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Nixon's Pigeon Problem

Nick Greene

Richard Nixon was concerned that birds would make an unsightly mess on the parade route during his presidential inauguration, so he took steps to keep the birds away—but what ended up happening was wa

Watch a Vinyl Record That Produces a 'Star Wars' Hologram

Chris Higgins

Death Star schematics not included.

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15 Academy Award Firsts

Rudie Obias

A Sparkling Subculture: The Japanese Art of 'Dekotora'

Kirstin Fawcett

The decorated trucks often cost millions of yen to create, but their proud owners say it's worth it.

Happy Establishment Day, Grand Teton National Park!

Chris Higgins

It's just ten miles south of Yellowstone.

30 Best Picture Winners You Can Stream Right Now

James L Menzies

Enjoy nearly 90 years of Academy Awards history from the comfort of your living room.

Relax With Slo-Mo Toy Videos

Chris Higgins

Watch what happens when you slow toys down. WAY down.

'A Clockwork Orange' Author Anthony Burgess's 5 Favorite Dystopian Novels

Rudie Obias

As described in his 1984 book 'Ninety-Nine Novels: The Best in English Since 1939.'

People Like Sharks More When They Swim to Upbeat Music

Anna Green

New research indicates that the ominous music that often accompanies footage of sharks leaves viewers with a negative impression of these great big fish—and that this effect is lessened when upbeat mu

Look Up! A 'Ring of Fire' Eclipse Blazes the Southern Hemisphere

David W Brown

If you're in the southern parts of South America or Africa tomorrow, February 26, the show starts at 7:10 a.m. ET.

See Which Best Picture Nominee Is Most Accurate to its Real-Life Inspiration

Jay Serafino

Time for a fact-check!

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10 Fab Facts About George Harrison

Jeff Merron

Watch Scenes from Every Best Animated Feature Winner Ever

Chris Higgins

Surprise! It's not just Pixar movies!

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