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Colorado Flood Devastation

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Dramatic before and after photos reveal the devastation of the Colorado floods. And they don't have much recovery time before winter sets in.
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Why The Breaking Bad Finale May Not Provide The Satisfying Ending Some Want. "May" is the operative word here, because this is another prediction we can judge come Sunday night.
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The Top Blocked Websites at Workplaces in the U.S. I once worked for a company that considered anything besides the weather forecast to be "inappropriate."
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There’s something oddly amusing about GIFS set to music, especially when the soundtrack is so perfect. Contains NSFW lyrics.
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50 Books Every Parent Should Read to Their Child. If you don't have young children, you can use this as a gift guide for kids you know.

Dr. Sleep, Stephen King's sequel to The Shining, follows Danny Torrance as an adult. Read a couple of terrifying excerpts.
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Horse_ebooks Is Dead. What we thought was a delightful Twitter spambot turns out to be an artist pulling our legs.
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Matthew got down on one knee and proposed to Brynn, even though they were both wakeboarding at the time. At least he had the sense to keep the ring back on the boat!
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9 recipes that will make you want to bring lunch to work. Which you probably do already, but now it will be even better.

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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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