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Stephen King Sneak Peek

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Who dares enter the Funhouse of Fear? Read an excerpt from Stephen King's new novel Joyland.
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33 Unwritten Rules Everyone Needs To Follow. Oh, sure, you do, but I bet you know someone else who needs this list.
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Watch Two Grown Men Reenact A Conversation Between A Father And His Two-Year-Old Daughter. What is thoroughly adorable when a little girls says it turns extremely creepy when Daddy takes the part.
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20 Highbrow Books to Read on the Beach This Summer. More memorable than bodice-rippers, but still short enough to finish in your spare vacation time.
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Some longtime residents of Moore, Oklahoma, have lost two or even more houses to tornadoes. They talk about starting the process of recovery all over again.
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Rare photos of the Statue of Liberty being built in 1883. Just think of all the man-hours of labor that went into such a project.
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More people in America die from suicide than from traffic accidents these days. The rising rate of suicide is a cry for help from society as well as individuals.
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How a Ghost Army of American artists helped defeat Hitler. A new documentary tells how distraction and subterfuge contributed to the Allied victory.
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7 Horrifying Aircraft Landings (in which no one died). All accompanied by a world-class sigh of relief.

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The Real Gold Rush Wealth
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The Man Who Got Rich Off the Gold Rush ... Without the Gold. The folks who really prospered were those who provided goods and services to the prospectors.

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Five Elements and Substances That Turned Out Not to Exist. Science progresses with two steps forward and one step back.

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An American Werewolf in London Is Still the Best Horror Reimagining. A look back at the 1981 thriller.

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NASA's Ambitious Plan To Save Earth From A Supervolcano. And we might produce usable energy as a bonus.

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The Devil’s in the Details of These Dark Miniature Scenes. Artist Frank Kunert makes beautiful dioramas, but they each have something weird going on.

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Why Lottery Winners Make Dangerous Neighbors. It's not because they attract burglars.

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Your City's 'Ghost Signs' Have Stories to Tell. Craig Winslow has a unique method of preserving old painted walls without affecting the building itself.

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Iconic Plague Images Are Often Not What They Seem. What a real plague victim looked like was worse, but not as easily conveyed in a painting.

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The Last Solar Eclipse
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The Last Solar Eclipse. There will come a time when the moon is too far away to produce a solar eclipse.

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Nebraska's Fearless Maid. How Minnie Freeman saved her students during the blizzard of 1888.

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Confessions of a Costume Curator. Historic garments carry the ghosts of the people who once wore them.

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This Infant's Size Confirms a Concern Doctors Have Had for Years: Large babies as well as small babies can be an indication of problems ahead.

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18 Science Fiction Spacesuits, Ranked. They may look cool, but how safe and usable would they be in real life?

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The Haunting Magic of Ghost Buildings. They aren't there anymore, but they've left evidence of their existence on the shared walls of the adjacent buildings.

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Technology Could Make Us Immortal. (But there will be consequences.)

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6 Unexpected Consequences of a Solar Eclipse. Be ready for them.

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