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Countdown in Cairo

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Egypt's military threatened to take over if President Morsi doesn't meet with his opposition within 48 hours. Get updates on the drama in Cairo as they happen.
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What Movie Should You See This Fourth Of July? The recommendations include the length of time you can sit in an air conditioned theater.
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22 truly badass pop-culture presidents. If only an action hero were at all electable in the real world! (NSFW text)
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The 17 Most Expensive Divorces Of All Time. One more reason to be thankful that you're not rich.
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A new study finds that the weight, size, and color of your plates and utensils affects how you perceive the taste of the food. So don't save the good china just for special occasions.
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Essential designs, furnishings, and accessories for your man cave. Especially if it's only a fantasy of a man cave.
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From Legend to Reality: Discovering the Sunken City of Heracleion. It's now a few miles off the Egyptian coast, and 150 feet underwater.
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Are you ready for the return of GeoCities? The new incarnation called NeoCities wants to return web design to everyday users.
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Now that Google Reader is defunct, how should you organize your internet surfing? Here's a look at three possible replacements.

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How Will Martian Laws Differ From Earth's Laws?
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How Will Martian Laws Differ From Earth's Laws? Enforcement of existing laws from Earth will be impossible for a small population millions of miles away.

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The Creepy Cabinet That Inspired Jekyll and Hyde. Robert Louis Stevenson's childhood bedroom had a cabinet made by a carpenter who led a double life.

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14 Unmade Hammer Horror Films. Some ideas were too bizarre even for the erstwhile British gothic film studio.

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A Brief History of Bat-Marriage. Batman has been spotted carrying Kathy Kane, Vicki Vale, Julie Madison, Selina Kyle, Lois Lane, and Wonder Woman across the threshold—most of them twice.

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John Banvard is the most successful American artist you've never heard of. His chosen medium was an obscure 19th-century show business gimmick, and he managed to completely squander his fortune.

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Why Everyone Knows the Same Scary Slumber-Party Stories. People who know them don't recall where they first heard them.

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9 Naked Cakes for When You Don't Feel Like Frosting. You'll feel good about avoiding too much sugar, too.

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8 Antique Maps That Were the First of Their Kind. Each one gave us a new way to look at our world.

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Where is the Line Between Fandom and Obsession?
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Where is the Line Between Fandom and Obsession? Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur discuss what it takes to be a superfan.

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The Roller Skating Scene from Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times. A lesson in special effects from 1936.

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From Prejudice to Pride. As the indigenous Ainu begin to assert their place among the people of Japan, an archaeological dig reveals more about their past.

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How U.S. Colleges Went from Pitiful to Powerful. The flexibility born of the system's ragged beginnings helped make the American higher education business what it is today.

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A Brief History of the Danse Macabre, from a Paris cemetery to David S. Pumpkins. It's a reminder that no one escapes death.

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Life Along the Russian Border. Border security reflects each nation's history with Russia.

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The Frenetic Enchantment of New York City. French photojournalist Jean-Pierre Laffont captures the city's charm in 50 years of photos.

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Hellish Nell, The Last Person Imprisoned for Witchcraft in Britain. And that was only 73 years ago!

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