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The Fictional Dream Team

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The Ultimate Fictional Baseball Team. This dream team is composed of the heroic and talented players from baseball movies we know and love.
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Viral Video Stars Then and Now. They don't look different, but many have parlayed their moment in the sun into careers or onto reality TV.
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Eat Like a Greek: The Mediterranean Diet That Could Save Your Life. A new study touts the benefits of olive oil, nuts, and red wine.
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Making Roadkill Beautiful. Photographer Marian Drew takes dead animals, cleans them up, and places them in lovely settings for their final portraits.  
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PBS made a cartoon explaining the tongue-eating fish parasite Cymothoa exigua. Yeah, it's gross.  
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Kimmies Harpin’ Boontling: A Dying American Dialect? Learn a little about the language spoken by only about a dozen people in California.
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Lago Epecuén: The Lake That Drowned A Thriving Tourist Village. And then 25 years later, it reappeared -wrecked, but recognizable.  
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8 TV mashups almost as good as the originals. The Three Stooges starring in The A-Team? Yeah, I'll buy that!
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The disturbing rise of anorexia among very young children. It's too easy for kids to pick up our obsessions without really understanding them.

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The Last Solar Eclipse
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The Last Solar Eclipse. There will come a time when the moon is too far away to produce a solar eclipse.

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Nebraska's Fearless Maid. How Minnie Freeman saved her students during the blizzard of 1888.

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Confessions of a Costume Curator. Historic garments carry the ghosts of the people who once wore them.

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This Infant's Size Confirms a Concern Doctors Have Had for Years: Large babies as well as small babies can be an indication of problems ahead.

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18 Science Fiction Spacesuits, Ranked. They may look cool, but how safe and usable would they be in real life?

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The Haunting Magic of Ghost Buildings. They aren't there anymore, but they've left evidence of their existence on the shared walls of the adjacent buildings.

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Technology Could Make Us Immortal. (But there will be consequences.)

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6 Unexpected Consequences of a Solar Eclipse. Be ready for them.

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Einstein is Proved Right (Again)
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Deep in the Heart of Our Galaxy, Einstein is Proved Right Again. His theory of general relativity holds true even at the black hole near the center of our galaxy.

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"Total Eclipse of the Heart" Was Almost a Meat Loaf Song. It was written for him, but then detoured to Bonnie Tyler.

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The Atomic Bomb That Was Too Big To Use. The largest nuclear bomb ever made, Tsar Bomba, was actually a scaled-down version of the original design.

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6 Weirdly Specific Ideas Movies Have About Normal Bathrooms. You'll be surprised by the many times the same weird thing happens in a bathroom across different fictional worlds.

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What It’s Like to Apartment Hunt With a Boyfriend Who Has No Credit Score. He's a responsible guy, but couldn't prove it on paper.

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The 33 Most Romantic Moments In TV History. Get your hankies out.

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27 Hilariously Nasty Sounding Mushroom Species Names. They would be hurt by them if they had feelings.

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