranged from the sublime to the disgusting.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment. Muzafer Sherif manipulated boys at summer camp to hate each other in the 1950s, but they only learned the truth as elderly men.

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Ten Superstitions of Writers and Artists. They must have worked, since all these people became famous.

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On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters. The hobby never completely goes out of style.

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