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The Forgotten Queen of Star Wars

Star Wars © & TM 2015 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
Star Wars © & TM 2015 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Star Wars: Episode IX Can Fill Leia’s Absence By Embracing Its Forgotten Queen. However improbable that is, it's a loving tribute to Padmé Amidala.

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Are Abnormal Archaeological Finds Proof of Extraterrestrial Life? That's the easy answer, because it may take many years to determine the truth.

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Queen of the Extras: The Bess Flowers Story. Yes, you've seen her, even if you don't know her.

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Facebook Begins Its Downward Spiral. Vanity Fair explores the latest trouble for the social media giant.

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Four Olympic Stadiums With Unexpected Afterlives. They became a prison, a church, and entertainment centers.

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Honest Posters for Oscar-Nominated Movies. Fan art is where you get the real scoop.

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The Secret History of the World's Priciest Spice. Saffron can cost as much as $16 a gram, for good reason.

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11 Surprising Locations That Played a Key Role in the Revolution. Your hometown may be one of them.

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Solo Marks Star Wars's Return to Sleaze
Jonathan Olley, Lucasfilm Ltd
Jonathan Olley, Lucasfilm Ltd

Solo Marks Star Wars's Return to Sleaze. Without lightsabers, the Force, or the fate of planets in the balance, we get a look at the seedy side of a galaxy far, far away.

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Ways Airlines Purposely Make Flying Miserable. They make more money from calculated misery.

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Why Are Our Brains So Big, Anyway? A new study points to what we needed to think about the most.

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Seventy-Five Years Ago, Women Baseball Players Took the Field. The short-lived All-American Girls Professional Baseball League proved women could play, but it was far from equitable.

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If There Were a Kind of a Fireman's Pole from the Moon Down to the Earth, How Long Would it Take to Slide All the Way from the Moon to the Earth? Randall Munroe ponders this adventure in excruciating detail. 

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Remembering the ‘Saurian Monster’ That Terrorized 1880s New Zealand. In a nation that has few predators of any size, the attacks caused a sensation.

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Camels Can Eat Long-Needled Cactus. They've adapted to a desert diet, but watching it might make you feel nervous.

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Steven Spielberg's Original Plan for Jaws 2. His idea would still make a good movie.

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The Duckmaster Rules the Roost at the Peabody Hotel
Peter Burka, Flickr // CC BY-SA 2.0
Peter Burka, Flickr // CC BY-SA 2.0

The Duckmaster Rules the Roost at the Peabody Hotel. The ducks have been the stars of the show for 85 years.

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Remembering One of the Most Violent Days in the History of the U.S. Senate. A passionate but insulting speech brought out a congressman's wrath—and his cane.

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Investigating One of the Oldest Private Detective Agencies in Paris. The Duluc Détective is still in business after 105 years.

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Why Does Harrison Ford Love Indy And Hate Han? He's been willing to play older versions of both characters anyway, plus Rick Deckard.

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Pterodactyls Probably Didn’t Fly Like We Think They Did. A new study theorizes they resembled birds more than bats in flight.

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Rollin' on the River: Pittsburgh Shanty Boat Life. Thousands who couldn't afford land or rent lived in homemade barge houses.

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How Succulents Took Over Instagram—and Then the World. They make a perfect garden for the Millennial lifestyle.

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Resilience Isn't Innate. Here's How We Can Cultivate It.

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