The Senator Who Stood Up to Joseph McCarthy When No One Else Would. Margaret Chase Smith defended civil liberties even when it meant crossing party lines.

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The 10 Worst Hurricanes of All Time. Present company excepted.

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What Happens When a 17-Year-Old Pilot Loses Her Landing Gear on a Solo Flight? Maggie Taraska kept her cool, followed directions, and landed the plane.

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Revisiting the First 10 Seasons of Murphy Brown. A refresher course before the series is resurrected later this month.

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Star Wars’s Biggest Blunder Isn’t What You Think. Fans who disliked The Last Jedi are operating with nostalgia glasses.

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A Plan to Build a Genetic Noah’s Ark Includes a Staggering 66,000 Species. The Vertebrate Genomes Project (VGP) aims to save the DNA even if we can't save the species.

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The Real Reason Apple is Now Selling 7 Different iPhones at Once. The answer lies overseas.

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When McDonald’s Invented Bubble Gum-Flavored Broccoli. It went over as well as you would imagine.