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  1. The accelerated decomposition method transforms remains into soil and uses just an eighth of the energy required for cremation
  2. We present a list of some of the toughest words to spell, pulled straight from the collections
  3. The architect changed the way the world sees itself
  4. To mark the centennial birthday of the late folk icon, Smithsonian Folkways has released a six-CD collection featuring 20 previously unreleased tracks
  5. After a tense few hours, firefighters announce they saved the landmark from 'total destruction'
  6. A self-taught engineer, Margaret Knight bagged a valuable patent, at a time when few women held intellectual property
  7. NASA didn’t have two properly fitting and space-ready suits for both women
  8. From red to green to indigo, each color provides festival-goers with a sense of beauty, ritual and tradition
  9. The decision brings an end to a 27-year-old conflict and paves the way for the Republic of North Macedonia to join the NATO alliance
  10. Many national parks remain understaffed during the government shutdown while instances of vandalism and destruction rise