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How the entire television universe is linked together through the character of Detective John Munch. With extra links that could suck up your entire day.
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Words American Presidents Made Famous. Never misunderestimate the power of the decider-in-chief.
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Photographer Tadao Cern turned a leaf blower on his subjects before he took their portraits. The results are remarkable in that the models didn't kill him either then or when they saw the pictures.
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The mysterious White Nose Syndrome has killed millions of bats in the US over the past few years. Now the first confirmed case has been found in Mammoth Cave National Park.
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The story of how Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o lost his girlfriend to leukemia has been covered by every sports journal on the planet. And now it turns out that she never even existed.
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Our friends over at Latitude News are trying to launch a podcast and need your help!
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The Sundance Film festival opens today. Here are 13 of the featured films you should see sooner or later.
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A young woman documented her 3-year transition from male to female in a thousand photographs of her face. Here they are in a fast-moving video showing the gradual yet substantial changes.
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Daily Tekk put out a list of the 100 Best, Most Interesting Blogs and Websites of 2013. They like us!

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How A Wrinkle in Time Inspired Female Scientists
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True Stories of How A Wrinkle in Time Inspired Female Scientists. The right book at the right time can change the world.

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How a Pile of Unpaid Bills Led to Washington, D.C. The new city was to be a haven from angry creditors.

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At the NBA All-Star Game, Fergie Performed "The Star Spangled Banner" as a Sultry Torch Song. The response was not so much outrage as it was laughter.

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Hawai‘i’s Last Outlaw Hippies. They've been squatting in the Kalalau Valley for 50 years, but that's coming to an end.

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The Insect That Painted Europe Red. When Conquistadors brought cochineal insects back from the Aztec empire, the color they produced made Spanish dyers rich.

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A New Model Predicts That the 'Ideal' Mammal Is 2.5 Times Bigger Than an Elephant. That model assumes adequate resources from an abundant Earth.

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New York’s Oldest Dim Sum Restaurant and the Secrets of Chinatown. Take a tour of Doyers Street, also known as Bloody Angle.

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15 of History's Greatest Mad Scientists. How being downright insane can lead to thinking outside the box.

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5 Surprising Things DNA Has Revealed About Our Ancestors
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Five Surprising Things DNA Has Revealed About Our Ancestors. Our genes are largely the result of travel and intermingling.

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The Top 10 National Parks You've Probably Never Heard Of. One of them may be closer to you than you thought.

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The Well-Dressed Suffragist. If you're going to protest, you'll need to buy a charming new hat.

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The Presidential Portrait That Was the “Ugliest Thing” LBJ Ever Saw. (The artist did not take that comment kindly.)

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In the game Robot Mind Meld, the object is to come up with the same word as a robot in as few steps as possible. Keep in mind that the robot is not as intuitive as you are.

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The Father Of Artistic Figure Skating. It was all about making a perfect figure 8 on the ice until Jackson Haines came along.

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Amazon's Big Gamble on Grocery Delivery. What impact could a giant competitor have on existing businesses?

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President John Tyler's Grandsons Are Still Alive. Tyler took office in 1841, and eventually had 15 children.

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