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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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Volcanic Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice
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Solid Evidence of Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice. Over 100 volcanoes, hidden under ice sheets, could destabilize the continent.

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In 1859, the United States and Britain Almost Went to War Over a Pig. The farmers of San Juan Island called in the troops to determine sovereignty once and for all.

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The Contentious Physics of Wiffle Ball. An engineer explains his experiments to find out why it curves.

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A Fortune Lost at Sea: Ship Sinks with California Gold Rush Treasure. Hundreds died, and the loss of gold caused several banks to fail.

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How Don Hewitt Invented 60 Minutes and Changed Journalism Forever. The show is beginning its 50th year on the air.

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This Ghost Town was Aiming Nuclear Missiles at America from Just 125 Miles Away. Gudym, on the eastern edge of Russia, is now just a shell of its former self.

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How Scientists are Revolutionizing Beer. Small batches of craft beer enable brewers to experiment and innovate.

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Welcome to One of the World's Last Matriarchal Societies. Kihnu, an island off the coast of Estonia, is struggling to preserve its culture.

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Why Denmark is the World's Happiest Country
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5 Reasons Why Danes Are Happier Than the Rest of Us. The surprise is not the reasons themselves, but the fact that they are common among the population.

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Who Would Win in a Competition Between a Science Museum and a Natural History Museum? A game of one-upmanship was played out on Twitter, and readers were the winners.

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What Happens When War Is Outlawed. Fifteen nations did just that in 1928, but it didn't last long.

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My Three Years in Identity Theft Hell. Proving who you are when someone else is, too, becomes a full-time job with no perks.

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Elon Musk Releases an Explosive Mega-Collection of His Greatest Rocket Failures. Still, risking failure is the only path to technological breakthrough.

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Put Away Your Pumpkins, It's Still Summer. Autumn creep is a sign we're becoming divorced from the natural progression of the growing season.

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Early Time Travel? Why Britain Lost 11 Days in 1752.

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