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Jim Urquhart/Reuters

Pictures of Burning Man

Jim Urquhart/Reuters
Jim Urquhart/Reuters

A record crowd of 61,000 people showed up for Burning Man this year. See pictures of the festival that ended yesterday.
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Diana Nyad set a world record for distance swimming yesterday at age 64. She's one of an amazing group of older athletes.
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Why Robots Won’t Replace Minimum Wage Workers Any Time Soon. People do the work better, and at double their pay, they'd still be cheaper.
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What do you do if you accidentally delete an important email? Filmmaker Bahram Sadeghi called the NSA, because they have all that stuff, don't they?
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This conductor wields amazing powers over his band. He plays those folks like an instrument.
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20 of the Greatest Silent Horror Films You Can Watch Right Now. Including the 1928 film that inspired the character of The Joker.
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A Clemson professor has identified the slave that inspired Uncle Tom's Cabin. Harriet Beecher Stowe sheltered him in escape, but never named him for legal reasons.
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Which Breaking Bad character are you? Take a pop culture quiz to see how bad you really are.
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How to Make a Monster. The story of how Godzilla was born.
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Some companies are starting to offer unlimited vacation time. Employees are afraid to use it, because when the layoffs come, the workaholics keep their jobs.

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Robert Penn, Twentieth Century Fox
How Intelligent is the Alien Xenomorph?
Robert Penn, Twentieth Century Fox
Robert Penn, Twentieth Century Fox

Just How Intelligent is the Alien Xenomorph? For a slimy, 8-foot insect, it had some canny strategies.

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Sharknado 6 Will Have Nazis and Noah's Ark, Which Seems Weirdly Predictable. Godwin's law should have come into effect long before the sixth film.

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Your Cortex Contains 17 Billion Computers. Our brains are much more complex than we've been told, and we have charts to explain them.

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Is This The Most Crowded Island In The World? A visit to Ilet a Brouee, a micro-sample of Haiti's unnatural history.

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Hilarious Guide To Dog Breeds That Will Help You Choose Your Next Dog. Comic artist Grace Gogarty captures the canine personalities you won't understand from mere pictures.

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Finding a Lost Strain of Rice, and Clues to Slave Cooking. Thought to be gone forever, a chef stumbled across a surviving crop of hill rice in Trinidad.

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29 Secrets Competitive Figure Skaters Will Never Tell You. But we found out anyway.

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This is What the Flu Does to Your Body. You feel like you've been hijacked, because that's exactly what's happening.

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Atsushi Nishijima, Disney Enterprises, Inc.
How A Wrinkle in Time Inspired Female Scientists
Atsushi Nishijima, Disney Enterprises, Inc.
Atsushi Nishijima, Disney Enterprises, Inc.

True Stories of How A Wrinkle in Time Inspired Female Scientists. The right book at the right time can change the world.

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How a Pile of Unpaid Bills Led to Washington, D.C. The new city was to be a haven from angry creditors.

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At the NBA All-Star Game, Fergie Performed "The Star Spangled Banner" as a Sultry Torch Song. The response was not so much outrage as it was laughter.

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Hawai‘i’s Last Outlaw Hippies. They've been squatting in the Kalalau Valley for 50 years, but that's coming to an end.

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The Insect That Painted Europe Red. When Conquistadors brought cochineal insects back from the Aztec empire, the color they produced made Spanish dyers rich.

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A New Model Predicts That the 'Ideal' Mammal Is 2.5 Times Bigger Than an Elephant. That model assumes adequate resources from an abundant Earth.

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New York’s Oldest Dim Sum Restaurant and the Secrets of Chinatown. Take a tour of Doyers Street, also known as Bloody Angle.

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15 of History's Greatest Mad Scientists. How being downright insane can lead to thinking outside the box.

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