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The Real Rules of Monopoly

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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An ‘Outtake’ Video of the Royal Wedding
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This ‘Outtake’ Video of the Royal Wedding is So Dumb—But So Very Enjoyable. As if it were like everyone else's wedding.

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A Lonely Avocado Searches for His Other Half in The Pits. This sweet short film, written by David Bizzaro, has been selected for more than 30 film festivals so far.

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We’ll First Find Aliens on Eyeball Planets. These are exoplanets that are tidally locked to their star, and carry a thin habitable zone in a ring shape.

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Vulture Ranks Every Star Wars Movie. Ten mini-reviews to justify the rankings include Solo without giving away too much.

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Han Solo was Almost in Revenge of the Sith. His part would have been too silly to believe.

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Deep in the Honduran Rain Forest, an Ecological SWAT Team Explores a Lost World. The diverse biology is a bigger treasure than the lost city that lured explorers there in the first place.

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Roxy, the Long Island Railroad Dog. He knew every train and its schedule, and how to get where he wanted to go.

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The Great Fertility Reversion. America's plummeting birth rate might not be as dire as it seems.

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The X-Men Movies You Never Saw
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20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

The X-Men Movies You Never Saw. Filmmakers have been pushing the comic book heroes for almost three decades.

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How The Gambia Learned to Grow Both Forests and Food. The trick is allowing communities to own, care for, and protect their pieces of the forest.

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Having Babies on Mars Is Going to Be a ‘Titanic Challenge.’ At least one scientist suggests that we start genetically modifying humans to withstand the rigors of reproduction beyond Earth.

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The Five Stages of Watching a Star Wars Movie. See them all play out this weekend as Solo opens in theaters.

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Josiah Henson, the Real Inspiration for Uncle Tom’s Cabin. He settled in Canada, where he was free to publish his life experiences.

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24 Things Princesses At Disney Parks Would Never Tell You. The job comes with strict rules and high standards, but doesn't pay well.

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Meet Gustaf Broman, the 19th Century Con Man Who Attempted to Cross the Atlantic in a Log Boat. He never expected to succeed, as he had other plans for the trip.

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19 Acclaimed Authors and Their Typewriters. Some of those machines are still around, and some are still in use.

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