Morning Cup of Links: Spider-Man at 50

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Tropical storm Isaac is scheduled to hit Louisiana on the seventh anniversary of Katrina. Meanwhile, the damage from hurricane Irene a year ago is still being felt.
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In the 50th anniversary issue of the Spider-Man comic books, Peter Parker gets a teenage sidekick. It's a big step that shows how far the character has grown from his roots as a shy, nerdy teenager that readers could identify with.
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Artist Daniel Wurtzel's installation called Magic Carpet consists only of a piece of fabric and a set of fans. But that's all that's needed for a mesmerizing dance sequence.
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Can identical twins get away with murder? Here are some stories of twins who tried to beat the system.
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Savanna is a hand-raised seven-week-old cheetah cub with an awesome punk hairdo at the Cincinnati Zoo. The zoo is documenting her life from all angles as she grows up to be one of the fastest animals on earth.
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10 Unusual Spas for Alternative Tranquility. I think I'll just jet off to Iceland; how about you?
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After a rash of suicides, NYU students designed a modern barrier on the 12th floor balcony of their library to stymie jumpers. Some call it artful, others compare the look to a prison.
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A feature film on the life and career of Lance Armstrong has been in the works for years. Now those who paid for the rights are wishing they hadn't put off making it so long.
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When you invest in a Death Star, make sure it's the real McCoy. The ad parodies the Mac Genius ads in the flavor of Star Wars.
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A rescued baby fruit bat could give a cheetah cub a run for the money for being cute. And all he wants to do is take a nap.
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Is the middle class to blame for its own economic woes? If borrowing is necessary for a decent life, people will do it.
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The Stories Behind 20 Muppet Favorites. Oh, you love the characters already, but if you know them better, you'll love them even more.

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August 27, 2012 - 1:04am
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