Space Needle Was Designed to Look Very Different

Space Needle Was Designed to Look Very Different

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The First Family of Rodeo

The First Family of Rodeo

An hour northwest of Dallas, Texas, the king of the cowboys is practicing for the richest rodeo of the year—ten days of high-stakes competition that will make or break his season. His name is Trevor Brazile. He is a modest...
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What if Napoleon Hadn’t Lost Europe and Other Questions of Alternate History

What if Napoleon Hadn’t Lost Europe and Other Questions of Alternate History

Across pop culture, history is being unraveled and remade. There’s the post-World-War-II dystopia that emerges from a triumphant Nazi Germany in the TV show “The Man in the High Castle” (based on a Philip K. Dick book of the same...
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Five Ways Real Science Would Make the New <i>Jurassic World</i> So Much Better

Five Ways Real Science Would Make the New Jurassic World So Much Better

When Jurassic Park hit screens in 1993, it was more than a cinematic marvel—it was an effective tool of science communication. In broad strokes, the film’s depictions of dinosaurs were in line with the latest paleobiological research of the early...
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What Kim’s suit, shoes and hairstyle tell us about him

What Kim’s suit, shoes and hairstyle tell us about him

SINGAPORE — Kim Jong Un was clad in his favourite Mao-style suit, wore the same horn-rimmed glasses and maintained his trademark high-cut hairstyle. He didn’t carry a national lapel pin and wore heeled shoes when he exchanged historic handshakes wi...
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How Newton, Goethe, an Ornithologist and a Board Game Designer Helped Us Understand Color

How Newton, Goethe, an Ornithologist and a Board Game Designer Helped Us Understand Color

What is color? The question seems so fundamental that it’s almost impossible to answer—either so simple that it is difficult to define, or so complex that it would take volumes. “Color, even though we all feel like we know what...
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How ‘Jurassic Park’ Made History 25 Years Ago, Propelling Computer-Generated Animation Forward

How ‘Jurassic Park’ Made History 25 Years Ago, Propelling Computer-Generated Animation Forward

With 25 years of hindsight, Jurassic Park marks a pivotal point in the history of visual effects in film. It came 11 years after 1982’s Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan debuted computer-generated imagery for a visual effect with...
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Oprah’s Undeniable Influence on American History Recognized in New Smithsonian Exhibition

Oprah’s Undeniable Influence on American History Recognized in New Smithsonian Exhibition

Oprah Winfrey says she cried when she got to the end of the Smithsonian museum exhibition that bears her name because a journalist had written in the guest book that “watching Oprah every day is the reason I love myself...
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Kate Spade’s husband says she battled ‘personal demons,’ sought help in last 5 years

Kate Spade’s husband says she battled ‘personal demons,’ sought help in last 5 years

The husband and business partner of designer Kate Spade, who died in an apparent suicide, said she suffered from depression and anxiety for many years. She was seeking help during the last five years, “seeing a doctor on a regular...
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The 20 Best Small Towns To Visit in 2018

The 20 Best Small Towns To Visit in 2018

There’s something about small towns that ignite our imaginations. Maybe it’s the charming main streets lined with century-old structures, now filled with artisan shops and cozy family-owned breakfast eateries, or the meandering rivers that run through ...
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