Morning Cup of Links: Laugh Tracks

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Public schools are experimenting with classes segregated by sex. On the one hand, it eliminates some student stress and inhibitions. On the other hand, it seems like "separate but equal" education, which never was equal.
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Doctor Who companions Amy and Rory are getting their own spinoff series. Pond Life will only be available on the web, and it begins Monday.
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The Science of Weight Loss. These diet tips have been vetted by scholarly journals and the scientific community at one time or another, so pay attention.
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11,000 acres of prime wildlife habitat in Wisconsin and Illinois have been set aside as a refuge. The Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge came about after eight years of lobbying.
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Imagine, just imagine, strutting around London in this, um, "hybrid" vehicle.
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Lobster meat is cheap. Why are lobster rolls so expensive?
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An adorable deer gives a ringtail lemur a bath. Either lemurs are much bigger than I thought, or that is a tiny little deer.
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The Dark Knight Rises has made almost a billion dollars by now, but it has sold 10 million fewer tickets than the first Batman film in 1989. When fewer people go to the theaters, the logical thing to do is raise ticket prices, right?
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Nike's new LeBron X basketball shoes will set you back $315. The strange part is, people just might buy them.
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Artificially Sweetened: The Story of Canned Laughter. Laugh tracks were basically the doing of just one man.
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8 ways dogs improve your health. Noticeably absent: they keep strangers with bad intentions away from your home.
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Why Do We Yawn? Please don't answer "Because the links are boring." Just go read the science.

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August 23, 2012 - 1:05am
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