Japanese Folklore Has a Monster for Everyone

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From Whimsical to Utterly Terrifying, Japanese Folklore has a Monster for Everyone. Even mundane household objects can haunt your dreams.

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How Jurassic Park Made History 25 Years Ago, Propelling Computer-Generated Animation Forward. It was the first time human actors interacted with CGI characters.

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Mr. Rogers Had a Simple Set of Rules for Talking to Children. He went over every line in a script, consulted with childhood experts, and even re-shot dialogue that he later found troubling from a child's point of view.

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Smoky the 4-Pound Military Dog. How did a Yorkshire Terrier come to be in a foxhole in New Guinea in 1944?

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Let’s Revisit Anthony Bourdain’s Hilariously Disastrous Trip To Romania. He went along for the ride, but wouldn't buy into a fake tourist experience.

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Every State, Ranked by How Miserable Its Summers Are. Is your state unbearably hot and humid, or just unbearably hot?

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Americans are Absurdly Overworked. Retirement prospects are dire for everyone, but Millennials are handicapped at the starting line.

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The German Teens Who Rebelled Against Hitler. The Edelweiss Pirates and the Swing Youth were non-conforming when such behavior was a deadly risk.

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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.