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26 Comic-Con Cosplayers Who Went The Extra Mile. And this was only day one of the convention!
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And the Emmy nominees are…  Once again, I've seen maybe one out of ten of these shows.
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Joyce Carol Oates posted ten writing tips on Twitter.
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17 Amazing Stories of Lost and Found Films. Now that they've been found, they are available in digital form so they may survive well into the future.
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Captain Bronson found a totally unique way to surprise his wife and children when he came home from Afghanistan. He popped up in the very last place they would have expected, but the camera saw him first.  
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Now here's how a tale told by Tweets can be compelling. Erin Faulk related a story about the time she looked for Matt Damon in Morocco.  
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After Hurricane Sandy killed many trapped laboratory animals, the USDA now requires professionals to write up a clear plan to evacuate critters in all types of emergencies. A magician with a rabbit is working on his, and so far, it's 28 pages long.
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When you get a bumblebee to stand still for a video, what do you do with him? Give him a high-five -and he'll give you one back!
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Meet the world's largest virus. It's 1000 times bigger than the flu virus, and may have to be classified as something completely new.  

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The Many Deaths of the Joker
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The Many Deaths of The Joker. The villain is killed off time and time again, but he's too good to get rid of permanently.

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The Magazine That Started a Feminist Movement in Japan. Seitō was groundbreaking literature in 1911.

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Is Beaming Down in Star Trek a Death Sentence? We don't know whether the reassembled atoms at the other end are the real you.

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The True Story Behind Billie Jean King’s Victorious “Battle of the Sexes.” It was just one chapter in her campaign to elevate women in tennis.

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The Ultimate, Indisputable Ranking of Planets in the Solar System, with a justification for each. Earth needs some help to regain its formerly stellar reputation.

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The Delicate Art of the Amusement Park Caricature. The artist must negotiate the body image issues of strangers every day.

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America's Flood Epidemic. Houston has seen three "500-year floods" in just the last three years.

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11 Strange Battlefields Where the Cold War Was Fought. There was no competition too inconsequential for the U.S. And the Soviet Union.

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The Magic of Making Marbles
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The Magic of Making Marbles. An expert glassblower shows us how it's done.

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The Marriage of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. It burned brightly and then flamed out quickly.

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The 12 Best So-Bad-They're-Good Episodes of Star Trek. They come from four different series in the adventures of Starfleet.

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The Bizarre Case of New Zealand’s Exploding Pants. This illustrates the danger of new products that aren't thoroughly tested.

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Leather: Grown in a Lab, Without Cows. It's collagen produced by engineered yeast that is essentially the same as tanned animal skin.

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Watch a Rare Video of a Two-Faced Kitten. And learn what might cause a Janus cat to be born that way.

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5 Great Alarm Clocks for Reluctant Wakers. A novel idea could really get your attention first thing in the morning.

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Autumnal Equinox Traditions. How folks say goodbye to summer and hello to fall—at least in the Northern Hemisphere.

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