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.