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A Simple Change Transformed One of LA’s Busiest Intersections Into One of its Safest

The intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue is among the world’s most famous—you’ve seen it broadcast every year on the Oscars as the start of the red carpet. But like most celebrities, the tourist-thronged Los Angeles landmark had a very dark secret: It was known as one of the most dangerous intersections for pedestrians […]

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The Mighty Claw of the Mantis Shrimp Inspires Next-Gen Helmets and Body Armor

The powerful, hammer-like rounded claws of the mantis shrimp are incredibly strong, making them ideal for cracking open the hard shells of clams and crabs (its favored prey), and for warding off predators. Now those claws are also inspiring scientists keen on building super-strong materials to make tougher body armor and football helmets. Read more… […]

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Here’s Where Fear the Walking Dead Now Fits on The Walking Dead Timeline

Watching Fear the Walking Dead, it’s difficult to not think about what’s happening on the other side of the continent. By that we mean Atlanta, the setting of the first Walking Dead show. Fear, of course, is a West Coast prequel set some time beforehand—but they’re both in the same universe. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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