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How Hercules Totally Nailed His 12 Labors

Hercules was forced to repent for murdering his family by performing a series of 12 seemingly impossible tasks, or labors. Here's...

Why the Ghost of Andrew Jackson Haunts the Modern U.S....

While all presidents seem to wax and wane in the public consciousness, Jackson's name pops up regularly, even more so in recent years....

South Florida Is Overrun With Green Iguanas

The green iguana isn't native to the Sunshine State. So how did this invasive lizard get there and become the state's menace to society?

How the White House Press Briefing Went From Daily to Done

White House press briefings, which date back to the McKinley administration, could be the most important means of communication between...

Quiz: Can You Tell Climate Change Fact From Fiction?

Earth is a complex place, and its climate follows suit. That may explain why many of us are still confused about climate change. Think...

How to Give Your Dog CPR

It's one of your worst nightmares. Your dog isn't breathing and you can't find his pulse. Do you know what to do to save his life?

What Is a Coywolf?

They have been called both “coywolf” and “coydog,” but the majority of the scientific community recognizes this hybrid animal simply...

What's the Best Way to Leash Your Dog?

Retractable leashes, martingale collars, slip leads, harnesses, choke chains – this dog walking business is way more complicated than...

Why Many American Suburbs Welcome Urban Deer Hunters

Urban hunting might seem like an oxymoron but many cities and suburbs rely on hunters to keep the deer populations manageable. Here's...

Chinese-American Actress Anna May Wong Fought Racism in...

As the first major Chinese-American film star, it wasn't easy for Anna May Wong. But she persisted and fought against stereotypes,...

This Is What Happens When You Work at a Desk for 20 Years

'Emma' is the hard-to-ignore embodiment of what years behind a desk could do to your body. She's hunched over, has bad skin and even...

Does Mushroom Coffee Have Medicinal Properties?

Chaga, cordyceps and lion's mane – the names are mysterious and magical, but can mushroom coffee really give you a health boost?

How Wine, Art and Diamonds Defy the Laws of Economics

Economics law says that demand goes down when price goes up. But Veblen goods work the opposite way – when price goes up, so does...

Neptune: An Ice Giant With Supersonic Winds

Neptune is the eighth planet from the sun, and one of the coldest. It also has supersonic winds that are the fastest in the solar...

8 Tips for Buying a Car Online

Buying a car online makes it easy to avoid the high-pressure sales tactics of a dealership, but it also comes with its own set of...

Elk Are Huge, Aggressive and Unpredictable

Elk are some of the most majestic animals in the world, but also some of the most aggressive. Here's what you need to know about the...

Seahorses Have Hotels! Plus 9 Other Amazing Seahorse Facts

Dwindling natural habitats are causing a significant decline in certain seahorse species. To bolster populations, researchers in Australia...

Amelia Earhart Was Way More Than a Famous Aviator Who Disappeared

Amelia Earhart's reaction to seeing her first flight as a kid was one big yawn. But that attitude changed with her first plane ride,...

Why Countries Use Economic Sanctions to Prevent Conflict

Economic sanctions are one way of pressuring another nation to comply without resorting to war. But the penalties often target the...

The 'SnotBot' Drone Is Making Scientific Research Easier...

A drone with some petri dishes attached is making research much less stressful for whales and scientists alike.

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