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New Yorker

The Single Worst Video Game Ever

New Yorker
New Yorker

Don’t Press Play

Desert Bus is the worst and most immensely boring video game of all time. The story of its creation is very interesting though.

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Remember When...

You should. It’s good for you.

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Vindictive Victims

Victims of theft should always put their feelings down in writing, because these notes are fantastic.

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Why Sports Matter

Because they can truly inspire people, like a 12-year-old child battling cancer.

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The Future Is Soon

Check out flying cars, green energy, dark matter and other awesome ideas from the Aspen Ideas Festival.

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July 10, 1925: The Monkey Trial Begins

The trial of John Scopes started on this date 88 years ago. What happened to Scopes, and other famous defendants, after their trials ended?

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Well, Whatever It Takes

Smoking is bad for you, so if you’re committed to quitting, you should really commit.

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Warner Home Video
25 Unsung Christmas Icons
Warner Home Video
Warner Home Video

25 Unsung Christmas Icons. You know them, from Yukon Cornelius to Cousin Eddie.

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The Christmas Bird Count. The hundred-year-old tradition is yielding useful information about how our world is changing.

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The Billionaire Who Refused to Pay Kidnappers to Save His Grandson's Life. The true story behind the movie All the Money in the World.

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19 Weird Ways Christmas Was Totally Different 100 Years Ago. Only the best traditions stand the test of time.

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Why Your Brain Has Trouble Bailing Out Of a Bad Plan. Dialing it back takes too many steps.

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Christmas Time Means Sneaky Cats Getting Stuck in Trees. And they're not the least bit sorry about it.

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15 High-Flying Facts About Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The story set in the 19th century brought martial arts movies into the 21st century.

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Oscilloscope Laboratories
Every Christmas Horror Movie, Ranked
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)
Oscilloscope Laboratories

Every Christmas Horror Movie, Ranked. There are 79 to choose from, with critiques.

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Academic Publishing is Headed for a Day of Reckoning. When you must pay to publish and then pay to read, how can we afford to learn science?

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12 Bizarre Inspirations Behind Star Wars Movie Characters. The creators have been asked time and time again where they got their ideas, and the answers range from goofy (literally) to sublime.

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The World Might Be Better Off Without College for Everyone. It's become an arms race for unnecessary job credentials.

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2017 is the Year that Computers Became Phones. The way people use technology is driving the design of the modern desktop and laptop.

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15 Things You Might Not Know About Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man. The mathematical sketch was a personal note that became one of the artist's most famous works.

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