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Death Valley in Bloom

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Superbloom: How Death Valley Springs to Life. Life flourishes even in the driest place in the U.S.
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A Batman Comics Reading Guide. Start off with the best and you’ll become a true comic book fan.
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10 Scientific Breakthroughs We Literally Couldn't Live Without. They led us to global domination and a population of 7 billion.
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Fascinating Photos of Cannabis-Harvesting Nuns on a Healing Mission. You won’t be surprised to know that the Sisters of the Valley are not affiliated with any organized religion.
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It Pays To Have A Cat After A Breakup. French illustrator Claude Combacau lays out ten reasons in a series of comics.
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Why the fall of a pharmaceutical giant might be really encouraging. Valeant Pharmaceuticals went for the big short-term profits and found it wasn’t as easy as they thought it would be.
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The Actress Who Started the Craze of Dunking Your Doughnut. Her mistake led to the National Dunking Association.
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10 Stories of Lifesaving Dogs. Man’s best friend, and then some.

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Welcome to the Year of the Dog
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Happy Chinese New Year! Welcome to the Year of the Dog.

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The Evolution of Marvel’s Black Panther. Introduced in 1966, the character hits the big screen this weekend.

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The Very Real History of Death Stars. Germany, the Soviet Union, and the U.S. have all drawn up plans for weaponized satellites.

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The Karate Kid gets a modern makeover with Cobra Kai. Daniel and Johnny will revive their unresolved conflicts as older adults in the YouTube Red series.

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How the “Heart Balm Racket” Convinced America That Women Were Up to No Good. Sensational cases of gold diggers meant the end of breach of promise lawsuits.

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What Europe's Oldest Wine Tells Us About Ancient Sicilians. Samples hidden in a cave thousands of years ago hold clues to their everyday lives.

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15 of the World's Most Stunning Winter Destinations. You still have time to book a trip before the tourist season starts.

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10 Weird Facts About Lobsters
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10 Weird Facts About Lobsters. If they were designed as movie aliens, they would be too implausible.

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Making Artificial Earthquakes with a Four-Ton Steel Ball. Get out of the way when it's dropped in the name of science!

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Jerry Lewis in The Bellboy. It wasn't a typical Jerry Lewis movie, but it worked.

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The Incinerator House. Artist Ron Fleming turned an abandoned industrial structure into a home and a work of art.

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Why Adam Rippon Didn’t Win. He finished behind two competitors who fell because of the complicated math of figure skating.

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Was Young Luke Skywalker a Selfless Hero or a Freeloader? Luke took advantage of the Rebel Alliance in using an X-wing or two as his personal vehicle, but a commenter refutes that argument in style.

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15 'Trials of the Century' and the Media Frenzies That Accompanied Them. Because true crime is more fascinating than fiction.

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