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Your Weather Forecast, Now With More Cats

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ThinkStock/Erin McCarthy

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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The Battle of New York: An Avengers Oral History
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Marvel

The Battle of New York: An Avengers Oral History. It took a huge team of professionals to pull it off.

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The Mountain Man Who Outran His Captors Barefoot and Naked. John Colter had to think fast to escape Blackfoot country.

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A Program to Guide You to College Success. First-generation college students do much better when they have personal guidance from trained counselors.

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When Don the Talking Dog Took the Nation by Storm. He only knew eight words, but was the hit of the vaudeville circuit.

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A Spring Drive in Nepal. A driver must have nerves of steel to avoid waterfalls cascading over the mountain road.

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The Heart-Racing Drama of Dissecting a Beached Whale. Dr. Joy Reidenberg shares stories from her unique job.

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The Robot-Operated Power Plant of the Future. One is already being built in Japan.

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7 Times People Were Awarded Lifetime Supplies Of Things. That's the way to make a few lifetime fans.

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What Are Mercury's Mysterious Red Spots?
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What Are Mercury's Mysterious Red Spots? Data from the MESSENGER probe proves the tiny planet is more interesting than we ever knew.

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How Antonio Banderas Conquered His Fear of Playing Picasso. The role of his hometown hero was intimidating before now.

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What Kind of Town Elects a Cat as its Mayor? The kind of town Talkeetna, Alaska, is.

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Where the Amish Go on Vacation. A neighborhood in Sarasota, Florida, is the place for an annual respite from normal work.

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8 Serious Hollywood Scenes That Looked Hilarious Before CGI. Don't let a look behind the scenes ruin your suspension of disbelief.

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A Cat Walks Into a Deli ... And the clerk helps him select a choice cut of meat.

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How Charles Dickens Imagined a Westworld-like Robot Theme Park Back In 1838. The Mudfog Association proposed using automatons to provide immersive entertainment.

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The Jewish Psychic Who Tricked Hitler. Erik Jan Hanussen was a master at manipulating gullible people, up to a point.

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