Incredible Ancient Archaeological Sites in the U.S.

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Incredible Ancient Archaeological Sites in the U.S. People have been here building communities for 12,000 years.

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Tattoo Artists Are Transforming Breast Cancer Scars Into Beautiful Art. It can be a statement of both loss and a life saved.

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Fluorescent Puffin Beaks. An ornithologist turned an ultraviolet light on a bird and found that its beak lit up like a glow stick at a rave, so he designed sunglasses for them.

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On Being a Giant. A seven-foot-tall man tells how it's worth the hassles.

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How a Legendary Storm Chaser Changed the Face of Tornado Science. He and two assistants were killed by a 2013 tornado in Oklahoma.

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TinyKittens has a live webcam trained on their three pregnant feral cats. The cats have constant attention, luxury nests, and even a TV to watch.

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12 Fresh Dishes for the Beginning of Spring. A dinner celebration to remind us the weather is looking up.

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4 Reasons to Write by Hand Rather Than Type. Use that skill before you lose it.

Thursday’s Best Amazon Deals Include Guitar Kits, Memory-Foam Pillows, and Smartwatches

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As a recurring feature, our team combs the web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, December 3. Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers, including Amazon, and may receive a small percentage of any sale. But we only get commission on items you buy and don’t return, so we’re only happy if you’re happy. Good luck deal hunting!

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.