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We Could Have Had A Robot

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You Blew It, Internet

I agree with Jon Stewart. We could have all realized the glorious dream of having a robot march mechanically around the Monopoly board. But that dream was all for naught. The Iron wanted to say a few things, too.

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Would You Like Some Fresh Cracked Pepper On Your McNuggets, Sir?

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Learn How to Learn

This free MIT class can help you get your brain around any new thing. But how do you learn how to learn how to learn? That’ll be for a future video to address.

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What Is This Cancer Research We’ve Been Hearing So Much About?

This article explores what becomes of all of the money that’s donated toward the goal of ending cancer.

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Laughing at Cancer

Until there’s a cure, human beings continue to grasp at ways to understand and deal with this horrific disease. Splitsider has a great article on comedians who faced the disease head on—and laughed.

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Control Yourself

What better way to show people you’re in control than to sport a t-shirt with dozens and dozens and dozens of video game controllers on it?

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Gumbo Cupcake

I couldn’t think of anything more interesting to use as a headline than that. If you didn’t get to New Orleans for the Super Bowl, you can still enjoy a unique creole creation in your own kitchen.

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