As Zoos Close Their Doors, Animals Have More Freedom Than Ever

As Zoos Close Their Doors, Animals Have More Freedom Than Ever

How is our self-isolation affecting zoo animals?
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The Messy History of Panic Buying and Toilet Paper Hoarding

The Messy History of Panic Buying and Toilet Paper Hoarding

Did you participate in toilet paper hoarding?
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The Secret Nuclear City Under Greenland's Ice Cap

The Secret Nuclear City Under Greenland's Ice Cap

It seemed innocent enough at the time-build an underground polar research station to study ice core samples. What people didn't know about was the covert plan to set up a nuclear launch pad capable of firing off hundreds of missiles at Russia.
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The Sad Story Behind Central Park's Destruction of Seneca Village

The Sad Story Behind Central Park's Destruction of Seneca Village

It was a growing community with schools & churches, yet it was deemed expendable enough to be demolished to make room for Central Park. Why?
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The Man Who Walks Backwards to Help Move World Peace Forwards

The Man Who Walks Backwards to Help Move World Peace Forwards

Mani Manithan is a man with a plan, & it's meant to be a little backwards. For 28 years he's walked in reverse in the name of global unity.
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The Bre-X Scandal: How One Company Made Billions Off Nothing

The Bre-X Scandal: How One Company Made Billions Off Nothing

How did an almost bankrupt Calgary mining company suddenly become worth billions? By striking gold without ever having to produce an ounce.
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The True Story of Pocahontas Was No Disney Fairytale

The True Story of Pocahontas Was No Disney Fairytale

For this historical figure over time fiction has become fact. Find out about the real woman behind the story Disney never animated for you.
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Finding America's Lost Medieval City

Finding America's Lost Medieval City

A thousand years ago America was home to man-made earthen structures that would rival the pyramids in size. Where? St. Louis, of course.
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Operation Yellow Ribbon

Operation Yellow Ribbon

The events of September 11, 2001 will never be forgotten. Through the darkness of that day shone a light as one small Canadian community opened their doors & their hearts to stranded airline passengers from around the globe.
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The Sakoku Edict: Why the Japanese Couldn't Leave Their Own Country for Two Centuries

The Sakoku Edict: Why the Japanese Couldn't Leave Their Own Country for Two Centuries

In the 1600s Japan was not a big fan of Western culture. To emphasize that point it banned its citizens from travelling abroad with a penalty of death if they did for over 200 years.
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Spain's Museo Atlantico is Europe's First Underwater Contemporary Art Museum

Spain's Museo Atlantico is Europe's First Underwater Contemporary Art Museum

This eco-sculptor has a point he needs made, so his latest project is on a scale so massive our oceans have never seen anything like it.
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The African American Women Behind NASA's Early Launches

The African American Women Behind NASA's Early Launches

Segregated bathrooms & rampant workplace sexism didn't stop three highly educated African American women from helping NASA reach the stars.
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The Little Wax Worm Might Solve Our Great Big Plastic Problem

The Little Wax Worm Might Solve Our Great Big Plastic Problem

It's not be much to look at, but the wax worm's unusual appetite for polythyrene might help scientists find solutions to biodegrading plastic safer & quicker than current methods.
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Brooklyn in the 50s: Where Dope Was a Weed That Grew Everywhere

Brooklyn in the 50s: Where Dope Was a Weed That Grew Everywhere

Brooklyn used to have a mind-blowing amount of weeds. Or should we say weed, as in the kind that people smoke and it makes them...chillaxed?
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The 80th Anniversary of the Hindenburg Disaster and the End of the Zeppelin

The 80th Anniversary of the Hindenburg Disaster and the End of the Zeppelin

There was a time when zeppelins ruled the skies, floating on air thanks to hydrogen. After dozens of fiery accidents within the industry the Hindenburg's burning marked the beginning of the end for airships.
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Antoine de Saint-Exupery: Beyond the Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupery: Beyond the Little Prince

The author's adventures took him to the skies & across Earth's toughest terrains, but his final tale ends with a mysterious plane crash.
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Earth's Orbit is Turning Into a Junk Minefield

Earth's Orbit is Turning Into a Junk Minefield

There's so much man-made space garbage in Earth's orbit right now it's an International Space Station-destroying accident waiting to happen.
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10 Things You Didn't Know About Antarctica

10 Things You Didn't Know About Antarctica

We know so little about Antarctica. Did you know it is the largest desert in the world? Or that 99% of it is covered in ice? Learn more facts about this strange land.
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Jason deCaires Taylor is Saving Coral Reefs By Creating Living Art

Jason deCaires Taylor is Saving Coral Reefs By Creating Living Art

Concrete transforms into artful messages in this sculptor's hands, & Jason deCaires Taylor manages to save coral reefs at the same time.
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The Mysterious Zebras of California's Highway 1

The Mysterious Zebras of California's Highway 1

Driving across California? You might witness dozens of zebras grazing by the side of the road, a living reminder of what money used to buy America's wealthy back in the day. It's true: There are wild zebras in California, a reminder of a time...
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Ota Benga: The Man Who Was Kept in a New York Zoo

Ota Benga: The Man Who Was Kept in a New York Zoo

1906. The Bronx Zoo stuck an African pygmy in a cage, told the masses he was a cannibal, & watched the zoo's attendance double as a result.
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Los Angeles' Forgotten Hollywood Subway

Los Angeles' Forgotten Hollywood Subway

In the 1920s L.A. had an underground transit system that was the envy of urban centres across the country, so why did it fall to pieces?
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Let There Be Light Brings Fusion Energy to Life

Let There Be Light Brings Fusion Energy to Life

Can we bring the nuclear fusion power of the sun & stars to Planet Earth? The new documentary Let There Be Light follows the scientists who think we can.
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Demonstration of a video post

Demonstration of a video post

This is the description of the video for the feed.
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New York City and the Oyster

New York City and the Oyster

New Yorkers are a hardy breed, & the amazing fact that their not-too-distant relatives used to eat raw oysters from the Hudson proves it.
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Why Do We Observe Remembrance Day?

Why Do We Observe Remembrance Day?

Remembrance Day is observed on November 11th in several countries. Why?
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Pope Joan

Pope Joan

Time has turned this mythic tale of a woman's foray through the upper ranks of the Catholic Church into more fiction than fact. Where does the truth end & the legend begin?
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London's Deadly Acid Smog Crisis of 1952

London's Deadly Acid Smog Crisis of 1952

How did a pea-soup fog turn fatal overnight? Millions of homes burning coal in furnaces non-stop for weeks had something to do with it.
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200 Reasons to Put Sudan on Your Travel Bucket List

200 Reasons to Put Sudan on Your Travel Bucket List

If pyramids are your thing, don't put all your eggs in the Egypt basket. There's somewhere else you can go to see twice as many of them.
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Why Canada Keeps Leaving Bottles of Whisky on a Remote Island

Why Canada Keeps Leaving Bottles of Whisky on a Remote Island

A remote hunk of rock is the subject of a territorial dispute between two very polite countries who leave booze everytime they claim it back.
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Man Lost in Amazon Survives--Thanks to Monkeys

Man Lost in Amazon Survives--Thanks to Monkeys

One man, an uninitiated visitor, lost for days in the darkness of the Amazon jungle despite hundreds of people searching for him. How could anyone survive? With the help of kindly monkeys, of course.
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CRISPR May Cure All Genetic Disease

CRISPR May Cure All Genetic Disease

Want a disease-free life or a baby with blue eyes? CRISPR might be mankind's gene editing Get Out of Jail Free card, and it's on its way.
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This Advice From Einstein Sold For $1.6 Million. Here's What He Wrote.

This Advice From Einstein Sold For $1.6 Million. Here's What He Wrote.

Albert Einstein, besides being a genius, was also a decent tipper. The courier given this note might not have known it at the time, though.
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To Fake a Moon Landing, You'd Need 400,000 People to Keep Quiet

To Fake a Moon Landing, You'd Need 400,000 People to Keep Quiet

Did they or didn't they? A physicist has devised a formula that puts math to work in testing the validity of a conspiracy theory.
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The Amount of Food Wasted in America Will Make You Sick

The Amount of Food Wasted in America Will Make You Sick

America loves food. You know what else it loves? Throwing perfectly good, uneaten food in the trash. It's a billion-dollar nationwide problem.
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The Art of The Human Brain

The Art of The Human Brain

Self Reflected' is being called the most complex and detailed artistic depiction of our brain ever. The artwork was designed so everyone can marvel at the wonder of human consciousness. Here are the results. #awesome
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Dinosaur Tail Discovery

Dinosaur Tail Discovery

A 99-million year old dinosaur tail found in amber... and guess what? It's covered in feathers, a first for science.
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Who Was The First Woman to Run For President? Not Hillary Clinton.

Who Was The First Woman to Run For President? Not Hillary Clinton.

The first woman to run for president wasn't applauded for her efforts, she became a maligned social outcast branded a 'witch.'
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Fifteen Badass Women of WWII

Fifteen Badass Women of WWII

They came, they saw, they kicked some serious Nazi ass. These amazing women all went beyond the call of duty in their fight for freedom.
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Narco Subs Are the Wave of the Future in Cocaine Smuggling

Narco Subs Are the Wave of the Future in Cocaine Smuggling

They're million-dollar mules designed to shuttle tons of cocaine across oceans using whatever tech can be found in the Colombian jungle.
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Operation Dynamo and the Miracle of Dunkirk

Operation Dynamo and the Miracle of Dunkirk

In 1940 thousands of Allied troops were surrounded, with water on one side & Nazis everywhere else. They needed a miracle, and they got one.
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The Crazy German Theater With a 19-Mile-Long Stage

The Crazy German Theater With a 19-Mile-Long Stage

Bewegtes Land offers live-action snippets of entertainingly simple theater for train passengers on a real-life 19-mile-long moving stage.
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10 of the Least Explored Places on Earth

10 of the Least Explored Places on Earth

Stuck in a bubble of boredom and need some escapist relief? Join us on a tour of some of the most remote locales on Planet Earth.
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Fact: Showering Daily is Actually Bad for You

Fact: Showering Daily is Actually Bad for You

Everyone loves a hot shower, but research suggests our daily scrubbing regiments might be doing our bodies more harm than good. That stinks.
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Do Plants Have Memory?

Do Plants Have Memory?

Are plants capable of learning and retaining information? Studies are showing that some members of the kingdom plantae may have a memory.
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Umoja: The Village Where Men Are Banned

Umoja: The Village Where Men Are Banned

There's an African village where only women are allowed, and it's definitely proving you don't always need to have a man around.
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America's Underground Chernobyl Waiting To Happen

America's Underground Chernobyl Waiting To Happen

There's a $110 billion nuclear clean-up waiting to happen in America. Welcome to the Hanford Nuclear Site, the most toxic place in America.
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