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Weekend Links: A Robot’s-Eye View of Mars

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NASA’s Curiosity Rover took a selfie on Mars.

With this handy GIF guide to Michael Jackson’s most famous dance move, you too can Moonwalk.

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In this literary map of the United States, the Northeast is Longfellow, Salinger, Emerson, and Poe; Cormac McCarthy dominates Texas, with O. Henry at a respectable second place; and Herman Melville, unsurprisingly, occupies the sea.

Foreign movie posters, like these 15 advertisements for classic Oscar winners, can sometimes help reveal how different cultures perceive American cinema. Other times, they’re just downright weird.

The graphic design and typography nerds out there will appreciate this look at great and not-so-great subway logos from around the world. While some do effectively convey the speed and ease of rail travel, others look better suited to airlines or Power Rangers.

These 10 actors should’ve fired their accent coaches.

What films have the current and former presidents screened in the White House movie theatre? Lots of war movies, cowboy movies, Naked Gun, and Field of Dreams, for starters.

Dumbphone, flexitarian, appletini, and tweetable are just a few of the words newly admitted to Oxford Dictionaries Online.

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How Glow-in-the-Dark Jellyfish Inspired a Scientific Revolution
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How Glow-in-the-Dark Jellyfish Inspired a Scientific Revolution. The story of the discovery of green fluorescent protein.

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Ranking America’s Top 10 Chain Restaurants. When you're on the road for the holidays, you'll know what to expect for dinner.

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How Hoarding Works. It's not just a habit or a hobby, but a serious mental illness.

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Meet the Most Toxic Plant in North America. Whatever you do, do not eat the spotted water hemlock.

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Why Millennials are Facing the Scariest Financial Future of Any Generation Since the Great Depression. Being born in the wrong year has consequences that last a lifetime.

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How Titanic’s Iconic Necklace Almost Sank an Entire Company. The J. Peterman Company was the only officially licensed producer of the Heart of the Ocean.

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Star Wars and the Unfortunate Ubiquity of the Final Climactic Explosion. It's happened several times already; let's see something different.

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13 Weird and Wonderful Gingerbread Houses. You can make anything from imagination and royal icing.

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5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa
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5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa This Holiday Season. Your children will never forget the experience.

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Dr. No: The First James Bond Movie. Peruse some trivia behind the film that started it all in 1962.

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We Should Teach Basic Lifesaving Skills to Everyone. Even kids can develop the skills to be a hero when they are needed.

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The Rise and Fall and Rise of South Africa’s Ostrich King. Lithuanian entrepreneur Max Rose raised his own birds to decorate European ladies' hats.

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In 1932, Rabbi Dr. Akiva Posner and His Wife Rachel of Kiel, Germany, Placed Their Hanukkah Menorah in a Window Facing the Nazi Party Headquarters Across the Street. The family still uses that menorah.

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The Doomsday Diet. Cold War bunkers were stocked for survival, not gourmet dining.

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38 Wonderful Words With No English Equivalent. If we could pronounce them, we would adopt them.

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