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We Uncovered the Hidden Patterns in Clinton and Trump's Most Common Phrases

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump making speeches. (Photo: left, lorie shaull/cropped/CC BY-SA 2.0; right, Gage Skidmore/cropped/CC BY-SA 3.0)The Republican National Convention is entering its final...

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Tampons Could Soon Be Free For All Women in Sydney

(Photo: Simon Law/CC BY-SA 2.0)Sydney's city council is set to vote on a measure that would offer free tampons to women in a variety of places throughout the city, including at libraries, sports...

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Haunted Milk Bar, Pyramids of Zone and the 8 Best Places From This Week

Pyramids of Zone with Lake Iseo in the background. (Photo: Falk Lademann/CC BY 2.0)Every day our community of travelers and writers unearths fascinating places from the hidden corners of the world and...

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Found: A Giant Viking Axe

A very large axe. (Photo: Silkeborg Museum)Around the year 950 A.D., in a place near the center of what is now Denmark, a pair of important people were buried in an impressive tomb. There was a man and...

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What It's Like to Be an Underwater Crime Scene Investigator

Underwater investigations need to follow the same strict procedures on-land ones. (Photo: Tony Webster/CC BY-SA 4.0)For Mike Berry, a challenging workday might involve groping through the silt at the...

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I Would Walk 500 Miles, and I Would Walk 500 More, Just to Be the Man Who...

The Hudson trench, perhaps a short cut to the deep sea. (Photo: GeoMapApp/Vicki Ferrini)Imagine this scenario. Far into the future, all of Earth’s water has dried up. (Climate change turned out to be...

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Photographing a Superpod of Sperm Whales

Members of an enormous social gathering of hundreds of sperm whales, which spread across many square kilometers. (All photos: Tony Wu)A version of this story originally appeared on...

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The World's Oldest Known Manatee Turns 68 This Weekend

#Snooty, the oldest manatee in the world, is turning 68. https://t.co/yEfPDkDfMM@SouthFLMuseumpic.twitter.com/nsmzav3vJW— New Times Broward (@NewTimesBroward) July 1, 2016When Snooty the manatee was...

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An Abandoned, Saddled Horse Was Found in a British Forest

Hello, horse. (Photo: photophilde/CC BY-SA 2.0)Like something out of a gothic ghost story, a lone horse, dressed up in full riding gear was mysteriously found Thursday with no rider in a forest near...

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The Retro-Futuristic Undersea Habitats of Jacques Rougerie

The original Aquascope. (Unless otherwise noted, all images are property of the Jacques Rougerie Foundation/Used With Permission)If spy movies and comic books are to be believed, the world's oceans are...

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The Perplexing Problem of Manitoba's Nameless Lakes

Manitoba's Dorothy Lake, one of the 10% of the province's lakes that do have an official name. (Photo: Robert Nunnally/CC BY 2.0)Canada has a heck of a lot of lakes. Back in the last Ice Age, the...

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Inside the Creation of Europe's First Underwater Museum

"The Raft of Lampedusa," currently installed at the Museo Atlántico. (All sculptures and photos: Courtesy of Jason deCaires Taylor.)Off the coast of the Spanish island of Lanzarote, the easternmost of...

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The Mystery of the 'Beast of Dartmoor' Has (Apparently) Been Solved

(Photo: Greg Hume/CC BY-SA 3.0)For years, blurry photographs and reported sightings of a big cat in Dartmoor, a massive southwestern English park, have emerged. There were also the dead animals that...

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Take a Soothing Swim in a Lake Swarming With Golden Jellyfish

There is something magical about floating alongside thousands of translucent, soft-bodied jellyfish. If you adventure to Jellyfish Lake, a marine lake secluded in a pocket of Eil Malk Island in Palau,...

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Raccoons Are Eating Pets and Terrorizing a Harlem Block

(Photo: Darkone/CC BY-SA 2.5)Raccoons, at their best, are harmless and even cute, but they can also be menacing, attacking other small animals and the odd human. They can be even scarier in packs, as a...

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An Exclusive Look at the Leaked PR Agenda of the 1936 Republican National...

Bruce Barton's letter to himself ahead of the last time Cleveland held the RNC, 1936. (Photo: Wisconsin Historical Society Archives, Bruce Barton Papers)“Wire each state chairman to bring the prettiest...

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The CIA's Declassified Guide to What Women Want

(Photo: Public domain)A version of this story originally appeared on Muckrock.com.After coming across what appeared to be an actual in-house CIA poster depicting lady agents as hard-boiled, gun-toting,...

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Finally, Russia Lifts the Ban on a WWII Donald Duck Cartoon

 Donald Duck goose-steps into the munitions factory. (Screenshot: The Internet Archive)This week marked an unusual legal victory for Donald Duck and The Walt Disney Company, as the highest court in the...

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Arizona City Buys Man's House for $4 Million, Lets Him Live Rent-Free for the...

The McDowell Sonoran Nature Preserve, Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo: cloud2013 / CC BY-2.0)An Arizona homeowner made the best deal of his life this week. The Arizona Republic is reporting that Shawn...

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The California Town That Produced 10 Million Eggs a Year

Egg gatherers at Armstrong’s Spring Hill Poultry Farm, 1897. (Photo: © Petaluma Historical Library & Museum)Is Petaluma, California, the world’s most divided city?On the one hand it is renowned as...

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