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A Very Early Spring

Maps from the USA National Phenology Network indicate where spring is springing unusually early in 2017. The data is based on budding trees, blooming flowers, and animal migration.
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Spending time on the set of Alien: Covenant. The movie set between Prometheus and Alien is supposed to be the goriest of the series.
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Disney's live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson will hit theaters on March 17th. One character has been revealed as Disney's first openly gay character.
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The Day Ringo Starr Got Death Threats -for Being Jewish. Eddie Deezen has the story.
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An American man has taken out a huge ad in The Times claiming to be the rightful King of Britain. He intends to claim his throne after Queen Elizabeth passes.
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What Color Are These Strawberries? The picture contains no red at all, but your brain wants to see red.  
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Getting the Mail to Your Home Is Way More Complex Than You Might Think. A mail route may be designed by computers, but humans still carry them out.
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Our Skin Is Covered With Invisible Stripes. Think about that the next time you get swirled milk in your espresso.

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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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