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An American hauls in a HA-19 Japanese submarine following the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Submarine warfare would prove crucial during WWII. Penguin Random House hide caption

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Seizures, broken spines and vomiting: Scientific testing that helped facilitate D-Day

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Amanda Montell hosts the podcast Sounds Like a Cult. She's also the author of Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism. Kaitlyn Mikayla/Simon & Schuster hide caption

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'Magical Overthinking' author says information overload can stoke irrational thoughts

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Here's the shortlist of authors for the Carol Shields Prize for Fiction. The winner will be announced in Toronto on May 13th. McClelland & Stewart/Random House/Doubleday Canada/SJP Lit hide caption

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Stephen King's first novel, Carrie, turns 50 years old on Friday, and in honor of her birthday we asked you to share your favorite King stories with us. Above, Sissy Spacek stars in the 1976 film adaptation. Pictorial Press Ltd/Alamy Stock Photo hide caption

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Science writer David Baron witnesses his first total solar eclipse in Aruba, 1998. He says seeing one is "like you've left the solar system and are looking back from some other world." Paul Myers hide caption

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The physical sensations of watching a total solar eclipse

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'Women Behind the Wheel' explains how cars became a gendered technology

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Alexandra Tanner's debut novel centers two sisters in their 20s struggling with the love, anxieties and truths that they hold about each other. Sasha Fletcher hide caption

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'Worry' is a disturbing and honest picture of what it's like to be in your 20s

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An American reporter offers a first-hand account of Japan's toughest crime bosses

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