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The Kevin Bacon of TV

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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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Volcanic Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice
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Solid Evidence of Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice. Over 100 volcanoes, hidden under ice sheets, could destabilize the continent.

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In 1859, the United States and Britain Almost Went to War Over a Pig. The farmers of San Juan Island called in the troops to determine sovereignty once and for all.

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The Contentious Physics of Wiffle Ball. An engineer explains his experiments to find out why it curves.

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A Fortune Lost at Sea: Ship Sinks with California Gold Rush Treasure. Hundreds died, and the loss of gold caused several banks to fail.

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How Don Hewitt Invented 60 Minutes and Changed Journalism Forever. The show is beginning its 50th year on the air.

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This Ghost Town was Aiming Nuclear Missiles at America from Just 125 Miles Away. Gudym, on the eastern edge of Russia, is now just a shell of its former self.

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How Scientists are Revolutionizing Beer. Small batches of craft beer enable brewers to experiment and innovate.

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Welcome to One of the World's Last Matriarchal Societies. Kihnu, an island off the coast of Estonia, is struggling to preserve its culture.

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Why Denmark is the World's Happiest Country
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5 Reasons Why Danes Are Happier Than the Rest of Us. The surprise is not the reasons themselves, but the fact that they are common among the population.

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Who Would Win in a Competition Between a Science Museum and a Natural History Museum? A game of one-upmanship was played out on Twitter, and readers were the winners.

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What Happens When War Is Outlawed. Fifteen nations did just that in 1928, but it didn't last long.

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My Three Years in Identity Theft Hell. Proving who you are when someone else is, too, becomes a full-time job with no perks.

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Elon Musk Releases an Explosive Mega-Collection of His Greatest Rocket Failures. Still, risking failure is the only path to technological breakthrough.

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Put Away Your Pumpkins, It's Still Summer. Autumn creep is a sign we're becoming divorced from the natural progression of the growing season.

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Early Time Travel? Why Britain Lost 11 Days in 1752.

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