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Backstage at the Puppy Bowl

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The 58 Cutest Things Found Behind The Scenes At The Puppy Bowl. Who needs to win games when winning your heart is way better?
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There have already been three sequels and a TV movie version of Psycho that never measured up. But a new A&E series called Bates Motel is a prequel, and just might be worth watching.
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Beautiful Vintage Menus Featuring Gross Vintage Dishes. Altogether, the lovely artwork outweighs the outdated recipes.
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Remembering those who left us by the books they read and loved. A shared appreciation of literature can help us understand our family members.  
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Why don't some New Yorkers pronounce their Rs? The fall and rise of rhoticity in New York City English.
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Doogie Houser Meets Catch Me If You Can in Real Life. A teenager in Australia impersonated a doctor for months, but couldn't be arrested until he started treating patients.
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Green energy may be colliding with unintended consequences in California. Lots of new acreage devoted to solar and wind farms is taking an undetermined bite out of agricultural land.
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A crime writer and former detective believes his father was a serial killer 70 years ago, and is responsible for the Black Dahlia murder. A corpse-sniffing dog may have turned up new clues to bolster his case.
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If you're not one of the working poor, learn something about those who work hard for poverty-level wages. They make up a huge part of the U.S. population.
 

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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe
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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe. Encountering something that overwhelms your previous experience can be terrifying or enlightening.

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Dominoes and Fire. See a chain reaction of dominoes—powered by candles, hot air, and burning sparklers.

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Alan Hale Jr. "The Skipper." Meet the man behind the Gilligan's Island character.

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The 9 Most Nightmarish Movies About Nuclear Attacks. None of them are as scary as growing up during the Cold War arms race.

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5 Tips from NASA for Photographing the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21. The secret is preparing ahead of time.

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The Bloody San Antonio Origins of Chili Con Carne. One of the possible origin stories goes back as far as an uprising in 1813.

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The United States of Movies. The most iconic film set in each state, plotted on a colorful map.

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7 Spacecraft NASA Has Landed on Mars. Some future civilization may discover it and call it a robot planet.

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Where Did That Tuna Come From?
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Why You Should Care About Where Your Tuna Comes From. Pollutants are not the same across the globe.

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A Demonstration of How Water Acts in Space. Watch an astronaut blow fruit punch like bubble gum.

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I Wore A Mars Space Suit And It Was Exhausting. Living in an inhospitable atmosphere will be no walk in the park.

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John Ballou Newbrough's Orphan Utopia. His new Faithist religion was dictated by angels in the 1880s.

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How to Spot a Fake Viral Video. Begin with the idea that not every recording is true to life.

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The Bloody, Exhilarating Bonnie and Clyde Broke Taboos When it Hit Screens 50 Years Ago. It was historical fiction, yet resonated with the counterculture.

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The Game of Thrones Characters Need to Hang Out More. Battles and special effects are nice, but dialogue is where the show really shines.

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How WWII Saved The Great Gatsby From Obscurity. It took almost 20 years for the book to become a hit.

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