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The Colors of Holi

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The brilliant colors of India's Holi festival. Bright powder and dyes are thrown around to welcome in the spring season.
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A Convincing Argument That The Walking Dead And Toy Story Are One And The Same. The similarities are uncanny, and may possibly contain spoilers.
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The annual Christmas Island crab migration is a jaw-dropping show. If you can't make it to the other side of the world in the fall, watch the millions of synchronized moving crabs on video.
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The third season of Game of Thrones will follow the George R. R. Martin novel A Storm of Swords, the most complicated book in the series. Critics who've seen a few of the new shows say the television version translates the original material quite well.  
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Italy wants Amanda Knox to come back and stand trial again for murder. Meanwhile, her memoirs will still be released as scheduled on April 30th.
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Israelis Get Kosher Cigarettes for Passover. For the first time, smokes are available that have been vetted by rabbis.
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Hauntingly Empty Photos of Infamous War Landmarks. I recognized every one of these backgrounds even without the iconic subjects.

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The Real Gold Rush Wealth
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The Man Who Got Rich Off the Gold Rush ... Without the Gold. The folks who really prospered were those who provided goods and services to the prospectors.

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Five Elements and Substances That Turned Out Not to Exist. Science progresses with two steps forward and one step back.

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An American Werewolf in London Is Still the Best Horror Reimagining. A look back at the 1981 thriller.

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NASA's Ambitious Plan To Save Earth From A Supervolcano. And we might produce usable energy as a bonus.

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The Devil’s in the Details of These Dark Miniature Scenes. Artist Frank Kunert makes beautiful dioramas, but they each have something weird going on.

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Why Lottery Winners Make Dangerous Neighbors. It's not because they attract burglars.

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Your City's 'Ghost Signs' Have Stories to Tell. Craig Winslow has a unique method of preserving old painted walls without affecting the building itself.

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Iconic Plague Images Are Often Not What They Seem. What a real plague victim looked like was worse, but not as easily conveyed in a painting.

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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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