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Captain Kirk’s Phaser Is Worth More Than Your House. The cool-looking weapon from Shatner's pilot episode sold for almost a quarter-million dollars.
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The 25 Books Every Kid Should Have on Their Bookshelf. I can vouch for each one that was available when I was a child.
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Jack Black's film School of Rock is going to become a Broadway musical. It will be adapted by none other than Andrew Lloyd Webber.
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The blog Everyday Sexism gives women a place to share their experiences of, well, everyday sexism. The bad part is that the site has gathered 25,000 stories in just one year.
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12 Awesome Solar-Powered Race Cars. Engineers all over the world compete to design the fastest car without a fill up.
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Cancer, Deadlines and Edwardian England. Trying to maintain a writing career while battling illness is no picnic.
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The short film Cargo take the zombie apocalypse to another level. Bring your hankie and watch a doomed father care for his baby girl.
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Dogs do great work sniffing out bombs, drugs, and even cancer. Now canines are being trained to find smuggled wildlife, whether alive or dead.
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After winning the men's basketball championship, the Louisville Cardinals winning team wanted to watch the school play in the women's championship game last night. But the NCAA said no.

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The X-Men Movies You Never Saw
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20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

The X-Men Movies You Never Saw. Filmmakers have been pushing the comic book heroes for almost three decades.

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How The Gambia Learned to Grow Both Forests and Food. The trick is allowing communities to own, care for, and protect their pieces of the forest.

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Having Babies on Mars Is Going to Be a ‘Titanic Challenge.’ At least one scientist suggests that we start genetically modifying humans to withstand the rigors of reproduction beyond Earth.

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The Five Stages of Watching a Star Wars Movie. See them all play out this weekend as Solo opens in theaters.

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Josiah Henson, the Real Inspiration for Uncle Tom’s Cabin. He settled in Canada, where he was free to publish his life experiences.

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24 Things Princesses At Disney Parks Would Never Tell You. The job comes with strict rules and high standards, but doesn't pay well.

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Meet Gustaf Broman, the 19th Century Con Man Who Attempted to Cross the Atlantic in a Log Boat. He never expected to succeed, as he had other plans for the trip.

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19 Acclaimed Authors and Their Typewriters. Some of those machines are still around, and some are still in use.

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World War II's Greatest Urban Legend
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Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons

An Invisible Warship is at the Center of WWII’s Greatest Urban Legend. Secret experiments, magnetic fields, and conspiracy theories led people to believe the USS Eldridge achieved teleportation.

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The Next Big Discovery in Astronomy Has Already Been Found. We Just Don't Know It Yet. Many important breakthroughs come from interpreting old data.

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Richard Wilkinson is producing a series of insect illustrations based on Star Wars characters called Arthropoda Iconicus. Star Wars fans will recognize who inspired each of these insects, but non-Star Wars fans will be forgiven if they take them as real species.

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The Curse of an Open Floor Plan. Do the benefits of a great room outweigh the disadvantages?

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Don't Pay for a Spell to Remove the Impediment. Especially if the impediment is you!

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The Army’s First Black Nurses Were Relegated to Caring for Nazi Prisoners of War. The military didn't want them, even during a nurse shortage.

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Rise of the Ticks. Insect-borne diseases have more than tripled in the past few years due to climate change.

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The Birthplaces of 9 Classic Salads. Read them all, and then select one to enjoy today.

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