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Robots Get No Respect

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Robots Get No Love

Actual science has determined that human beings have very little compassion for robot torture. I wonder if they’d be bothered by water(mother)boarding.

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Supervillain Singalong

io9 has compiled a list of the 26 best supervillain songs of all time, and it is wonderful.

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You Are Hereby Banished

Unless that’s not entirely legal.

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Just One More Zombie Thing: Teddy Bears

UndeadTeds are so cool/cuddly/creepy. Who knew teddy bears have real brains?

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M-I-C: See You Real Soon Only If You’re A Member of the Secret Club

A while back, Stacy Conradt offered a great rundown of Disneyland’s ultra-exclusive Club 33. Here, the Daily Mail provides some pictures of what it looks like inside.

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Your Elementary Teachers Were Filthy Liars

It’s a global conspiracy! The concept of “silent reading” is a myth.

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Be A Better Human

With even more Life Hacks.

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Let's _Floss-ify Super Bowl Week

On Sunday, the Ravens will play the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII. The Ravens are named after the famous poem by Edgar Allan Poe. The 49ers are named for those that flocked out west in 1849 to find gold.

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Scientists Are Pushing For a Ban on Killer Robots
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A Growing Movement of Scientists is Pushing for a Ban on Killer Robots. Separating human judgment from war is a recipe for disaster.

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17 Homes You’ve Seen On TV And What They Look Like Off-Screen. Not shown: the tourists who stop and take pictures.

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The Curious Case of the Law of the Tongue. When orcas help you hunt whales, it's only right to share the meat with them.

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The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans. A return to rare and exotic bean varieties has made the humble legume cool.

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Why Restaurants Became So Loud—And How to Fight Back. An ambience designed for "buzz" and "energy" can damage your hearing.

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Should America Go Cash-Free? Digital money is convenient, but total reliance on banks comes with costs.

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10 Out-of-This-World Facts About Plan 9 From Outer Space. What made it a bad movie also made it a lot of fun.

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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel
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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel. Action Comics #1000 celebrates the anniversary by reminding us of what the superhero is all about.

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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food. Outstanding dishes at an event in North Carolina ranged from the sublime to the disgusting.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment. Muzafer Sherif manipulated boys at summer camp to hate each other in the 1950s, but they only learned the truth as elderly men.

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Ten Superstitions of Writers and Artists. They must have worked, since all these people became famous.

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On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters. The hobby never completely goes out of style.

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