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The Things That Keep You Alive

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Why You’re Alive

You probably don’t realize that these things you take for granted might be the reason you’re still around to take things for granted.

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Robots Are Taking All the Good Waiter Jobs

This video of the world’s first fully-automated restaurant is a few years old, but still really cool.

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Oh, This One Is So Watery

A few weeks ago I linked to an article about a restaurant getting attention for its 45-page water menu. Now, that establishment’s “water sommelier” sits down with Conan to talk and taste.

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Handheld Music Player

The Disney Research Lab is trying to develop a technology that allows you to play music through your fingertips.

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In the Eye of the Beholder

What is ugly? This exhibit examines that very thing.

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Let the Theft Begin

The massive map from the new Grand Theft Auto game has been leaked online.

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Drinking the Haterade

Sports fans, myself included, are typically packed to the brim with things about sports that they passionately dislike. Some of them are just weird and ridiculous, but some of them deserve their scorn.

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He Doesn’t Look A Day Over 130

Dhaqabo Ebba claims to have been born more than a century and a half ago.

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The Groundbreaking Life of the First Black Astronaut
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The Groundbreaking Life of the First Black Astronaut. In 1966, Robert Lawrence, Jr. was selected for a space program you've never heard of.

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A Hubo Humanoid Robot Carried the Olympic Torch in Daejon, South Korea, on Monday. It showed off a bit by cutting a hole through a wall to pass the torch on.

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The Little Blue Pill: An Oral History of Viagra. A trial of the blood pressure medicine sildenafil had a strange side effect that made it world-famous.

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Banner Ladies: The Human Billboards of Yesteryear. Looking back on a peculiar advertising trend of the 1870s.

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The Surprising History of the Kimono. It went from simple body covering to cultural icon during the Edo period.

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Confessions of a Star Wars Nerd. No matter how much of a fan you consider yourself, there is always someone who will out-geek you.

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Incredible Photographs of a Doomed 1914 Antarctic Expedition. Over two years, they lived on a ship, on ice, and on an island before they could leave.

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25 Unsung Christmas Icons
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25 Unsung Christmas Icons. You know them, from Yukon Cornelius to Cousin Eddie.

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The Christmas Bird Count. The hundred-year-old tradition is yielding useful information about how our world is changing.

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The Billionaire Who Refused to Pay Kidnappers to Save His Grandson's Life. The true story behind the movie All the Money in the World.

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19 Weird Ways Christmas Was Totally Different 100 Years Ago. Only the best traditions stand the test of time.

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Why Your Brain Has Trouble Bailing Out Of a Bad Plan. Dialing it back takes too many steps.

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Christmas Time Means Sneaky Cats Getting Stuck in Trees. And they're not the least bit sorry about it.

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15 High-Flying Facts About Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The story set in the 19th century brought martial arts movies into the 21st century.

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