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What yesterday's Supreme Court rulings mean for the gay community. "Federal benefits" covers a lot of ground that straight couples take for granted.
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The 2013 Running Of The Interns. When the US Supreme Court is expected to make a historic ruling (as it did yesterday), the news media has a plan in place to post or broadcast it as soon as possible, which involves interns in tennis shoes.
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10 Amazing Movie Androids. They either inspire terror or make you fall for them -there's no middle ground.
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Some people are becoming obsessed with collecting data about their own bodies. On the other end of the spectrum, I don't even own a set of scales, because ignorance is bliss.
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Here’s What Happened In The Original, Terrible Ending To World War Z. Contains spoilers, but if you've seen the movie, you must be curious about what was changed.
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10 bets you will never lose. That is, if you know the secrets shown in this video -and if your opponent hasn't seen it.
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Inside Taco Bell’s New ‘Power Protein Menu.’ The word 'protein' is supposed to be a health-conscious euphemism for 'meat,' so don't confuse it with Soylent Green.
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Technoviking wins his lawsuit against the videographer who made him famous. But the court cannot force a genie back into the bottle.
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10 Food Lies We've All Been Fed. Now I don't feel so bad about pouring wine out of the box and into a fancy carafe before serving.
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Getting Rich by Singing Badly. Meet five acts that crossed the line between music and comedy -sometimes without meaning to.

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Volcanic Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice
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Solid Evidence of Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice. Over 100 volcanoes, hidden under ice sheets, could destabilize the continent.

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In 1859, the United States and Britain Almost Went to War Over a Pig. The farmers of San Juan Island called in the troops to determine sovereignty once and for all.

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The Contentious Physics of Wiffle Ball. An engineer explains his experiments to find out why it curves.

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A Fortune Lost at Sea: Ship Sinks with California Gold Rush Treasure. Hundreds died, and the loss of gold caused several banks to fail.

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How Don Hewitt Invented 60 Minutes and Changed Journalism Forever. The show is beginning its 50th year on the air.

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This Ghost Town was Aiming Nuclear Missiles at America from Just 125 Miles Away. Gudym, on the eastern edge of Russia, is now just a shell of its former self.

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How Scientists are Revolutionizing Beer. Small batches of craft beer enable brewers to experiment and innovate.

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Welcome to One of the World's Last Matriarchal Societies. Kihnu, an island off the coast of Estonia, is struggling to preserve its culture.

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Why Denmark is the World's Happiest Country
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5 Reasons Why Danes Are Happier Than the Rest of Us. The surprise is not the reasons themselves, but the fact that they are common among the population.

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Who Would Win in a Competition Between a Science Museum and a Natural History Museum? A game of one-upmanship was played out on Twitter, and readers were the winners.

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What Happens When War Is Outlawed. Fifteen nations did just that in 1928, but it didn't last long.

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My Three Years in Identity Theft Hell. Proving who you are when someone else is, too, becomes a full-time job with no perks.

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Elon Musk Releases an Explosive Mega-Collection of His Greatest Rocket Failures. Still, risking failure is the only path to technological breakthrough.

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Put Away Your Pumpkins, It's Still Summer. Autumn creep is a sign we're becoming divorced from the natural progression of the growing season.

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Early Time Travel? Why Britain Lost 11 Days in 1752.

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