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The Science of Aging

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The latest video from AsapSCIENCE on The Science of Aging might send you into a nervous spiral, contemplating your own mortality as your biological clock ticks to a halt, but it might also help you plan ahead.

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This gallery of 15 Legendary Writers At Their Typewriters will make you long for the days before Microsoft Word.

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As “Snowquester 2013” takes the Northeast by storm, Atlantic Cities has compiled a map recording historic instances of Obnoxious Snowstorm Names. Washington, D.C. in particular appears to be heavily invested in coining the most groan-inducing nicknames for their meteorological phenomena.

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Even after you spend a minute staring into this multicolored optical illusion, you won’t believe it.

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Some people are now taking their long-distance relationships to the next level with Skype marriages.

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The owners of these 10 businesses with excellent/awful puns for names are at least savvy marketers, although I suspect that Stubbs Prosthetics and Orthotics, Inc. may just be an unfortunate coincidence.

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Poet E. E. Cummings recites his own poem, “anyone lived in a pretty how town,” with a measured, yet sing-songy rhythm that calls to mind equal parts Laurence Olivier and Dr. Seuss.

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The first trailer for Joss Whedon’s film adaptation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing has finally been released. It’s a jazzy black-and-white number featuring Nathan Fillion, Clark Gregg, and the inside of Joss Whedon’s house.

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How Will Martian Laws Differ From Earth's Laws?
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How Will Martian Laws Differ From Earth's Laws? Enforcement of existing laws from Earth will be impossible for a small population millions of miles away.

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The Creepy Cabinet That Inspired Jekyll and Hyde. Robert Louis Stevenson's childhood bedroom had a cabinet made by a carpenter who led a double life.

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14 Unmade Hammer Horror Films. Some ideas were too bizarre even for the erstwhile British gothic film studio.

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A Brief History of Bat-Marriage. Batman has been spotted carrying Kathy Kane, Vicki Vale, Julie Madison, Selina Kyle, Lois Lane, and Wonder Woman across the threshold—most of them twice.

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John Banvard is the most successful American artist you've never heard of. His chosen medium was an obscure 19th-century show business gimmick, and he managed to completely squander his fortune.

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Why Everyone Knows the Same Scary Slumber-Party Stories. People who know them don't recall where they first heard them.

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9 Naked Cakes for When You Don't Feel Like Frosting. You'll feel good about avoiding too much sugar, too.

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8 Antique Maps That Were the First of Their Kind. Each one gave us a new way to look at our world.

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Where is the Line Between Fandom and Obsession?
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Where is the Line Between Fandom and Obsession? Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur discuss what it takes to be a superfan.

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The Roller Skating Scene from Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times. A lesson in special effects from 1936.

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From Prejudice to Pride. As the indigenous Ainu begin to assert their place among the people of Japan, an archaeological dig reveals more about their past.

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How U.S. Colleges Went from Pitiful to Powerful. The flexibility born of the system's ragged beginnings helped make the American higher education business what it is today.

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A Brief History of the Danse Macabre, from a Paris cemetery to David S. Pumpkins. It's a reminder that no one escapes death.

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Life Along the Russian Border. Border security reflects each nation's history with Russia.

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The Frenetic Enchantment of New York City. French photojournalist Jean-Pierre Laffont captures the city's charm in 50 years of photos.

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Hellish Nell, The Last Person Imprisoned for Witchcraft in Britain. And that was only 73 years ago!

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