Last-Minute Travel Tips for San Diego Comic-Con 2018

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Last-Minute Travel Tips for San Diego Comic-Con 2018. Get ready to party with 130,000 of your new best friends.

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Why Are There Palm Trees in Los Angeles? They made the city attractive, but it wasn't an original idea.

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New Software Can Isolate Musical Instruments from a Band Recording. It will be a boon to recording studios, remixers, and anyone who wants to learn, say, the trumpet part from an orchestra performance.

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Hoarders, Hauntings, and Two-Headed Cows: Dealing Dead People's Things. Duane Scott Cerny shares stories from a lifetime of collecting items for his antique store.

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On Letting Kids Be Kids at Summer Camp. For them, it's a short escape from everyday life.

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The Mysterious Disappearance of North America's First Dogs. They accompanied people coming here 10,000 years ago, but their DNA has since vanished.

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Financial Aid Letters are Really, Really Confusing. More than half of them in a study did not make it clear how much college would cost.

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8 Tips for Haggling at a Car Dealership, According to Insiders. Never pay more than you absolutely have to.

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

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Amazon
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.