How Trees Secretly Talk to and Share With Each Other

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How Trees Secretly Talk to and Share With Each Other. They've neither brains nor nerves, yet they've developed an effective communication network.

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The John Gotti of the Russian Mafia. Vyacheslav Ivankov rose to the top of the organization in both Moscow and New York City.

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This Summer, Become an Expert Stargazer. Studying the night sky is relaxing and good for the soul.

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The Physics of How Lawn Mower Blades Cut Grass. The machines harness air flow to cut grass instead of just pushing it down.

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Here's How To Spot The Warning Signs Of Heatstroke. Keep an eye on those around you, too.

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How Vegetarian Food Fueled the British Suffragette Movement. Activists have always chosen to fight more than one battle at a time.

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What Did the Founding Fathers Eat and Drink as They Started a Revolution? They sure consumed a lot of wine.

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The Great Farini, Canada's Most Fascinating Man. William Hunt was an acrobat, daredevil, and circus impresario.

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.