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Pumpkin Spice, Pumpkin Spice, Pumpkin Spice

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It’s pumpkin spice season, thanks to a decade of the famous Starbucks concoction sold exclusively in the fall, and the craze is all over the place. With 20 million PSLs (“pumpkin spice lattes,” for the uninitiated) sold every year, it’s safe to say this cinnamon-y trend is here to stay.

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“Pumpkin spice” may not include any actual pumpkin flavor, but these comically large, award-winning pumpkins provide more than enough squash to go around.

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Macro or Micro? It’s harder than expected to guess the difference between zoomed in electron scanning microscope images and zoomed out landscape photography.

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We’ve long passed the point where the film industry pretends that the majority of its material isn’t sourced from previous works, but with a glut of page-to-screen adaptations hitting theaters this holiday season, which one is right for you?

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Better than a baby photo album: one tech-savvy dad’s selfies with his three-week-old daughter will make for wonderfully embarrassing memories one day.

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Take a break from your busy life and quietly admire these photos of the Welsh countryside at night for a while.

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You might want to rethink your Internet security habits, or lack thereof.

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What would you do if Banksy tagged your house?

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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe
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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe. Encountering something that overwhelms your previous experience can be terrifying or enlightening.

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Dominoes and Fire. See a chain reaction of dominoes—powered by candles, hot air, and burning sparklers.

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Alan Hale Jr. "The Skipper." Meet the man behind the Gilligan's Island character.

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The 9 Most Nightmarish Movies About Nuclear Attacks. None of them are as scary as growing up during the Cold War arms race.

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5 Tips from NASA for Photographing the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21. The secret is preparing ahead of time.

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The Bloody San Antonio Origins of Chili Con Carne. One of the possible origin stories goes back as far as an uprising in 1813.

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The United States of Movies. The most iconic film set in each state, plotted on a colorful map.

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7 Spacecraft NASA Has Landed on Mars. Some future civilization may discover it and call it a robot planet.

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Where Did That Tuna Come From?
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Why You Should Care About Where Your Tuna Comes From. Pollutants are not the same across the globe.

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A Demonstration of How Water Acts in Space. Watch an astronaut blow fruit punch like bubble gum.

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I Wore A Mars Space Suit And It Was Exhausting. Living in an inhospitable atmosphere will be no walk in the park.

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John Ballou Newbrough's Orphan Utopia. His new Faithist religion was dictated by angels in the 1880s.

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How to Spot a Fake Viral Video. Begin with the idea that not every recording is true to life.

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The Bloody, Exhilarating Bonnie and Clyde Broke Taboos When it Hit Screens 50 Years Ago. It was historical fiction, yet resonated with the counterculture.

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The Game of Thrones Characters Need to Hang Out More. Battles and special effects are nice, but dialogue is where the show really shines.

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How WWII Saved The Great Gatsby From Obscurity. It took almost 20 years for the book to become a hit.

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