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Why We Lie

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Why We Lie: The Science Behind Our Deceptive Ways. We're pretty good at deception, but not so good at detecting it.

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This new game tests your ability to spot fake news—and it’s not as easy as you’d think. However, Factitious will help you to distinguish between who to trust and who not to trust on the internet.

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The Strange Tale of Two Irishmen Who Fought for Hitler. For them, it was the easiest way out of the POW camp.

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Mary Katherine Goddard was the brave printer who made copies of the Declaration of Independence for the colonies, and put her full name on the document. That could have gotten her killed if the Revolutionary War had ended differently.

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Nightmarish Crocodile Relative Terrorized Dinosaurs in Prehistoric Madagascar. The newly-named Razanandrongobe sakalavae was a land predator that ate dinosaurs for breakfast.

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Aliens Among Us: Almost psychedelic microscopic photography of beetles, mites, spiders, and moths. Photographer Igor Siwanowicz makes them into works of art.

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I went to Disney World as a childless adult. It was awesome.

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6 Amazing Animals That Practically Lived Forever. The longevity outliers became celebrities in their time.

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Game of Thrones Has Changed the Real World
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6 Ways Game of Thrones has Changed the Real World. Even those who don't watch it know the characters as cultural metaphors.

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The Only Thing Worse than Watching an Offensively Bad Comedy is Watching One You Supposedly Wrote. A.J. Via got a movie deal and lost all control of the finished product.

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To Fight Smallpox in the Spanish Colonies, King Charles IV Sent a Ship on a Vaccination Mission in 1803. The expedition included 22 orphans carrying the fresh vaccine in their bodies to keep it safe enough to last the voyage around the world.

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For Centuries, People Celebrated a Little Boy’s First Pair of Trousers. Once he was toilet-trained and could dress himself, he could become a real boy.

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What A Doctor Calls A Condition Can Affect How We Decide To Treat It. A familiar term carries a lot of baggage, while a new term will encourage patients to just follow doctor's orders.

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Ben Stiller's Never-Ending Midlife Crisis. His new movie Brad's Status is the fourth that explores that theme.

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Sir Arthur and the Fairies. After a thorough but flawed investigation, the Sherlock Holmes author believed the Cottingley Fairies were real.

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Great Stephen King Stories
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16 Great Stephen King Stories to Read This Fall. In case you want to scare yourself silly alone in the dark.

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Cowabunga! Strange Cow Stories. Bossy has gotten herself into some weird places.

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How Two Lesbians Fought the Nazis With a Typewriter. Lucy Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe kept up a propaganda war from their home in the Channel Islands.

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Can You Survive on Potatoes Alone? Maybe, but there are drawbacks to potatoes as a life-sustaining food.

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Why Back-to-School Season Feels Like the New Year—Even for Adults. The majority of people spend more than half their lives tied to the school calendar.

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A Visual History of Lunchboxes. Come for the nostalgia, stay for the trivia.

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An Austrian Ossuary Holds Hundreds of Elaborately Hand-Painted Skulls. The custom is a combination of memento mori and identification.

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A Brief History of United States Currency. Until the Civil War, money was printed privately by banks.

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