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A 1955 Nuclear Meltdown

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Alan Levine via Wikimedia Commons // CC BY 2.0

An Unplanned Meltdown at America’s First Nuclear Power Reactor. An engineer who was there in 1955 tells the story.
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The Beatles' First #1 Song. The Fab Four were making history in 1962.
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In 1998, Mr. and Mrs. Spjut named their daughter Isis Harambe. They couldn't have imagined how that would turn out for her.
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The Gay Old Days: If You Really Want To See San Francisco's Future, Go Back to 1957. The city was already becoming a haven for LGBT refugees.  
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Fifty Percent of Americans Are the Usual Suspects. Your picture may be used in a photo lineup, and you'd never know about it.
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Behold, the majestic call of the mountain lion. Or maybe he's just doing bird impressions.
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The Swashbuckling History of Women Pirates. They could be as adventurous and ruthless as the men they sailed with.
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6 Easter Traditions You Might Not Know, but you might want to try them out. And here are more: 6 Easter Customs from Our Readers. 

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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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