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When the Mask Makes the Movie

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20 of the Scariest Movie Masks. A well-designed prop can be the real star of the show.
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The National Zoo's Panda Baby Gets Its First Checkup at Two Days Old. And there are pictures for us to coo over.
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A good portrait can make all the difference in adoption rates at animal shelters. Photographer James McDaniel volunteered his services to show 120 cats in their best light.
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Norris, the Klepto Cat, Can’t Stop Stealing From the Neighbors. He's not just a collector; he wants to impress his owners.
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Craziest Book Trailer In The History Of Ever. Kate Micucci from Garfunkel and Oates helps promote Brandon Bird's Astonishing World of Art.
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The strange ways people try to transport things. You have to wonder how many of these actually succeeded.
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It doesn't matter whether Ben Affleck can play Batman well in the sequel to The Man of Steel. The real news is that Bryan Cranston will be Lex Luthor.
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The Devil’s Drug: The True Story of Meth in New Mexico. In the past decade, locally produced meth has been replaced by cheaper, outsourced manufacturing.
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Silence is golden. It can also drive you crazy. We need at least enough noise to drown out our own heartbeats.
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Today is Women's Equality Day. In case you missed it, we posted this list of quotes from influential female writers.

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When Movie Trailers Mislead
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7 Times Misleading Movie Trailers Didn't Align with the Film. The trailer's only purpose is to get you into the theater, where you may be surprised.

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Flowers Have Secret Blue Halos That Bumblebees Can See. The effect is produced mechanically instead of chemically.

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Searching for the Identity of San Francisco’s Mysterious Mummified Girl. DNA analysis and a painstaking records search have given her a name and a history.

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Charles Laughton in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The making of the 1939 film was an extreme experience for its star.

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Learn to Make Alien Facehugger Pudding Cups for Your Halloween Party. They have edible Alien eggs and facehuggers, they fizz, they glow in the dark, and they're delicious!

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From Folk to Acid Rock, How Marty Balin Launched the San Francisco Music Scene. More than just the founder of Jefferson Airplane, he encouraged the opening of clubs and auditoriums, promoted festivals, and welcomed bands from all over.

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The Wikipedia Markov Masher is a generator that will mix two Wikipedia articles together into a paragraph that almost, but not quite, makes sense in an artificial intelligence way. See some really funny examples here.

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11 Scientific Reasons Why Being in Nature is Relaxing. That's a lot of reasons to go outside today.

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Vampires, Ghosts, and Dark Shadows Beauty Pageants
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Vampires, Ghosts, and the Dark Shadows Beauty Pageants of the Early 1970s. The Miss American Vampire Contest was a hit, but Miss Ghost America was not.

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As Users Opt for the Discounted iPhone 7, iPhone 8 Sales Underwhelm. It turns out that price and features matter more than owning the latest version, which may bode poorly for the iPhone X.

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Naps Have Amazing Health Benefits. Just a little shut-eye can make you more productive the rest of the day.

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The Incredible Story of Dawn Doe, the Real Skeleton in Dawn of the Dead. The movie crew didn't know they were using a real human skeleton until years later.

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There are No Spiders in This Pie. In case you were thinking there were, which you were not.

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It's Time to Bring Back Memento Mori.  Reminders of our own mortality could spur us to make the most out of the time we have.

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12 Creepy DIY Halloween Projects to Scare Your Guests. Any of them will add life to your Halloween party!

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