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The Psychology of Scams

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Why People Buy the Con

Fake bomb detectors, fraudulent disease diagnosing machines and Ouija boards all take advantage of the same psychological phenomenon in order to trick people.

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Oh My God This Is Really Happening!

New Arrested Development posters have been released, one for each main character. I’m starting to believe there may actually really be new shows on the way.

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A Well-Drawn Character

Kevin McShane has drawn himself in 100 different cartoon styles. Be sure to scroll down and see how many of the different looks you can identify.

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The World’s Most Beautiful Bookstore

The Grand Splendid bookstore is just that—grand and splendid. 

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Not As Beautiful

This website documents the odd assortment of tomes in the Guantanamo Bay prison library. (Via Digg)

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How They Found Them

Inside the 102-hour chase for the Tsarnaev brothers.

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Name That Meme

Find out just how much time you spend on the web by identifying the names of these internet icons.

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How Jupiter May Have Gifted Early Earth With Water
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How Jupiter May Have Gifted Early Earth With Water. Young gas giants throw debris toward inward planets, including hydrogen-rich materials.

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Brazil's Geography Problem. It's a big country with lots of people, so why isn't it a world power?

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The Science of Hearing. Our ability to detect and interpret sounds is due to an amazing and complicated biological system.

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Lucasfilm Might be Putting Future Star Wars Spinoffs on Hold. Solo's disappointing box office was a surprise glitch in the moneymaking machine.

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Why Women Say Nothing Is Wrong When Something Is Clearly Wrong. She has plenty of reasons not to share it with you right now.

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How to Decorate Like a Viking. Archaeologists have built a palette of the paint colors used on Viking homes and buildings.

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The Breastfeeding Zealots of the Neonatal Ward. Maternal lactation is pushed to the point of shaming mothers with hungry babies.

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9 Amazing Tiki Bars. A visit will cool you off even on the hottest day.

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Sneaky Ways Restaurants Are Hacking Your Brain
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Sneaky Ways Restaurants Are Hacking Your Brain. Check out 25 subtle tricks that make you spend more.

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Here’s How You Can Help Fight Family Separation at the Border. A list of resources and organizations that need your skills, time, or money.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Summer Solstice. While the days will only get shorter from here, temperatures will still go up.

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The Forgotten Chefs Who Made Chili Con Carne a Tex-Mex Standard. Women running their own businesses gave us an entirely new cuisine.

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You Would Never Expect Killer Whales to Appear Here. Arctic Ocean prey that once fed polar bears is fair game for orcas.

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Brooklyn's Defunct Domino Sugar Plant Opens as Domino Park. Pictures show how an old factory can become a community park and still retain its history.

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First Impressions. Tom Comitta took the first sentence from 268 New Yorker short stories, sorted them, and combined them into one surprisingly cohesive tale.

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The Original Locations of 15 Famous Chain Stores. There might be one near you!

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