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The Soviet Dead Hand Weapon System

Russia Once Built a Doomsday Device Nicknamed Dead Hand. Both the US and the Soviets made sure a war could continue even after we were obliterated.
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23 No-Bake Desserts You Absolutely Have To Eat This Summer. Because it’s too darn hot to turn the oven on!
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10 Must-See Movies at the 2016 New York Asian Film Festival. Drama, comedy, action, and horror, both old and new.
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Ancient Cities Discovered Beneath Jungle Surrounding Angkor Wat Temples. The buried foundations suggest the 12th century Khmer Empire was bigger and richer than we ever knew.
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We asked men how they learned about sexual consent. For many, it was too late or not at all.  
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Batman Returns: The Evolution of the Bleakest Superhero Movie Ever. Trying to do something different with a sequel was a bad idea.
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The most under-loved planet in our solar system. Venus is so close; why haven’t we explored it more?
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If You Fell Into a Volcano, How Would You Die? Probably not in a dignified manner.

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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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