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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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Why Land on the Moon?
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Why Land on the Moon? A 1963 article lays out the arguments for space travel from two scientists.

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The Alaska Gold Rush’s All-in-One Miner, Hunter, Brewer, and Cook. Fannie Quigley became a legend for her abilities and hospitality.

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How to Repurpose Your Solar Eclipse Glasses. Keep them as a souvenir, or do some good by donating them to an educational charity.

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The 100 Greatest Comedies Of All Time. Do you agree at all with the rankings of 253 film critics?

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A Real Life Murder Mystery from 1933. Rheta Wynekoop was shot in the back, but the confession and evidence made a mess of the story.

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The Best Way To Read Tolkien's Hobbit And Lord Of The Rings Stories. You should go in the order in which the author dreamed them up.

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How America Forgot the True History of the Civil War. The story was whitewashed in the name of national healing, but it didn't really work.

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5 of History's Most Remarkable Teachers. They all deserve an extra gold star.

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The Real Gold Rush Wealth
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The Man Who Got Rich Off the Gold Rush ... Without the Gold. The folks who really prospered were those who provided goods and services to the prospectors.

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Five Elements and Substances That Turned Out Not to Exist. Science progresses with two steps forward and one step back.

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An American Werewolf in London Is Still the Best Horror Reimagining. A look back at the 1981 thriller.

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NASA's Ambitious Plan To Save Earth From A Supervolcano. And we might produce usable energy as a bonus.

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The Devil’s in the Details of These Dark Miniature Scenes. Artist Frank Kunert makes beautiful dioramas, but they each have something weird going on.

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Why Lottery Winners Make Dangerous Neighbors. It's not because they attract burglars.

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Your City's 'Ghost Signs' Have Stories to Tell. Craig Winslow has a unique method of preserving old painted walls without affecting the building itself.

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Iconic Plague Images Are Often Not What They Seem. What a real plague victim looked like was worse, but not as easily conveyed in a painting.

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