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Colbert's Commencement Address

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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Welcome to the Year of the Dog
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Happy Chinese New Year! Welcome to the Year of the Dog.

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The Evolution of Marvel’s Black Panther. Introduced in 1966, the character hits the big screen this weekend.

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The Very Real History of Death Stars. Germany, the Soviet Union, and the U.S. have all drawn up plans for weaponized satellites.

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The Karate Kid gets a modern makeover with Cobra Kai. Daniel and Johnny will revive their unresolved conflicts as older adults in the YouTube Red series.

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How the “Heart Balm Racket” Convinced America That Women Were Up to No Good. Sensational cases of gold diggers meant the end of breach of promise lawsuits.

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What Europe's Oldest Wine Tells Us About Ancient Sicilians. Samples hidden in a cave thousands of years ago hold clues to their everyday lives.

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15 of the World's Most Stunning Winter Destinations. You still have time to book a trip before the tourist season starts.

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10 Weird Facts About Lobsters
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10 Weird Facts About Lobsters. If they were designed as movie aliens, they would be too implausible.

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Making Artificial Earthquakes with a Four-Ton Steel Ball. Get out of the way when it's dropped in the name of science!

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Jerry Lewis in The Bellboy. It wasn't a typical Jerry Lewis movie, but it worked.

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The Incinerator House. Artist Ron Fleming turned an abandoned industrial structure into a home and a work of art.

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Why Adam Rippon Didn’t Win. He finished behind two competitors who fell because of the complicated math of figure skating.

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Was Young Luke Skywalker a Selfless Hero or a Freeloader? Luke took advantage of the Rebel Alliance in using an X-wing or two as his personal vehicle, but a commenter refutes that argument in style.

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15 'Trials of the Century' and the Media Frenzies That Accompanied Them. Because true crime is more fascinating than fiction.

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