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Bikini Atoll is Still Hot

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Seventy Years Later, Bikini Atoll May Still Be Too Radioactive For Resettlement. The islanders have been waiting all this time to go home again.
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The Blind Astronomer of Nova Scotia. Tim Doucette only has ten percent of his vision, but the night sky opens itself up to him in a way that daytime visions don’t.
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Your Favorite Comedians Can't Pronounce JHPIEGO. I can’t, either, but they do good work.
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An Ivy League professor explains chaos theory, the prisoner's dilemma, and why math isn't really boring. It all has to do with the way the universe is organized.
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Did the Ancient Greeks Invent Rodeo? The athletes of ancient Crete left artistic evidence of bull-leaping.  
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How to protect your Facebook and Twitter accounts from hackers. A few clicks can save you grief down the road.
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How the Jukebox Got Its Groove. Louis Glass married recorded music and vending machines, and things were never the same.
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Taxidermy Gone Wild. For better or worse, dead animals are an art medium.

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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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