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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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How Mars photos inspired the first CGI

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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 do memes matter?

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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

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How did American CEOs get so rich?

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Are you supposed to tip your Uber driver?

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Will we survive Mars?

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The phone call that could get Trump impeached

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How this chair became a pop culture icon

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No, Vitamin C won’t cure your cold

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How these rocks became a Western movie cliché

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Why this creepy melody is in so many movies

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The gun solution we’re not talking about

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We caught a cosmic ray, one of science’s biggest mysteries

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The scandalous painting that helped create modern art

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Why the US drinking age is 21

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Why the US and Iran are fighting over this tiny waterway

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Where Sicko Mode’s weirdest moments came from

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Why Route 66 became America’s most famous road

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What the US gets wrong about the minimum wage

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We measured pop music’s falsetto obsession

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Why so many suburbs look the same

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The dirty politics behind an American tall tale

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How scientists colorize photos of space

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Where Manhattan’s grid came from

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Why the US has so many tornadoes

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The dark history of “gasoline baths” at the border

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