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What a Fake Gorilla Can Teach Us About the Search for Space Aliens

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What Can a Fake Gorilla Teach Us About the Search for Space Aliens? We might be paying attention to the wrong things.

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The Life and Times of Brighty, the Grand Canyon’s Most Legendary Burro. The feral donkey became the symbol of animal rights in the fight against invasive species.

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Six of the Oldest Human Remains Found in the U.S. Each one has a unique story to tell.

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How to Market a Band of Superheroes. A shift in focus with the album Alive! made Kiss what they were meant to be.

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Pickled to Death. Back when wakes were held in homes, an astonishing number of mourners were poisoned by embalming fluid.

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The Right Way to Deal With Franchise History. Avengers: Infinity War and Star Wars: The Last Jedi both use their fans’ years of emotional investment as a weapon, but the latter boldly does so without a safety net.

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Will This New Satellite Make Power Plants a Lot Greener? Detecting methane leaks could make the industry safer and more economical, too.

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The Time the Crown Jewels Were Stolen. It wasn't for greed, but to teach the king a lesson.

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The History of Monopoly
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Elizabeth Magie and the History of the Board Game Monopoly. What it became was a far cry from her original intention.

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How North American Bison Ended Up in the Swiss Alps. Several Alpine herds are all descended from one farmer's crazy idea.

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South Georgia Island Is Officially Free of Its Bird-Killing Rodents. The invasive species wrecked the balance of nature for 250 years.

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Listen to These Auditory Illusions When You’re Bored With Laurel and Yanny. Learn about five ways your brain affects what you hear.

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Everybody Once Thought Stegosauruses Could Actually Fly. Early fossil finds led one paleontologist into wild speculation about the dinosaur.

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The Truth About the First Academy Awards and the Dog Rin Tin Tin. He was a good boy, but not an Oscar winner.

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Las Vegas is everything right—and wrong—with sports right now. Stadiums built with tax money rarely benefit the taxpayers.

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15 Life Hacks to Make Doing the Dishes a Breeze. Make them a habit to save yourself time and trouble.

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A Spoiler-Free Review of Deadpool 2
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A Spoiler-Free Review of Deadpool 2. Basically, if you liked the first Deadpool, you'll love this one, too.

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Pulling Off the Perfect Power Nap. A half-hour nap is good, but a longer nap is even better.

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Identical Twins Hint at How Environments Change Gene Expression. Studies of twins separated at birth are shedding new light on how nature and nurture work together to create who we are.

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The Ultimate Senior Prank. Police in Cumberland, Wisconsin, got a call about a car that had driven through a wall into the local high school's principal's office, but then had a good laugh.

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The Surprising History (and Future) of Fingerprints. Using them to solve crimes is a relatively recent innovation.

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A lathe is a serious investment in money, time, space, and material. That's why we have WebGL Lathe Workshop, where you can turn a nice newel or chair leg online, for free (with sound effects)!

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7 Priceless Items People Sold on eBay. Most brought a pretty good price.

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