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Crime-Fighting Superhero Animals

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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Liam Neeson, World's Worst Traveler
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Liam Neeson, World's Worst Traveler. The Commuter is the latest of a long line of films in which the action star ruins transportation for everyone.

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Snow Rollers: Nature’s Winter Treat. Snow can naturally form into wheels, carpet rolls, or big boulders.

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A Former Gang Member Explains How Easy It Is to Join a Gang. It offers a sense of belonging when you don't get that at home.

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Hollywood Movies Renamed for Japanese Audiences. Some are funny, and some are better than the English title.

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Ladykillers: Murder Ballads and the Country Women Who Sang Them. The underappreciated who sang about the unacceptable eventually became hidden treasures.

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13 Quick and Easy Breakfasts to Jumpstart Your Winter Mornings. Something new will make the whole day go easier.

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11 Ways Advertisers Make Food Look Delicious. It's much more difficult than you might think.

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How Do You Make a Bruce Lee Fight Scene Even Cooler?
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20th Century Fox

How Do You Make a Bruce Lee Fight Scene Even Cooler? With the addition of lightsabers!

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The Mysterious Origins of the First Scandinavians. The tools they left behind suggested that migration may have come from two directions.

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When Quackery on the Radio Was a Public Health Crisis. From magic bracelets to goat gonad transplants, medical marketers got rich.

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Found: The Real Bullitt Mustang That Steve McQueen Tried (and Failed) to Buy. The '69 sports car had been in private hands since after the movie wrapped.

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When Did People Start Making Bread? A short history of the staple that feeds the world.

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How Women Broke Into the Male-Dominated World of Cartoons and Illustrations. First off, pretend you're a man.

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The Skillet. Susannah Nesmith beautifully chronicles the legacy of her great-great-grandmother's iron cookware.

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12 Cultured Facts About the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Knowing these will enhance your visit, whenever that happens.

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