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When Did Americans Lose Their British Accents And More Questions From Our Readers

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Ask Smithsonian: How Many Rings Does Saturn Have?

The age, origin and purpose of Saturn's rings have mystified scientists since the days of Galileo

Ask Smithsonian: Are Cats Domesticated?

There is little genetic difference between a tabby and a wild cat, so scientists think the house cat is only domestic when it wants to be

How Do Seals Find Their Prey and More Questions From Our Readers

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Ask Smithsonian: Could the Volcano Beneath Yellowstone National Park Ever Erupt?

The good news is that an eruption there is highly unlikely, but the bad news is that it would be huge

Ask Smithsonian: Why Do We Love Junk Food So Much?

The jury is still out, but some are suggesting that sodas, chips and fries trick the brain into thinking no calories were consumed

Who Determined That the Sun Was a Star and More Questions From Our Readers

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Ask Smithsonian: Will the Leaning Tower of Pisa Ever Topple?

Imperceptible changes are occurring, but no worries, a collapse is not in the forecast

Are QR Codes Safe and Other Questions From Our Readers

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Ask Smithsonian: What's the Deepest Hole Ever Dug?

The answer to the question, says a Smithsonian researcher, is more about why we dig, than how low you can go

Ask Smithsonian: How Does a Satellite Stay Up?

Meet a Harvard-Smithsonian researcher who monitors all the satellites and explains why they rarely fall

Do Wolves Wag Their Tails Like Dogs and More Questions From Our Readers

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How Did Right-Handedness Evolve? And More Questions From Our Readers

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What’s the Difference Between Streets and Avenues and More Questions From Our Readers

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Why Is Colonel Pronounced With an R? And More Questions From Our Readers

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