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In Palm Springs, it's so hot that birds are falling from the sky. One young bird was taken to shade for an emergency revival, recorded in photographs.
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The 40 Best Signs From The "Restore The Fourth" Rallies. People across the country turned out to protest against the NSA's surveillance tactics.
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White Actors’ Most Egregious Portrayals of People of Color. Ten movies, with video evidence, that would have been improved greatly by a bit of typecasting.
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Why do some folks refuse to use an e-reader? One author thinks it has to do with their childhoods.
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Six different Christian denominations claim footage in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. The only way to keep peace among them is to employ impartial Muslims as moderators.
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Star Wars or Star Trek: Which Has The Worst Pop Songs? They're all pretty bad, but hey, people never sang about Space 1999.
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Breaking Bad beer, Downton Abbey wine, and 5 other pop-culture alcohols. Each has a built-in customer base at home, watching TV, and looking for refreshment.
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Hadacol, the Last of the Medicine Shows. It didn't cure cancer, but at 24 proof, it made everyone feel better.

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How Glow-in-the-Dark Jellyfish Inspired a Scientific Revolution
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How Glow-in-the-Dark Jellyfish Inspired a Scientific Revolution. The story of the discovery of green fluorescent protein.

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Ranking America’s Top 10 Chain Restaurants. When you're on the road for the holidays, you'll know what to expect for dinner.

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How Hoarding Works. It's not just a habit or a hobby, but a serious mental illness.

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Meet the Most Toxic Plant in North America. Whatever you do, do not eat the spotted water hemlock.

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Why Millennials are Facing the Scariest Financial Future of Any Generation Since the Great Depression. Being born in the wrong year has consequences that last a lifetime.

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How Titanic’s Iconic Necklace Almost Sank an Entire Company. The J. Peterman Company was the only officially licensed producer of the Heart of the Ocean.

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Star Wars and the Unfortunate Ubiquity of the Final Climactic Explosion. It's happened several times already; let's see something different.

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13 Weird and Wonderful Gingerbread Houses. You can make anything from imagination and royal icing.

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5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa
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5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa This Holiday Season. Your children will never forget the experience.

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Dr. No: The First James Bond Movie. Peruse some trivia behind the film that started it all in 1962.

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We Should Teach Basic Lifesaving Skills to Everyone. Even kids can develop the skills to be a hero when they are needed.

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The Rise and Fall and Rise of South Africa’s Ostrich King. Lithuanian entrepreneur Max Rose raised his own birds to decorate European ladies' hats.

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In 1932, Rabbi Dr. Akiva Posner and His Wife Rachel of Kiel, Germany, Placed Their Hanukkah Menorah in a Window Facing the Nazi Party Headquarters Across the Street. The family still uses that menorah.

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The Doomsday Diet. Cold War bunkers were stocked for survival, not gourmet dining.

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38 Wonderful Words With No English Equivalent. If we could pronounce them, we would adopt them.

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