Articles by Sarah Laskow

From left: Princess Tiger Lily, Indian Chief and Peter Pan as depicted in the 1953 film.

The Racist History of Peter Pan's Indian Tribe

Even in the early 20th century, though, critics saw Tiger Lily and her fellow "Picaninnies" as caricatures

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In Australia, Curiosity® Really Will Kill Feral Cats

Don't feel too bad for the cats, though: they kill millions of birds and little mammals every day

New Research

This Google Glass Owner Only Took His Device Off to Sleep And Shower

And when he checked into rehab, he couldn't stop touching his right temple

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All the Things a Hacker Can Find Out About You on Public Wifi

Your vacation, your job, your passwords

Joe McConaughy is trying to finish the Pacific Crest Trail faster than anyone ever has.

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Joe McConaughy Just Set a New Pacific Crest Trail Record

He finished all 2,660 miles, from Mexico and Canada, in 53 days, 6 hours and 37 minutes

Joe McConaughy is trying to finish the Pacific Crest Trail faster than anyone ever has.

This Hiker Is Trying to Make It from Mexico to Canada in Just 59 Days

Hikers and runners are trying to cover the country's longest, most iconic trails, faster than anyone ever has before

Leonardo DiCaprio plays Jay Gatsby in the latest adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel

Will the Real Great Gatsby Please Stand Up?

F. Scott Fitzgerald couldn’t resist putting his own life into his novels, but where’s the line between truth and fiction?

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The 2012 Election’s Big Winner: Math

Independently of President Barack Obama's win last night, this year's campaign was one in which numbers trumped gut

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Sounding Smart with SmartNews: Your Cheat Sheet to the Nobels

Here, in Twitter-sized bites, are descriptions of the work that won the Nobel this week

Oscar Pistorius

Double-Amputee Oscar Pistorius Will Compete In Olympics 400 Meter Race Without Qualifying

More than 18,000 acres burned in Waldo Canyon.

Here’s What $110 Million in Fire Damage Looks Like

The Waldo Canyon fire in Colorado was the most destructive in the state's history

Karl Marx

Marxism Is Cool Again

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North Carolina Rep Pushes Wrong Button and Approves Fracking in the State

Fracking can go ahead in North Carolina, all because one tired legislator pushed the wrong button

Goodness gracious, a great ball of fire

17 Minutes of Fireworks Go Off in 15 Seconds

Yesterday, in the San Diego Bay, a fireworks show meant to last 17 minutes went off in 15 seconds

Why We Set Off Fireworks on the Fourth of July

Because we always have

Laura Ingalls Wilder

‘Little House on the Prairie’ Author’s Autobiography Published for First Time Ever

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Vintage Summer Tips From the U.S. Government: “Overeating Is Overheating”

In the early 1940s, in the years after the country had entered World War II, American government had a particular interest in keeping workers on the job

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To Store Sunlight in Air, Just Add Water

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New Robot Eliminates Only Jobs Left – In the Service Sector

Carnegie Mellon University has developed a robot that can fill the gap of the absent salesperson

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The New York Fire Department Is Burning 20 Houses Down — On Purpose

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