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Star Wars-Themed Lunches

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18 Totally Badass Star Wars-Themed Lunches. Who'd want to ruin these by eating them?
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Two juvenile penguins at the Aquarium of the Pacific love to play video games on their iPad. Jeremy is pretty good, but Newsom scored a high 1600 points in Game for Cats.  
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Italian Ghostbusters Fan Builds Note-Perfect Set Replica (in his basement). Complete with friends in detailed uniforms.
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The Taliban shot Malala Yousafzai in the head for advocating for girls' education in Pakistan. Six months later, the 15-year-old is recovering and back in school -in England.
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Jimmy Fallon's 'Do Not Read' List For Spring 2013. You are, however, allowed to laugh at these books.
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A study suggests that birds may be evolving in ways to avoid traffic deaths. Cliff swallows are growing shorter wings than they did 30 years ago, and getting hit by cars less as well.
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The 12 Best Non-US Sitcoms of the Past 30 Years. With clips that show why they should be included in any sitcom tournament.
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How Facebook knew a man was gay before he came out. Your comments, searches, browsing history, and "likes" are all data points that allow big companies to figure you out.  

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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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