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A Funeral for the Ape Woman

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The Long Overdue Burial of Julia Pastrana

Calling someone the Ape Woman is about as degrading as you can get. Refusing to bury her body for a century and a half after her death, just so you can show her off some more, adds a lot of insult to a lot of injury. Now she has been laid to rest at last.

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Scaling Down the Near Earth Asteroid

This article does a nice job of explaining the projectile that will be hurtling by Earth tomorrow, by turning the universe into a basketball court.

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I Heart the Universe

In honor of Valentine's Day, here's a collection of cosmic cardioids.

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Honey Bunny, The Wolf & A Royale With Cheese

Vanity Fair has put together a really great oral history of the film Pulp Fiction.

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Comedy More To Your Liking?

If Tarantino is not your speed, and you’d prefer to laugh, then this list of the 82 best comedies on Netflix Streaming will help you out.

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Happily Never After

Not all on-screen couples ride off into the sunset together. Some of them are just seriously screwed up.

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Valentine’s Day By the Numbers

News Flash: Americans like candy, jewelry and flowers.

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Pick Up Some Heinz

Warren Buffett is picking up a lot of Heinz. About $23 billion worth actually.

So, let’s revisit that old question about what the Heinz 57 varieties actually are.

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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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