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A Woman's Life, As Told Through Scientific Studies. Strange how research that should make us feel better about ourselves tends to just make us feel weird.
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You might be surprised at how many public shootings happen in the U.S. Here's an interactive map which you can use to find out about the violence near you.
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A New York grocery store unveiled its new "man aisle" for people who hate shopping. It's like a little convenience store at the end of the beer aisle.
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This is how you jump over a golf cart. Wait, no, that's a lesson in how not to do it.
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How do you get horses for the Olympic equestrian events to London? Believe it or not, you ship them by Fed Ex.
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The Queen of Versailles follows a newly-rich couple with a tacky 90,000 square-foot home in Orlando. You'd expect this to be the latest train wreck reality TV series, but this is a feature-length documentary. And a comedy.
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United States Air Force Col. Rob Kiebler surprised his son Danny in style when he came home from Afghanistan. He brought along a cast of characters from Star Wars!
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The star-studded action film The Expendables 2 opens August 17th. To get you ready, here's some behind-the-scenes footage of the mayhem.
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How did a blind archer set a world record at the Olympics? South Korea's Im Dong Hyun doesn't even want to think of himself as blind, just very nearsighted.
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6 Founding Members of the Internet Zoo. It's good to get in on the ground floor, because the internet is full of critters!

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The Origins of 36 Marvel Characters, Illustrated
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No matter what their powers, every super hero has an origin story, from Spider-Man’s radioactive bite to Iron Man’s life-threatening chest shrapnel. In their latest poster, the designers at Pop Chart Lab have taken their infographic savvy to the Marvel Universe, charting the heroic origins of 36 different Marvel characters through miniature, minimalist comics.

Without using any words, they’ve managed to illustrate Bucky Barnes's plane explosion and subsequent transformation into the Winter Soldier, Jessica Jones’s car crash, the death of the Punisher’s family, and other classic stories from the major Marvel canon while paying tribute to the comic book form.

Explore the poster below, and see a zoomable version on Pop Chart Lab’s website.

A poster featuring 36 minimalist illustrations of superhero origin stories.
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Keep your eyes open for future Marvel-Pop Chart crossovers. The Marvel Origins: A Sequential Compendium poster is “the first release of what we hope to be a marvelous partnership,” as Pop Chart Lab’s Galvin Chow puts it. Prints are available for pre-order starting at $37 and are scheduled to start shipping on March 8.

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