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Tornadoes from Above

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Satellites bring us images and video of the Oklahoma tornados as seen from space. It looks violent even from that distance.
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Yes, we can build tornado-proof homes. However, they are extremely expensive and rather ugly.
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Surprising Early, Alternate Versions of Iconic Movie Posters. What didn't make the cut gives us a glimpse into the creative process.
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Zach Galifianakis' date for the premiere of The Hangover III was 87-year-old Elizabeth “Mimi” Haist, whom he met at a laundromat twenty years ago. He's been paying her rent since he heard she was homeless a couple of years ago.
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Steven Spielberg Is Working On A Live-Action Halo TV Series. No word yet on how long we'll have to wait for it.
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Qantas is offering a new perk for their customers: novels designed to last as long as your flight does. The series is called "Stories for Every Journey."
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Some people take goofing off at work to a whole new level. Enjoy a roundup of pranks, silliness, and general shenanigans in the workplace.
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In response to yesterday's story about suburban poverty, it turns out that suburbia has more poverty than cities because suburbia has more people. The 'burbs have become less economically homogenized over the years.
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The newly redesigned Flickr offers lots of photo storage for free. It looks good, but I still can't find the button to delete pictures.  

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Scientists Are Pushing For a Ban on Killer Robots
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A Growing Movement of Scientists is Pushing for a Ban on Killer Robots. Separating human judgment from war is a recipe for disaster.

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17 Homes You’ve Seen On TV And What They Look Like Off-Screen. Not shown: the tourists who stop and take pictures.

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The Curious Case of the Law of the Tongue. When orcas help you hunt whales, it's only right to share the meat with them.

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The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans. A return to rare and exotic bean varieties has made the humble legume cool.

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Why Restaurants Became So Loud—And How to Fight Back. An ambience designed for "buzz" and "energy" can damage your hearing.

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Should America Go Cash-Free? Digital money is convenient, but total reliance on banks comes with costs.

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10 Out-of-This-World Facts About Plan 9 From Outer Space. What made it a bad movie also made it a lot of fun.

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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel
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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel. Action Comics #1000 celebrates the anniversary by reminding us of what the superhero is all about.

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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food. Outstanding dishes at an event in North Carolina ranged from the sublime to the disgusting.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment. Muzafer Sherif manipulated boys at summer camp to hate each other in the 1950s, but they only learned the truth as elderly men.

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Ten Superstitions of Writers and Artists. They must have worked, since all these people became famous.

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On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters. The hobby never completely goes out of style.

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