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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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The Secret Underground Life of Newborn Meerkat Pups
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The Secret Underground Life of Newborn Meerkat Pups. Nature photographers fitted a meerkat with a camera to get a look inside.

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America’s Secret Ice Base Won’t Stay Frozen Forever. When the glacier hiding it is gone, environmental hazards will be exposed.

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All 11 Versions of the U.S.S. Enterprise, Ranked. With each described in excruciating detail.

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How Tennessee Became the Final Battleground in the Fight for Suffrage. The process was much dirtier than we ever learned in school.

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A Remix in Tribute to Han Solo. He had a lot of great lines over four films, so Eclectic Method gave them rhythm and rhyme.

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Ishmael Beah tells what it was like to go from child soldier in Sierra Leone to high school student in New York. His classmates couldn't figure out why he was so good at paintball.

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A Brief History of Credit Cards. They aren't as old as you might have thought.

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10 Allegedly Cursed Objects. Just keep telling yourself that all the bad things that happened around them could be coincidence.

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How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber
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How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber. When news outlets couldn't get to Montana in time, J-school volunteers went into action.

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Kottabos, the Ancient Greek Drinking Game. The skill involved was flinging wine from one's own cup at a target.

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An Acid Trip with Groucho Marx. Yeah, he did LSD. At age 77.

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How Creedence Clearwater Revival Became the Soundtrack to Every Vietnam War Movie. It's not only because those songs take you to that specific era.

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Owen KC Stephens tells a wonderful story about the time an elderly British couple wanted to learn how to play a Star Wars role-playing game. They didn't know what a role-playing game was, but they knew what they were doing.

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These Freaky Fish Can Turn Their Eyes Into Flashlights. The triplefin is tiny, but controls its own super power.

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Unauthorized Dwelling at Yale. Student Allan Kornfeld couldn't afford the dorm charges, so he lived in a campus ventilation shaft for his senior year.

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The Resistance Group That Battled Hitler With Words. The students who worked under the name White Rose paid dearly for their efforts.

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