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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 In the past decade, locally produced meth has been replaced by cheaper, outsourced manufacturing.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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Mutiny on the Prisoner Ship
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In the 18th century, Britain shipped around 50,000 prison inmates to the American colonies to do hard labor. James Dalton was sent multiple times for theft, and once succeeded in leading a mutiny aboard the prison ship.

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10 Surprising Ways to Lose Your Mind. Mental disorders can be triggered by a wide variety of conditions.

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How a Group of ’70s Radicals Tried (and Failed) to Invade Disneyland. Four hundred police were waiting for the paltry few hundred Yippies that showed up.

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Rocket Launches Look Even Cooler From Space. A satellite recorded images of a Soyuz launch on July 14.

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How Synthetic Fabrics Inspired a Cultural Revolution. Few people remember how much time laundry and ironing used to take.

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Can you solve the counterfeit coin riddle? You probably could if you had plenty of time.

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Ancient ruins keep being 'discovered.' Were they ever lost?

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A Tree That Flowers With 40 Different Fruits. It's not legendary, but a triumph of science and patience.

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Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants
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Swim With Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants. They can grow to 25 feet wide and resemble underwater flying saucers.

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Why ordering from the kids menu is harmful to children. They've changed from smaller portions of adult entrees to bland but safe options for picky eaters.

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22 Facts About Ernest Hemingway. He led an extraordinary, although too short, life.

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A Newly Discovered Diary Tells the Harrowing Story of the Deadly Halifax Explosion. It's believed to be the only same-day account from an eyewitness to the disaster that left 2000 people dead.

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Drug Expiration Dates May Be More Myth Than Fact. A stash of medicines was found to be effectively potent decades after they were made.

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Downtown Atlanta’s Lost Psychedelic Theme Park. The World of Sid and Marty Krofft was as weird as their TV shows.

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Malloy the Invincible. In 1932, a gang of killers bought insurance on a homeless drunk, but then found out he was harder to kill than Rasputin.

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Why Are Baseball Games Nine Innings Long? Believe it or not, that number actually shortened the game.

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