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About Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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7 Things We Learned About Rogue One at Star Wars Celebration Europe. The immediate prequel to A New Hope will hits theaters in December.   
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11 Times Your Favorite Disney Characters Almost Looked Totally Different. For most, the finished version was a vast improvement.
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25 Tips for Success in Pokémon Go. You’re competing with half the world, you know.
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21 Clever Packing Tricks That Will Make Your Trip So Much Easier. Or you could just leave most of that stuff at home.
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An eyewitness account of the attempted military coup in Turnkey. In which curiosity eclipses fear.
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This Is What Happens When Lava Swallows A Tree. It doesn’t burn the tree immediately, but sticks around long enough to form a tree mold.
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Olympic doping, explained. Performance-enhancing drugs are found in almost every sport.
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Ice Cream or Not Ice Cream? These frozen treats are delicious, but they are not all the same.

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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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