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Crime-Fighting Superhero Animals

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Before superheroes got grim, there were plenty of crime-fighting animals. Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters, anyone?
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We Need to Study Genuine Cancer "Miracles.” Some patients respond to treatment in a surprising manner, but we don’t know why.
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The Guns and Goblins of Hudson River Castle. Take a tour of the ruins of Bannerman’s Castle.
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A New Study Suggests White People Are Mad That Racism Might Be Ending. Cutting into existing privilege is not going over so well.
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Untangling Google Fiber’s twist on America’s unending digital divide. While the new service offers an alternative to existing cable companies, it’s still out of reach for low-income customers.
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The Legend of Brendan Frazier’s Tarzan.This mashup of the new Tarzan movie and George of the Jungle meshes so well, it’s eerie.
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America's suicide epidemic is getting so bad there's now a 'suicide belt.’ The rates are soaring, especially among middle-aged men with guns.
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Ada Lovelace: The First Computer Programmer. She wrote code in the 1840s.  

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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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