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Colbert's Commencement Address

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Do you recall who the commencement speaker at your graduation was? I don't, but I'd remember if Stephen Colbert had been there, delivering this memorable speech.
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In Croatia, unexploded mines dot the landscape and still kill people who find them. But a new animal is being trained to locate them for us: honeybees.
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Here's how you make a dozen hamburgers in Singapore. With style, efficiency, and lots of eggs.
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The 10 Best Sitcom Finales in TV History. Relive them with clips and tributes on video.
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Ernest Hemingway made a list of his favorite books in 1935. Here are some of them that you might not be familiar with.
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26 Simple Tricks To Make Your Kids Do Whatever You Want. Some of these ideas are genius; others are just good for a laugh.
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Dozens of children are abducted and taken to Japan every year. This is not trafficking, but divorce laws that favor Japanese parents over foreigners and do not recognize joint custody.  
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"Sea Butterflies" are actually a kind of snail called pteropods. These transparent sea creatures make some stunning photo subjects.
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The real problem with the Disney Princess brand. As the actual movies have grown more modern and diverse, the marketing princesses have been homogenized into "uniform fembots."

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Einstein is Proved Right (Again)
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Deep in the Heart of Our Galaxy, Einstein is Proved Right Again. His theory of general relativity holds true even at the black hole near the center of our galaxy.

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"Total Eclipse of the Heart" Was Almost a Meat Loaf Song. It was written for him, but then detoured to Bonnie Tyler.

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The Atomic Bomb That Was Too Big To Use. The largest nuclear bomb ever made, Tsar Bomba, was actually a scaled-down version of the original design.

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6 Weirdly Specific Ideas Movies Have About Normal Bathrooms. You'll be surprised by the many times the same weird thing happens in a bathroom across different fictional worlds.

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What It’s Like to Apartment Hunt With a Boyfriend Who Has No Credit Score. He's a responsible guy, but couldn't prove it on paper.

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The 33 Most Romantic Moments In TV History. Get your hankies out.

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27 Hilariously Nasty Sounding Mushroom Species Names. They would be hurt by them if they had feelings.

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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe
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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe. Encountering something that overwhelms your previous experience can be terrifying or enlightening.

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Dominoes and Fire. See a chain reaction of dominoes—powered by candles, hot air, and burning sparklers.

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Alan Hale Jr. "The Skipper." Meet the man behind the Gilligan's Island character.

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The 9 Most Nightmarish Movies About Nuclear Attacks. None of them are as scary as growing up during the Cold War arms race.

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5 Tips from NASA for Photographing the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21. The secret is preparing ahead of time.

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The Bloody San Antonio Origins of Chili Con Carne. One of the possible origin stories goes back as far as an uprising in 1813.

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The United States of Movies. The most iconic film set in each state, plotted on a colorful map.

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7 Spacecraft NASA Has Landed on Mars. Some future civilization may discover it and call it a robot planet.

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