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We the People…Really Love Dogs

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It’s official: Americans are, by and large, dog people. Eighteen percent claim to be dinosaur people, but they might want to rethink that.

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Heart-shaped MOM tattoos are a pretty clichéd (and tacky) way to honor a loved one, but one graphic designer's flesh-and-ink tribute to his father is both beautiful and meaningful.

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Read up on these 7 misconceptions about the fine art of cooking steak before your next backyard barbecue. Your stomach, your guests, and your guests' stomachs will thank you.

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Butter-loving Southern cooking maven Paula Deen is in hot water for cracking racist jokes and dropping the n-word, but it's not the first time she's been caught spouting some unwise words.

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Superman is super-strong, can leap tall buildings in a single bound, and is probably a pretty good journalist in his non-world-saving hours, so I’ve always thought it seemed odd that something as mundane as a radioactive rock can bring him to his knees. I’m not the only one who thinks so.

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Kanye West is also under fire for not being too careful with the lyrics of his latest album.

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This is what a billion pixels' worth of Mars looks like.

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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe
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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe. Encountering something that overwhelms your previous experience can be terrifying or enlightening.

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Dominoes and Fire. See a chain reaction of dominoes—powered by candles, hot air, and burning sparklers.

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Alan Hale Jr. "The Skipper." Meet the man behind the Gilligan's Island character.

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The 9 Most Nightmarish Movies About Nuclear Attacks. None of them are as scary as growing up during the Cold War arms race.

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5 Tips from NASA for Photographing the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21. The secret is preparing ahead of time.

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The Bloody San Antonio Origins of Chili Con Carne. One of the possible origin stories goes back as far as an uprising in 1813.

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The United States of Movies. The most iconic film set in each state, plotted on a colorful map.

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7 Spacecraft NASA Has Landed on Mars. Some future civilization may discover it and call it a robot planet.

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Where Did That Tuna Come From?
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Why You Should Care About Where Your Tuna Comes From. Pollutants are not the same across the globe.

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A Demonstration of How Water Acts in Space. Watch an astronaut blow fruit punch like bubble gum.

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I Wore A Mars Space Suit And It Was Exhausting. Living in an inhospitable atmosphere will be no walk in the park.

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John Ballou Newbrough's Orphan Utopia. His new Faithist religion was dictated by angels in the 1880s.

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How to Spot a Fake Viral Video. Begin with the idea that not every recording is true to life.

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The Bloody, Exhilarating Bonnie and Clyde Broke Taboos When it Hit Screens 50 Years Ago. It was historical fiction, yet resonated with the counterculture.

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The Game of Thrones Characters Need to Hang Out More. Battles and special effects are nice, but dialogue is where the show really shines.

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How WWII Saved The Great Gatsby From Obscurity. It took almost 20 years for the book to become a hit.

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