Why Can't We Remember Our Dreams?

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Why Can't We Remember Our Dreams? Neuroscience gives us several possible reasons.

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Straight Out of Harry Potter, Color-Shifting Fashion Is Here. Clothing, jewelry, cosmetics, and hair color can change in response to the environment.

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How Ketchup Revolutionized How Food Is Grown, Processed, and Regulated. The addition of tomatoes made it a truly American condiment.

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A Baby Elephant Needs a Lullaby. An elephant never forgets the kindness shown to them, even years later.

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That Time the U.S. Military Had a Camel Corps. It might have lasted longer if Americans soldiers had known anything about camels.

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An Intense Animation of What Might Have Happened During the Last 48 Hours of Pompeii. No people are shown, but it's creepy and terrifying anyway.

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A Fish Called Rockweed. Classifying a species as a plant or an animal determines who has the right to harvest it.

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How to Survive a Long Airport Layover. There's an optimal plan for the amount of time you have.

Friday’s Best Amazon Deals Include Digital Projectors, Ugly Christmas Sweaters, and Speakers

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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 4. 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.