How Dangerous Are the Northwest’s Volcanoes?

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How Dangerous Are the Northwest’s Volcanoes? America has more volcanoes than you realize, but scientists are keeping an eye on them.

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The Robot Revolution: Coming to a Restaurant Near You. Students from MIT have already opened a restaurant where robots prepare entire meals in a bowl.

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Can The Walking Dead survive without Andrew Lincoln? For eight years, the show has revolved around his character Rick Grimes.

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How 1960s Film Pirates Sold Movies Before the FBI Came Knocking. Before DVDs or even VHS tapes, you could watch illegal copies, if you had a film projector.

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The Symbolism of Hand Amputations in Star Wars. They are both Freudian and a handy plot device.

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A Newly Discovered Victim of Mt. Vesuvius Was Crushed by a Huge Stone. While it looks gruesome, his death was obviously quick.

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16 Genius Restaurant Menus That Are Straight-Up From The Future. Some are designed to give you useful information before ordering, while others are just fun.

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8 Reasons Thinking Like a Child Will Make You Happier. Honestly, how many reasons do you need?

Climate Change Is Coming for America’s National Parks

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Climate Change Is Coming for America’s National Parks. Imagine Glacier National Park without a glacier.

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The Chimp Who Believed She Was Human. After being raised in a human home, it took years for Lucy to learn to be an ape again.

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The Mathematical Madness of Möbius Strips and Other One-Sided Objects. A look at the history of the mind-bending field of topology

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These 1930s Housewives Were the Godmothers of Radical Consumer Activism. They protested rising food prices with the Hamtramck Meat Strike.

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Disneyland’s Fantasyland Recreated in Incredible Detail in a Basement. A railroad engineer hand-crafted his own theme park over ten years.

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The Princess Who Worked at Macy’s. The Queen of Romania also built furniture, raised poultry, and enjoyed off-roading.

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America is on the Verge of a Nursing Crisis. Our nursing schools don't have the capacity to supply our current needs, much less our future needs.

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15 Amazing Animal Reunions. It's good to know that pets lost for years might find their way home.

Why Can We Hear Others' Footsteps, But Not Our Own?

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Why Can We Hear Others' Footsteps, But Not Our Own? Brain experiments shed light on our personal filters.

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Stilt Fishing in Sri Lanka. Homemade stilts driven into the sand make for a grueling yet productive haul.

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11 Horror Movies it's Safe to Watch With Your Kids. They don't cross the line from scary to traumatizing, but you'll still want to check the details.

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Tracing the Mysterious “Turks” of South Carolina Back to the Revolutionary War. Hundreds of descendants of Joseph Benenhaley still live in Sumter County.

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The Dad-Joke Doctrine. Clean and simple jokes are embarrassing, comforting, and they bond generations together.

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A Dog With Cancer Got a New, 3D-Printed Titanium Skull. Patches is a pioneer for what might some day be available for human patients.

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The Wardrobe Team at Saturday Night Live Works With No Margin for Error. Costume changes have been done in as little as 10 seconds.

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The 19th Century Manual That Claimed the Color Blue Could Cure All Ills. Augustus J. Pleasanton was responsible for the "blue glass craze."

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