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The Tangled Line of Succession to the British Throne
June 1 By Alia Hoyt
Who Was Rube Goldberg, and What Are Rube Goldberg Machines?
May 16 By Stell Simonton
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April 18 By John Donovan
How 'Algospeak' Subverts Online Shadow Banning
April 13 By Roger J. Kreuz
How Atlanta Became the World's Busiest Airport, Again
April 10 By John Donovan
Stats Say Global Warming Helps Batters Slug Balls Over Walls
April 10 By Justin S. Mankin, Christopher W. Callahan
Tsar Bomba: The Most Powerful Nuclear Weapon Ever Built
Rossby Waves Affect Our Weather and Tides, But What Are They?
What Came First, the Chicken or the Egg?
Could Newly Measured W Boson Break the Standard Model?
5 Things You Didn't Know About Charlotte Bronte
Go for Gold: The Olympics Quiz
20 Words You Should Learn if You Play Scrabble
How Many Books Are There in the World?
Snakes Can Hear You Scream, New Study Says
Alaska's Kodiak Bear Is One of the Planet's Biggest
Nigersaurus: The 'Mesozoic Cow' With More Than 500 Teeth
The Lemon Shark Is a (Relatively) Friendly Shark
A River Runs Through It
The 9 Longest Rivers in the World: From the Nile to the Congo
When it comes to rivers, longest doesn't necessarily mean biggest, and length can be difficult to determine, so the top spot will always be debated.
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Deserts of the World
5 of Earth's Highest Deserts
Not all deserts have sand and they're certainly not all hot. They're just extremely dry and have little vegetation. That means deserts are located all over the planet, including at super-high elevations.