Disaster Preparedness at the Zoo

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When Disaster Strikes, the Zoo Must Go On. Feeding exotic animals under special circumstances takes careful planning and creative logistics.

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When Europeans Killed Others to Kill Themselves. It was a form of suicide by religious loophole.

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One-Fifth of Medical Care Is Unnecessary, Doctors Say. The fear of a lawsuit is the most common reason.

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Address Twins are Two Houses that Have the Exact Same Street Address, Usually in Different Towns. Paul Plowman searched for address twins that were close to each other, and found one pair that are next door neighbors!

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Cougars are the Biggest Species of Cats that Meow Rather than Roar. You'll be forgiven if the first "meow" sounds more like "hi!" to you.

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11 Band Names that Don't Mean What You Think They Do. The real stories behind them are far more interesting.

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How One Inventor Tried to Save America—With Roller Coasters. LaMarcus Adna Thompson wanted to take our minds off immoral entertainment.

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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.