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The Card Catalog Is Officially Dead

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The Sun Stole Part of Mars' Atmosphere, and NASA Was Watching

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This Ear Was Made With Vincent Van Gogh's DNA

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Someone Just Paid $826,000 for the Greatest Cat Painting of All Time

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The Statue of Liberty Was Originally a Muslim Woman

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Smithsonian SmartNews

Water Wives: Men in India Marry Extra Women to Fetch Them Water

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Smithsonian SmartNews

An Oregon Town Tried (and Failed) to Scare Off Sea Lions With a Fake Orca

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NASA Will Lose Contact With Mars for 14 Days This Month

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Smithsonian SmartNews

Chimpanzees Can Learn to Cook

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Smithsonian SmartNews

Japanese Elevators May Soon Have Toilets

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Smithsonian SmartNews

These Two Female Assassins Independently Tried to Kill Gerald Ford

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Smithsonian SmartNews

Museums Issue Most-Threatened List of Iraqi Treasures

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The Tallest Muir Woods Redwood Is Way Younger Than Scientists Expected

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Smithsonian SmartNews

This is What the First Home Pregnancy Test Looked Like

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New ATMs in China Recognize Your Face