The Marine Corps War Memorial

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LCpl Tia Dufour via Wikimedia Commons // Public Domain

A Monumental Photo and the Memorial it Inspired. How the Marine Corps War Memorial came to be.
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Making the Machines that Replace Humans. A glimpse into the Yaskawa factory in Miamisburg, Ohio.
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The Star Wars stormtrooper who gaffed his way into infamy by banging his head finally tells his tale. Actor Laurie Goode even wrote a song about it.
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John Williams received an honorary degree at Harvard's commencement. He also was treated to an awesome a cappella tribute to his many movie scores.
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The Scandalous Life of Nurse and Adventurer Kate Marsden. She traveled the world to help lepers, but couldn't save her own reputation.
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Portrait of a Troublemaker: A Rare Glimpse of John F. Kennedy's Life at Boarding School. He wasn't much of a student, but he showed leadership skills in pulling pranks.
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Convicts hijacked a ship in Australia in 1830 and went to Japan. Newly uncovered documents show the story isn't just a pirate legend after all.
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Let's talk about dental inequality in America. Avoiding expensive dentist visits can lead to pain, unemployment, and even death.

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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