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Figure Skating Jumps, Explained

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Figure Skating Jumps, Explained. We all become experts for two weeks every four years, so we might need to brush up on what's happening on the ice.

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Thank These Master Alchemists for the Magic of Alcohol. Distilled spirits are a product of the Islamic Golden Age.

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Meet the Women Who Led the Klondike Gold Rush. The northern frontier enticed those looking for riches, freedom, and adventure.

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The Story of Honest Abe’s Family Tree. What happened to President Lincoln's descendants?

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Why Do We Need to Sleep? While we still don't know the answer, a lab doing pure sleep research has learned a lot about the process.

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What Kurt Vonnegut Can Teach Us About Coping With the Internet. Our online footprints exist forever, like time-traveling aliens.

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Conjoined Twins Abby and Brittany Hensel are Now Fifth Grade Math Teachers. While students may expect two different perspectives, the sisters are perfectly in sync.

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9 Pre-Lenten Treats from Around the World. Even if you don't observe Lent, Shrove Tuesday is a great day for indulging in traditionally rich sweets.

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How Water Could Power Long-Distance Space Travel
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How Water Could Power Long-Distance Space Travel. It's a matter of separating the hydrogen from the oxygen.

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The First Murder Solved by a Fingerprint. La Plata, Argentina, had just set up their new fingerprint department.

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How an Army of Suffragettes Helped Save America From Starvation. The Woman's Land Army sent young women to faraway farms to bring in the crops.

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Full Color 3D X-Rays Are Here. They sound too cool to be real, but seeing one can also give you the creeps.

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19 Unwritten Rules That Everyone Seems To Follow. There are some things that everyone just does, even though they've never been told to, and they certainly have never been told why.

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On The Far Side. You loved the comic, but how much do you know about its creator, Gary Larson?

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How to Make the Perfect Glass of Iced Tea. However, this cold brew method is not compatible with the supersaturated Southern version.

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12 Secrets of Film Editors. We couldn't enjoy a movie without them.

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A Lemon Rolled for a Quarter Mile Down a Street
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A Lemon Rolled for a Quarter Mile Down a Street. And since the evidence is on video, many, many unproductive hours have been spent watching it.

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A Man Grew the World's Longest Fingernails Out of Spite. After 66 years, Shridhar Chillal finally got his 30 feet of nails cut.

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NASA-Designed Heat Shields Could Save Firefighters' Lives. Teams are carrying 40 prototypes as they battle wildfires in the American West.

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The Most Important Video Game on the Planet. Fortnite is so popular that its culture is spilling out into the real world.

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The Futuristic Skyscrapers of 1923 Were Supposed to Solve Traffic Problems. Like many people, those architects assumed we would soon have flying cars.

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Want to Become an Astronaut? There's an app for that.

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10 Nutty Proposals to Save the Planet. Some could eventually lead to plausible ideas.

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