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Your Weather Forecast, Now With More Cats

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Sure, the weather app on your smartphone is useful enough, but it could use more cats.

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Rest assured, taxpayers: NASA's participation in this staged "Space Viking" photo didn't cost you anything, but it might provide you with a good laugh.

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How does Netflix figure out how to recommend what you should watch next? For starters, a team of 40 film buffs tags every movie and TV show by hand, and the algorithms go from there.

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A few dollars short of free shipping on Amazon? Why not toss a $4.85 million Norman Rockwell original into your cart?

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The trailer for the newest season of Parks and Rec casts Leslie Knope in an unusually sinister light.

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A collection of 500 unique fairy tales has been uncovered in Germany. One of them, entitled "The Turnip Princess," can be read here.

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"Antidisestablishmentarianism" hardly holds a candle to some of the longest words in other languages.

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Are you more of a Sherlock Holmes or an Elizabeth Bennet? Find out with the “Who’s Your Literary Twin?” quiz.

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Every Christmas Horror Movie, Ranked
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)
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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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10 Holiday Controversies
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10 Holiday Controversies. What were once personal choices are now public arguments about how it should be done.

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How Zarafa, France’s First Giraffe, Became a Cultural Sensation. Artists across the country wanted to draw or paint her.

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The 6 Big Superhero Movies Of 2017, Ranked From Worst To Best. It's hard to disagree with such a short list, but some fans will.

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When They Tried to Collect on a Nonexistent Debt, This Man Fought Back. Andrew Therrien took the harassment personally, and set out to find out who was behind it.

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Competitive creative dog grooming is an activity that makes dogs into an art medium. The documentary short Well Groomed follows two creative dog groomers through the biggest such contest at Groom Expo.

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Ada Blackjack, the Forgotten Sole Survivor of an Odd Arctic Expedition. She didn't know how to shoot or trap, but she had to make it back to her young son.

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The American Savings Crisis, Explained. Even if we could build savings in this economy, it wouldn't be worth the effort.

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12 Heroic U.S. Military Chaplains. They didn't want to kill, but served by their own sacrifice.

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