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Meet the Voice of Siri

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"Hey, are you Siri?” A CNN reporter accidentally discovered the woman behind the iPhone during an interview after, of course, recognizing her voice.

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As Halloween approaches, so too do the disturbingly unnecessary “sexy” versions of costumes. Big Bird was never meant to wear platform heels.

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Looking for a weekend project? The secrets to excellent homemade jam are all laid out here.

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Cult classic and widely agreed-upon “worst movie ever” The Room is approaching its tenth anniversary. Actor Greg Sestero, better known as “Oh hi, Mark,” has written a book about his experiences working with eccentric director Tommy Wiseau on what has been called “the Citizen Kane of bad movies.”

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No room to store your books? Nonsense. Repurposed pianos, skateboards, and sarcophagi will all serve as fine receptacles for reading material.

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As the consequences of the government shutdown grow increasingly absurd, late-night TV hosts are making the most of it.

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…but until the government starts back up again, these beautiful national parks are closed for business.

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One-hit wonders like these are proof that there’s hope out there for even the worst garage band in the neighborhood – maybe.

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The Real Gold Rush Wealth
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The Man Who Got Rich Off the Gold Rush ... Without the Gold. The folks who really prospered were those who provided goods and services to the prospectors.

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Five Elements and Substances That Turned Out Not to Exist. Science progresses with two steps forward and one step back.

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An American Werewolf in London Is Still the Best Horror Reimagining. A look back at the 1981 thriller.

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NASA's Ambitious Plan To Save Earth From A Supervolcano. And we might produce usable energy as a bonus.

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The Devil’s in the Details of These Dark Miniature Scenes. Artist Frank Kunert makes beautiful dioramas, but they each have something weird going on.

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Why Lottery Winners Make Dangerous Neighbors. It's not because they attract burglars.

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Your City's 'Ghost Signs' Have Stories to Tell. Craig Winslow has a unique method of preserving old painted walls without affecting the building itself.

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Iconic Plague Images Are Often Not What They Seem. What a real plague victim looked like was worse, but not as easily conveyed in a painting.

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The Last Solar Eclipse
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The Last Solar Eclipse. There will come a time when the moon is too far away to produce a solar eclipse.

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Nebraska's Fearless Maid. How Minnie Freeman saved her students during the blizzard of 1888.

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Confessions of a Costume Curator. Historic garments carry the ghosts of the people who once wore them.

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This Infant's Size Confirms a Concern Doctors Have Had for Years: Large babies as well as small babies can be an indication of problems ahead.

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18 Science Fiction Spacesuits, Ranked. They may look cool, but how safe and usable would they be in real life?

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The Haunting Magic of Ghost Buildings. They aren't there anymore, but they've left evidence of their existence on the shared walls of the adjacent buildings.

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Technology Could Make Us Immortal. (But there will be consequences.)

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6 Unexpected Consequences of a Solar Eclipse. Be ready for them.

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