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Poll: People still seek meaty news on media buffet

Associated Press, WASHINGTON – A new study finds Americans of all ages are charting their own paths across a media landscape that no longer relies on front pages and evening newscasts to dictate what’s worth knowing. They still pay heed to serious news even as they seek out the lighter stuff, according to the

Why Don’t We Have a Monogamy App?

From The CUT – Valentine’s Day is a holiday built on fears, and it’s hard to say which is scarier: The idea that you might never find a “love of your life,” or the idea that you will and then slowly slide into a sexless Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf nightmare. For the first

Relics of the World’s Fair: Brussels

After visiting Paris, Chicago, Barcelona, New York City, Montreal, St. Louis, Melbourne, and Seattle, Atlas Obscura’s next stop in our tour of World’s Fair relics is Brussels, host to four World’s Fairs. As with most other cities, only a handful of relics survive — but one of them still turns heads today. Brussels’ first

Have We Found a (New) Ninth Planet?

Yesterday’s discovery of 2012 VP113, very likely the fifth dwarf planet in our solar system, was important in its own right. But it now seems quite possible that there’s something much, much larger out

Chicken From Hell’ Was a Fowl-Looking Dinosaur

Meet the “Chicken from Hell,” a recently identified bird-like dinosaur that roamed the Dakotas with T. rex 66 million years ago. The beaked dinosaur, Anzu wyliei, is described in the latest issue of the

Life After Lights-Out: Ten Adaptive Reuses for Lighthouses

They’re picturesque, they’re historic, they’re functional — they’re lighthouses. And in many places, thanks to changes in guidance technology like GPS units and sonar, they’re obsolete. Often when a lighthouse is decommissioned, it gets

They’re picturesque, they’re historic, they’re functional — they’re lighthouses. And in many places, thanks to changes in guidance technology

Our primate ancestors that first lost most of their body hair were likely pale skinned, according to a new

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