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Are Australia’s koalas going extinct? We asked an ecologist.

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How to squirrel-proof the power grid

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Google and Amazon are now in the oil business

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The white lie we’ve been told about Roman statues

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Who pays the lowest taxes in the US?

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How online ratings make good schools look bad

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How an opera gets made

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The trick that made animation realistic

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This goofy bird vs. the fossil fuel industry

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How America fails its whistleblowers

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The insect collector who gave us stop motion

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The Amazon rainforest is in trouble. Again.

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The war for the Amazon’s most valuable trees

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Brazil’s indigenous land is being invaded

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The destruction of the Amazon, explained

Movies were short. Why’d it change?
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Why movies went from 15 minutes to 2 hours

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Melting permafrost in the Arctic is unlocking diseases and warping the landscape

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Where the 1960s “psychedelic” look came from

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America’s wilderness is for sale

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China’s fight with the NBA, explained

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The mistake that toppled the Berlin Wall

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Why Turkey is invading Syria

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What happens when we die? 

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The problem with the endangered species list

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The man who rigged America’s election maps

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How the US stole thousands of Native American children