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The Greatest Relationship in Pop Culture History

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The greatest relationship in pop culture history: Gomez and Morticia Addams. Has any sitcom mom and pop ever been this demonstrative before or since?
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Smithsonian researchers discovered an adorable new mammal species called the olinguito. Which is kind of strange, since one has lived in the National Zoo for a year now.
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Watch a ridiculously high blob launch that may break a world record. It helps when you jump off a cliff to get it going.
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The Day Bob Dylan Introduces the Beatles to Marijuana. They were not early adopters, but they caught on quickly.
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What Did The Critics Say About Breaking Bad Before It Premiered Five Years Ago? Yeah, the show got better as it went along, but critics terribly underestimated the value of breaking the rules.
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The Art of Making a Truly Incredible Bar Mitzvah Video. The party lasts one night, but YouTube stardom is …possibly a long time.
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The Truth About Angels in the Bible. Their job is neither to grant your wishes nor tend to your well-being.
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How long is it okay to live with your parents after college? The answer depends on whether you are the parent or the college graduate.
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Recluses: Private, Exploited, or Self-Destructive? Sometimes we never know the real story, even after it's over.

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The Real Gold Rush Wealth
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The Man Who Got Rich Off the Gold Rush ... Without the Gold. The folks who really prospered were those who provided goods and services to the prospectors.

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Five Elements and Substances That Turned Out Not to Exist. Science progresses with two steps forward and one step back.

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An American Werewolf in London Is Still the Best Horror Reimagining. A look back at the 1981 thriller.

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NASA's Ambitious Plan To Save Earth From A Supervolcano. And we might produce usable energy as a bonus.

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The Devil’s in the Details of These Dark Miniature Scenes. Artist Frank Kunert makes beautiful dioramas, but they each have something weird going on.

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Why Lottery Winners Make Dangerous Neighbors. It's not because they attract burglars.

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Your City's 'Ghost Signs' Have Stories to Tell. Craig Winslow has a unique method of preserving old painted walls without affecting the building itself.

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Iconic Plague Images Are Often Not What They Seem. What a real plague victim looked like was worse, but not as easily conveyed in a painting.

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The Last Solar Eclipse
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The Last Solar Eclipse. There will come a time when the moon is too far away to produce a solar eclipse.

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Nebraska's Fearless Maid. How Minnie Freeman saved her students during the blizzard of 1888.

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Confessions of a Costume Curator. Historic garments carry the ghosts of the people who once wore them.

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This Infant's Size Confirms a Concern Doctors Have Had for Years: Large babies as well as small babies can be an indication of problems ahead.

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18 Science Fiction Spacesuits, Ranked. They may look cool, but how safe and usable would they be in real life?

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The Haunting Magic of Ghost Buildings. They aren't there anymore, but they've left evidence of their existence on the shared walls of the adjacent buildings.

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Technology Could Make Us Immortal. (But there will be consequences.)

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6 Unexpected Consequences of a Solar Eclipse. Be ready for them.

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