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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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Scientists Are Pushing For a Ban on Killer Robots
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A Growing Movement of Scientists is Pushing for a Ban on Killer Robots. Separating human judgment from war is a recipe for disaster.

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17 Homes You’ve Seen On TV And What They Look Like Off-Screen. Not shown: the tourists who stop and take pictures.

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The Curious Case of the Law of the Tongue. When orcas help you hunt whales, it's only right to share the meat with them.

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The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans. A return to rare and exotic bean varieties has made the humble legume cool.

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Why Restaurants Became So Loud—And How to Fight Back. An ambience designed for "buzz" and "energy" can damage your hearing.

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Should America Go Cash-Free? Digital money is convenient, but total reliance on banks comes with costs.

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10 Out-of-This-World Facts About Plan 9 From Outer Space. What made it a bad movie also made it a lot of fun.

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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel
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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel. Action Comics #1000 celebrates the anniversary by reminding us of what the superhero is all about.

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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food. Outstanding dishes at an event in North Carolina ranged from the sublime to the disgusting.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment. Muzafer Sherif manipulated boys at summer camp to hate each other in the 1950s, but they only learned the truth as elderly men.

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Ten Superstitions of Writers and Artists. They must have worked, since all these people became famous.

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On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters. The hobby never completely goes out of style.

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