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Surfers Head Inland To Compete On Machine-Made California Waves

At Surf Ranch, built by 11-time World Surf League Champion Kelly Slater, waves are made by a machine, perfectly engineered for surfing.

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3 Black Teenage Scientists Had A Breakthrough, Then Came The Trolls

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4 Accusers Sue Taekwondo Champion Brothers For Alleged Sexual Abuse

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The Fortnite Craze Might Be Here To Stay

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Pipa Virtuoso Wu Man Brings Ancient Chinese Music To The Present

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On Derby Day, Visiting A College Where You Can Major In Horses

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Surfers Head Inland To Compete On Machine-Made California Waves

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