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Pictures of Burning Man

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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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Einstein is Proved Right (Again)
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Deep in the Heart of Our Galaxy, Einstein is Proved Right Again. His theory of general relativity holds true even at the black hole near the center of our galaxy.

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"Total Eclipse of the Heart" Was Almost a Meat Loaf Song. It was written for him, but then detoured to Bonnie Tyler.

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The Atomic Bomb That Was Too Big To Use. The largest nuclear bomb ever made, Tsar Bomba, was actually a scaled-down version of the original design.

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6 Weirdly Specific Ideas Movies Have About Normal Bathrooms. You'll be surprised by the many times the same weird thing happens in a bathroom across different fictional worlds.

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What It’s Like to Apartment Hunt With a Boyfriend Who Has No Credit Score. He's a responsible guy, but couldn't prove it on paper.

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The 33 Most Romantic Moments In TV History. Get your hankies out.

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27 Hilariously Nasty Sounding Mushroom Species Names. They would be hurt by them if they had feelings.

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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe
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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe. Encountering something that overwhelms your previous experience can be terrifying or enlightening.

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Dominoes and Fire. See a chain reaction of dominoes—powered by candles, hot air, and burning sparklers.

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Alan Hale Jr. "The Skipper." Meet the man behind the Gilligan's Island character.

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The 9 Most Nightmarish Movies About Nuclear Attacks. None of them are as scary as growing up during the Cold War arms race.

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5 Tips from NASA for Photographing the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21. The secret is preparing ahead of time.

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The Bloody San Antonio Origins of Chili Con Carne. One of the possible origin stories goes back as far as an uprising in 1813.

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The United States of Movies. The most iconic film set in each state, plotted on a colorful map.

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7 Spacecraft NASA Has Landed on Mars. Some future civilization may discover it and call it a robot planet.

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