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The Real Rules of Monopoly

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Since the rules of Monopoly were very much instilled in all of us through a generational word-of-mouth, few people know the board game was intended to play at a much faster rate—or perhaps you already knew about the unpurchased property auction?

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Composer John Williams is slated to compose the score for Star Wars: Episode VII. Now, let's just get production going before Disney gets any ideas.

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Self-proclaimed "information artist" Heather Dewey-Hagborg creates 3D printer artwork with the help of a bio lab that sequences results from DNA samples. “I feed this information into a custom computer program I wrote which takes all these values which code for physical genetic traits and parameterizes a 3D model of a face to represent them.”

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The things man can learn from the anglerfish, the lynx spider and other species -- in particular with mating habits.

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Ed Shaughnessy, Doc Severinsen's drummer on The Tonight Show for more than 30 years, passed away on Friday at his home in Calabasas, California. He was 84.

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After three years of social media fanfare and hyperbole, the Internet got the Arrested Development resurrection it asked for. And it wasn't all it was cracked up to be. Here's why.

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Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" after the Boston bombing, Liza Minnelli singing "New York, New York" after 9/11, and four more heartstring-pulling moments in MLB history.

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Discovery's Science Channel has launched a live cicada cam, showing the insects swarming all over a miniature White House and depicting the apocalypse that we all fear is right around the corner.

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How to have a cookout in Gaza: A photo essay that shows how recycling experts turn scrap wood into charcoal for barbecue grills and local restaurants.

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The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) just released its 2013 Better Life Index, ranking each nation's happiness by judging categories from safety to health and education to environment.

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Mutiny on the Prisoner Ship
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In the 18th century, Britain shipped around 50,000 prison inmates to the American colonies to do hard labor. James Dalton was sent multiple times for theft, and once succeeded in leading a mutiny aboard the prison ship.

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10 Surprising Ways to Lose Your Mind. Mental disorders can be triggered by a wide variety of conditions.

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How a Group of ’70s Radicals Tried (and Failed) to Invade Disneyland. Four hundred police were waiting for the paltry few hundred Yippies that showed up.

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Rocket Launches Look Even Cooler From Space. A satellite recorded images of a Soyuz launch on July 14.

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How Synthetic Fabrics Inspired a Cultural Revolution. Few people remember how much time laundry and ironing used to take.

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Can you solve the counterfeit coin riddle? You probably could if you had plenty of time.

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Ancient ruins keep being 'discovered.' Were they ever lost?

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A Tree That Flowers With 40 Different Fruits. It's not legendary, but a triumph of science and patience.

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Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants
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Swim With Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants. They can grow to 25 feet wide and resemble underwater flying saucers.

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Why ordering from the kids menu is harmful to children. They've changed from smaller portions of adult entrees to bland but safe options for picky eaters.

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22 Facts About Ernest Hemingway. He led an extraordinary, although too short, life.

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A Newly Discovered Diary Tells the Harrowing Story of the Deadly Halifax Explosion. It's believed to be the only same-day account from an eyewitness to the disaster that left 2000 people dead.

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Drug Expiration Dates May Be More Myth Than Fact. A stash of medicines was found to be effectively potent decades after they were made.

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Downtown Atlanta’s Lost Psychedelic Theme Park. The World of Sid and Marty Krofft was as weird as their TV shows.

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Malloy the Invincible. In 1932, a gang of killers bought insurance on a homeless drunk, but then found out he was harder to kill than Rasputin.

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Why Are Baseball Games Nine Innings Long? Believe it or not, that number actually shortened the game.

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