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New York-based video journalist Rebecca Davis swapped out her work camera for her iPhone on the subway, taking over 3,000 candid photos of fellow passengers in 2012 alone. She calls the series “Commuters.”

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After announcing a decision to cut costs by eliminating Saturday mail delivery services, the U.S. Postal Service is taking a foray into high-end fashion with a line of “smart apparel” and accessories for men. The “Rain Heat & Snow” brand will operate a storefront in New York City’s Garment District, where they will have no excuse for closing due to inclement weather.

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The human body is a work of art: Y/N? If you answered yes, of course yes, then Austria has the museum exhibit for you.

Marcel Proust looks like he plays a mean air guitar. Serena Williams seems more of the strumming your pain with her fingers type.

Henry Grossman spent four years and 6,500 frames documenting the rise of the Beatles, but most of his photos were never published.

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This list of 10 fictional characters based on real people might surprise you.

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For anyone waxing nostalgic about Hostess Twinkies already, Gone But Not Forgotten Groceries will really help you wallow in your old-school snack memories. Remember Crystal Pepsi?

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According to this rundown of Oscar speech thank-yous since 1971 by the numbers, Academy Award winners are most thankful for their wives, mothers, America, and Harvey Weinstein.

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Volcanic Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice
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Solid Evidence of Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice. Over 100 volcanoes, hidden under ice sheets, could destabilize the continent.

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In 1859, the United States and Britain Almost Went to War Over a Pig. The farmers of San Juan Island called in the troops to determine sovereignty once and for all.

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The Contentious Physics of Wiffle Ball. An engineer explains his experiments to find out why it curves.

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A Fortune Lost at Sea: Ship Sinks with California Gold Rush Treasure. Hundreds died, and the loss of gold caused several banks to fail.

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How Don Hewitt Invented 60 Minutes and Changed Journalism Forever. The show is beginning its 50th year on the air.

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This Ghost Town was Aiming Nuclear Missiles at America from Just 125 Miles Away. Gudym, on the eastern edge of Russia, is now just a shell of its former self.

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How Scientists are Revolutionizing Beer. Small batches of craft beer enable brewers to experiment and innovate.

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Welcome to One of the World's Last Matriarchal Societies. Kihnu, an island off the coast of Estonia, is struggling to preserve its culture.

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Why Denmark is the World's Happiest Country
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5 Reasons Why Danes Are Happier Than the Rest of Us. The surprise is not the reasons themselves, but the fact that they are common among the population.

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Who Would Win in a Competition Between a Science Museum and a Natural History Museum? A game of one-upmanship was played out on Twitter, and readers were the winners.

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What Happens When War Is Outlawed. Fifteen nations did just that in 1928, but it didn't last long.

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My Three Years in Identity Theft Hell. Proving who you are when someone else is, too, becomes a full-time job with no perks.

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Elon Musk Releases an Explosive Mega-Collection of His Greatest Rocket Failures. Still, risking failure is the only path to technological breakthrough.

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Put Away Your Pumpkins, It's Still Summer. Autumn creep is a sign we're becoming divorced from the natural progression of the growing season.

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Early Time Travel? Why Britain Lost 11 Days in 1752.

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