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Remember When This Was Your Brain?

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This Is Your Brain

This is your brain on the 10 best PSAs of all time. Why didn’t any of these make the cut?

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Art Online

You don’t need plane tickets to New York, Washington and Paris in order to see the world’s greatest museums. You just need an internet connection.

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The Efficient Curmudgeon

Being a grouch may be helping you get things done.

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“Like Nailing Jelly to Kittens”

That’s the way the developers of the first Grand Theft Auto game back in 1997 described the effort.

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Dumb Criminal, Woo-Ooo

These crooks were caught thanks to Scrooge McDuck.

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Time Travel is Possible

But you can only go forward. And you have to be able to travel close to the speed of light. So, you’re probably staying right where you are in the space-time continuum.

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What A Logical Haircut

It’s not easy to find a good Vulcan barber these days.

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Navy Yard Shooting Live Coverage

Check our sister site, The Week, for the latest developments.

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10 Holiday Controversies
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10 Holiday Controversies. What were once personal choices are now public arguments about how it should be done.

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How Zarafa, France’s First Giraffe, Became a Cultural Sensation. Artists across the country wanted to draw or paint her.

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The 6 Big Superhero Movies Of 2017, Ranked From Worst To Best. It's hard to disagree with such a short list, but some fans will.

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When They Tried to Collect on a Nonexistent Debt, This Man Fought Back. Andrew Therrien took the harassment personally, and set out to find out who was behind it.

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Competitive creative dog grooming is an activity that makes dogs into an art medium. The documentary short Well Groomed follows two creative dog groomers through the biggest such contest at Groom Expo.

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Ada Blackjack, the Forgotten Sole Survivor of an Odd Arctic Expedition. She didn't know how to shoot or trap, but she had to make it back to her young son.

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The American Savings Crisis, Explained. Even if we could build savings in this economy, it wouldn't be worth the effort.

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12 Heroic U.S. Military Chaplains. They didn't want to kill, but served by their own sacrifice.

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How Animals are Excavated at the La Brea Tar Pits
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Excavating 101 at the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. See how paleontologists get those animals out of the ancient asphalt.

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Solving the Mystery of Lyme Disease. When a shocking number of children in one town developed rheumatoid arthritis, doctors and public health officials teamed up to find its cause.

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Horse Feathers: the Marx Brothers at Their Best. The 1932 film is better than its reputation.

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A Child Interviews Her Cat. Any cat owner can relate to the absolute accuracy of the cat's responses.

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10 Reasons Why We Already Know Rey Is a Skywalker. This speculation is derived from clues in The Force Awakens, and contains no spoilers for The last Jedi.

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The Netflix Movie A Christmas Prince is a Hit for All the Wrong Reasons. It might even be worth borrowing a Netflix password.

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Imagining the Jellyfish Apocalypse. As the ocean's ecosystems collapse, they are poised to take over.

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What Was FDR Doing On the "Date Which Will Live in Infamy"? Read how the president took the news of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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