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Yellowstone National Park via Wikimedia Commons // Public Domain

Yellowstone Vandalism

Yellowstone National Park via Wikimedia Commons // Public Domain
Yellowstone National Park via Wikimedia Commons // Public Domain

The Embarrassing History of Crap Thrown Into Yellowstone’s Geysers. Mother Nature doesn't take kindly to these shenanigans.
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Are the Viruses That Infect Everybody Friends or Foes? Anelloviruses may provide target practice for our immune system.
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It's common knowledge that you don't want to wear a red shirt if you are serving under Captain Kirk in Starfleet. But mathematician James Grime asserts that the idea that you are more likely to be killed if you are a redshirt is not true.
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The U.S. Department of Defense has quite a few Armed Forces Recreation Centers, but there's only one in the continental U.S. The military resort called Shades of Green is in the middle of Walt Disney World in Orlando.
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14 Simple Ways To Actually Improve Your Handwriting. The web offers help, and then it's just practice.
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17 Hilarious Subtitles That Make a Scene So Much Better. Weird descriptions, bad translations, and double entendres.
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Do the terminally ill have a right to experimental drugs? Current law allows these procedures, but there are downsides.
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15 Fascinating Flamingo Facts. Watch them dance the flamingo flamenco!  

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Welcome to the Year of the Dog
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Happy Chinese New Year! Welcome to the Year of the Dog.

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The Evolution of Marvel’s Black Panther. Introduced in 1966, the character hits the big screen this weekend.

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The Very Real History of Death Stars. Germany, the Soviet Union, and the U.S. have all drawn up plans for weaponized satellites.

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The Karate Kid gets a modern makeover with Cobra Kai. Daniel and Johnny will revive their unresolved conflicts as older adults in the YouTube Red series.

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How the “Heart Balm Racket” Convinced America That Women Were Up to No Good. Sensational cases of gold diggers meant the end of breach of promise lawsuits.

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What Europe's Oldest Wine Tells Us About Ancient Sicilians. Samples hidden in a cave thousands of years ago hold clues to their everyday lives.

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15 of the World's Most Stunning Winter Destinations. You still have time to book a trip before the tourist season starts.

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10 Weird Facts About Lobsters
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10 Weird Facts About Lobsters. If they were designed as movie aliens, they would be too implausible.

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Making Artificial Earthquakes with a Four-Ton Steel Ball. Get out of the way when it's dropped in the name of science!

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Jerry Lewis in The Bellboy. It wasn't a typical Jerry Lewis movie, but it worked.

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The Incinerator House. Artist Ron Fleming turned an abandoned industrial structure into a home and a work of art.

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Why Adam Rippon Didn’t Win. He finished behind two competitors who fell because of the complicated math of figure skating.

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Was Young Luke Skywalker a Selfless Hero or a Freeloader? Luke took advantage of the Rebel Alliance in using an X-wing or two as his personal vehicle, but a commenter refutes that argument in style.

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15 'Trials of the Century' and the Media Frenzies That Accompanied Them. Because true crime is more fascinating than fiction.

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