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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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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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