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Jason Reed

A Brief History of Trolls

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Jason Reed

A brief history of trolls. Troublemaking on the internet comes in many bitter flavors, and changes over time.
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R&B singer Miguel performed at the Billboard Music Awards and landed a difficult dance move. Landed on two women, that is, just like a professional wrestler.
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Crowdfunding, or getting your fans to finance your next project, raises some ethical questions. Where do you draw the line between investment and exploitation?  
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Everything Non-Europeans Need To Know About Eurovision. But you don't have to understand it to enjoy the absurdity of it all.
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Jen had part of her pelvis removed as treatment for cancer. The surgery left her with the strange ability to twist her leg completely around and freak people out
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Despite wider acceptance of gay people among the general public, hate crimes are surging in New York. Progress on one side leads to marginalization on the other side, which sometimes erupts in violence.
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See what happens when a drop of snake venom is added to a cup of blood. Watch at your own risk; it might come back to you in your dreams.  
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10 Incredible Cryptids that Attack from the Air. Only slightly less terrifying than snake venom, at least these are legendary instead of real.
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Why poverty is growing faster in the suburbs than in the city. Whatever the reason, the suburbs are not built to handle it.

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The Many Deaths of the Joker
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The Many Deaths of The Joker. The villain is killed off time and time again, but he's too good to get rid of permanently.

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The Magazine That Started a Feminist Movement in Japan. Seitō was groundbreaking literature in 1911.

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Is Beaming Down in Star Trek a Death Sentence? We don't know whether the reassembled atoms at the other end are the real you.

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The True Story Behind Billie Jean King’s Victorious “Battle of the Sexes.” It was just one chapter in her campaign to elevate women in tennis.

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The Ultimate, Indisputable Ranking of Planets in the Solar System, with a justification for each. Earth needs some help to regain its formerly stellar reputation.

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The Delicate Art of the Amusement Park Caricature. The artist must negotiate the body image issues of strangers every day.

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America's Flood Epidemic. Houston has seen three "500-year floods" in just the last three years.

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11 Strange Battlefields Where the Cold War Was Fought. There was no competition too inconsequential for the U.S. And the Soviet Union.

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The Magic of Making Marbles
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The Magic of Making Marbles. An expert glassblower shows us how it's done.

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The Marriage of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. It burned brightly and then flamed out quickly.

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The 12 Best So-Bad-They're-Good Episodes of Star Trek. They come from four different series in the adventures of Starfleet.

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The Bizarre Case of New Zealand’s Exploding Pants. This illustrates the danger of new products that aren't thoroughly tested.

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Leather: Grown in a Lab, Without Cows. It's collagen produced by engineered yeast that is essentially the same as tanned animal skin.

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Watch a Rare Video of a Two-Faced Kitten. And learn what might cause a Janus cat to be born that way.

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5 Great Alarm Clocks for Reluctant Wakers. A novel idea could really get your attention first thing in the morning.

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Autumnal Equinox Traditions. How folks say goodbye to summer and hello to fall—at least in the Northern Hemisphere.

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