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Why Nancy Reagan's Sense of Style Wasn't Appreciated

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Like Jackie and Dolley before her, Nancy Reagan brought her own unique style to the White House. But economic times were tough, and what was seen as stylish in one era was now viewed as extravagant. From the Series: First Ladies Revealed: The Power of Style http://bit.ly/2DhddgW

Costa Concordia: Chaotic Footage from Inside the Crash

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Three hours into her weekly cruise around the Mediterranean, Costa Concordia crashes into an outcrop of rocks, sending passengers into a frenzied panic. From: CRUISE SHIP DOWN: SAVING CONCORDIA http://bit.ly/1Qn4lX9

How T-Rex Preyed on Armored Dinosaurs

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The biting force of T-Rex was around 400,000 pounds per square inch - the strongest bite of any animal to walk the earth. This enabled it to prey on large, often well-armored giants like the Triceratops. From the Series: Top Ten Deadliest Beasts http://bit.ly/2q92EHb

These Toads Are Trying to Mate with the Wrong Species

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Female fire salamanders rely on a castle’s fountain to give birth to their larvae. That’s if they can evade the amorous male toads who latch onto anything that moves. From the Series: Wild Castles: Heidelberg http://bit.ly/2SRqKXb

The Unique Beauty of Yorkshire Dales Inspires Its Divine Nickname

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With 800 miles of stunning hills and dipping valleys, it's clear that the often-cited beauty of the Yorkshire Dales is no exaggeration. It's earned its grandiose nickname: God's Own Country. From the Series: Aerial Britain: Northern England

Space Shuttle Discovery Lands at Smithsonian

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An historic journey from Kennedy Space Center to Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center marks the end of an era of space travel. From the Show: Space Shuttle: Final Countdown http://bit.ly/2ykBeDt

A Rare Glimpse Into a U.S. Marine's Combat Experience

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Curators at The National Air and Space Museum are thrilled when a former Marine Corps Officer, Captain "Leash" Dwyer, generously offers to donate his gear and other personal items from his time in combat. From: PLANES, CRANES AND ROCKETS http://bit.ly/SbCEb0

A Mission to Rescue a Vintage Train Runs Into Serious Problems

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A vintage steam locomotive, driven by a group of enthusiasts, suffers a problem that could end up derailing the train. If they're to avoid disaster, they'll need to fix the problem - and fast. From the Series: Humongous Moves: Titanic Trains https://bit.ly/2DJ5Hh3

Why Did the Pilot of Flight 140 Postpone His First Landing?

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It's April 26, 1994, and the pilot of China Airlines Flight 140 has just initiated a go-around - a decision to abort the landing, circle back and try again. Investigators would later ask if it was necessary. From the Series: Air Disasters: Deadly Go Round http://bit.ly/2Folrqh

Your Water Might Come from the Moon in the Future

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From building a resupply station in low Earth orbit, to mining minerals on nearby asteroids, private enterprise is already planning moneymaking missions to space. From: SPACE VOYAGES: Open For Business http://bit.ly/1kHuj5q

A Routine Landing Turns Into Every Pilot's Nightmare

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On April 5, 1991, Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 2311 was making a routine landing. Suddenly, the plane tilts dangerously to the left and the pilots lose control. From the Series: Air Disasters: Steep Impact http://bit.ly/2AqX5YH

This Footage of Jaguars in Panama Could Save Their Lives

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Ricardo Moreno is on a mission to convince Panamanian farmers not to hunt jaguars, which they fear are preying on their livestock. To do that, he shares with them moving footage of the magnificent animal, in the wild. From the Show: Panama's Animal Highway http://bit.ly/2AUBgAP

Is Sibling Rivalry an Important Survival Tool for Lion Cubs?

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This pair of lion cub siblings have dramatically different personalities – and some scientists believe the sibling rivalry it generates may be an important evolutionary tool. From the Series: Africa's Hunters: Bound By Blood http://bit.ly/2DFS6q6

Wonder Woman Was Based on This Real-Life Lady

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Wonder Woman's creator William Moulton Marston, was a Harvard trained psychologist and inventor; his wife is believed to be the model for the superheroine. From: SERIOUSLY AMAZING OBJECTS: Trailblazers http://bit.ly/1v5UNFo

A Bison Mom Pulls Out All the Stops to Save Her Drowning Calf

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A bison mother channels her fiercest maternal instincts to rescue her calf from a formidable and indiscriminate force: the rough waters of the Yellowstone River. From the Series: Epic Yellowstone: Down the River Wild https://bit.ly/2OEQmBT

Zorro Wasn’t Mexican or Spanish, But… Irish?

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Records reveal that one inspiration for the character of Zorro, a William Lamport who attempted to start a revolution in Mexico, was not Mexican or Spanish, but Irish. From the Series: Mystery Files: Zorro http://bit.ly/2g7V7TZ

Remembering Space Shuttle Columbia

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In January 2003, Space Shuttle Columbia launched with a crew of seven on a two-week mission. On the return flight, damaged heat shields allowed gas to penetrate the wing, and the spacecraft was destroyed. From: SPACE VOYAGES: Open For Business http://bit.ly/1n5zVrN

Surviving a Turbulent Crash Landing on the SFO Runway

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It's the morning of July 6, 2013, and an overnight flight from South Korea is preparing to land in San Francisco. One passenger looking out of the window notices something strange--seconds later, an alarm sounds in the cockpit. #airdisasters #planecrash From: AIR DISASTERS: Terror in San Francisco http://bit.ly/2nkkwv8

Where to Spend Your Golden Years

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Del Webb was a real estate mogul with a dream - of creating a new kind of village where senior citizens could grow old in comfort and style. From: AERIAL AMERICA: Arizona http://bit.ly/1phbQSw

This Mysterious Stone Structure Is Older Than Stonehenge

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Until recently, Britain's Stonehenge was thought to be the world's oldest set of stone monuments. But a recent discovery in the Turkish region of Göbekli Tepe has been estimated to be over 6,000 years older. From the Series: Secrets: Garden of Eden http://bit.ly/EdenSecrets

Breathtaking Views of the Largest Glacier in North America

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Alaska's Bagley Icefield is a gargantuan pool of solid ice that spans 120 miles. It produces many glaciers, including the massive Bering Glacier, which deposits 6.5 trillion tons of water a year into the Gulf of Alaska. From: AERIAL AMERICA: Natural Wonders http://bit.ly/1TgPbSx

An Apache Helicopter Attack Over Baghdad

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In 2007, Baghdad was on the precipice of being overtaken by insurgents. The U.S. military used their Apache helicopters to fight back. From: AIR WARRIORS: Apache http://bit.ly/1DElrcF

The Land of Mountaintop Removal

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Over five hundred mountains in West Virginia have been destroyed because of new mining techniques used by coal companies in the Appalachians. From: AERIAL AMERICA: West Virginia http://bit.ly/1lEvUuh

This Molecule Could Explain the Origin of Life

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Hydrogen cyanide is a molecule that appears to be at the heart of the creation of life. To create it, scientists need a burst of energy the equivalent of an endless lightning storm. From the Series: Finding Life in Outer Space http://bit.ly/2HhPhPd
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