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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
The Mpemba Effect: Does Hot Water Really Freeze Faster Than Cold Water?
Science Explains Why We Have Favorite Colors
The IQ Scale: What Does Your IQ Score Really Mean?
How to Use the Unit Circle in Trig
7 Pieces of Art That Shook Up the World
Why Is the World So Captivated by the Mona Lisa?
Kids Are the Toy Experts at Fisher-Price's Play Lab
The Sordid Past of the Third Nolan Brother
Among Other Amazing Creatures, the Amazon Has Pink Dolphins
How Deinonychus Upended the Way We Look at Dinosaurs
Do Dogs Really Cry 'Happy Tears'?
Are Dingoes Dangerous (and Did One Really Eat a Baby)?
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.