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The 2013 Allergy Season Could Be The Worst Ever. Lots of rain and snow boost pollen levels, and an early spring could see it released in record amounts.
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14 Pancakes Experiencing An Identity Crisis. Meaning, they look like something besides pancakes, but we'd still eat them.
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Unable to hold its ground against a real army, the Taliban turns its terrorism against teachers and young schoolgirls. Educated females may be their worst enemy, but the victims did nothing to deserve this.   
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Here’s A Particularly Wonderful Mr. Rogers Story To Warm Your Cold, Dark Heart. He took the time to help one student -and many other students who came after.
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Shakespeare was a tax dodger who grew rich through shady business deals, according to a new study.  Which may have inspired some parts of his plays.   
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A Brief Guide to Pop Culture in 1968. This meant to help you understand the series Mad Men, but for many of us, it's a trip down memory lane.
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Scientists Invent Harry Potter’s Invisibility Cloak—Sort Of. It works with microwave light so far; visible light is the next step.
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America is raising a generation of interns. The best jobs go to those who don't require a paycheck.
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Great Moments in April Fool's Day Online. Read about some of the classic pranks that others will try to top today.

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The Secret Underground Life of Newborn Meerkat Pups
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The Secret Underground Life of Newborn Meerkat Pups. Nature photographers fitted a meerkat with a camera to get a look inside.

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America’s Secret Ice Base Won’t Stay Frozen Forever. When the glacier hiding it is gone, environmental hazards will be exposed.

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All 11 Versions of the U.S.S. Enterprise, Ranked. With each described in excruciating detail.

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How Tennessee Became the Final Battleground in the Fight for Suffrage. The process was much dirtier than we ever learned in school.

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A Remix in Tribute to Han Solo. He had a lot of great lines over four films, so Eclectic Method gave them rhythm and rhyme.

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Ishmael Beah tells what it was like to go from child soldier in Sierra Leone to high school student in New York. His classmates couldn't figure out why he was so good at paintball.

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A Brief History of Credit Cards. They aren't as old as you might have thought.

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10 Allegedly Cursed Objects. Just keep telling yourself that all the bad things that happened around them could be coincidence.

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How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber
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How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber. When news outlets couldn't get to Montana in time, J-school volunteers went into action.

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Kottabos, the Ancient Greek Drinking Game. The skill involved was flinging wine from one's own cup at a target.

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An Acid Trip with Groucho Marx. Yeah, he did LSD. At age 77.

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How Creedence Clearwater Revival Became the Soundtrack to Every Vietnam War Movie. It's not only because those songs take you to that specific era.

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Owen KC Stephens tells a wonderful story about the time an elderly British couple wanted to learn how to play a Star Wars role-playing game. They didn't know what a role-playing game was, but they knew what they were doing.

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These Freaky Fish Can Turn Their Eyes Into Flashlights. The triplefin is tiny, but controls its own super power.

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Unauthorized Dwelling at Yale. Student Allan Kornfeld couldn't afford the dorm charges, so he lived in a campus ventilation shaft for his senior year.

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The Resistance Group That Battled Hitler With Words. The students who worked under the name White Rose paid dearly for their efforts.

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