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The Slick Science of Making Olympic Snow and Ice

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The Slick Science of Making Olympic Snow and Ice. The Games cannot rely on the weather providing the precise required conditions for skiing, skating, and sledding.

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Demystifying the Winchester Mystery House. When a new manager took over in 2015, he made it a point to unlock rooms that had been hidden for almost 100 years.

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The Insanity of Downhill Ice Cross Racing. The extreme sport involves skating downhill, with jumps, in groups.

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How to Design Cities for Children. Kids revitalize communities, if we allow them space to thrive.

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Monster Fatbergs are Clogging Up Our Sewer Systems. Your wet wipes may be flushable, but someone has to retrieve them sooner or later.

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Photo Roulette. Can you guess what year a photograph was taken just by looking at it?

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The Dress that Ignited the Slave Trade. Marie Antoinette's simple gown, worn in a portrait, sparked a huge demand for cotton.

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The Fifth Marx Brother. A tribute to Margaret Dumont.

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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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