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24 Extraordinary Photos Of The Making Of The Atomic Bomb. The brain power, teamwork, and secrecy of the Manhattan Project is still impressive 70 years later.
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A curious cat decides to investigate a moving set of windshield wipers. And then it gets weird.
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Why Do Our Favorite Horror Fiction Monsters Still Frighten Us? Because if they didn't have a connection with our deepest fears, they wouldn't be our favorites.
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If you can't get away for a nice vacation, you could send your teddy bear in your place. A Japanese travel agency will send your stuffed animal to exotic and exciting places and bring him home with pictures.
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The staff and patients at a children's hospital did a lip dub of Katy Perry's song "Roar." These kids really know what it's like to dance through the fire.
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Photographer Carli Davidson caught wet dogs in mid-shake in goofy photos and in slow-motion video. She calls the distortion the "moment dogs turn into monsters."
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Why We Are Under the Spell of Survival Movies. Contains spoilers for this fall's Oscar bait.
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5 Things You Didn't Know About Maurice Sendak. I did not know about his love/hate relationship with Mickey Mouse.
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The 9 best ways to time travel, ranked. Some time machines are much more reliable than others.
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Historic Werewolves. The legends were formed to explain horrific real events in which people acted like animals.

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Einstein is Proved Right (Again)
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Deep in the Heart of Our Galaxy, Einstein is Proved Right Again. His theory of general relativity holds true even at the black hole near the center of our galaxy.

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"Total Eclipse of the Heart" Was Almost a Meat Loaf Song. It was written for him, but then detoured to Bonnie Tyler.

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The Atomic Bomb That Was Too Big To Use. The largest nuclear bomb ever made, Tsar Bomba, was actually a scaled-down version of the original design.

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6 Weirdly Specific Ideas Movies Have About Normal Bathrooms. You'll be surprised by the many times the same weird thing happens in a bathroom across different fictional worlds.

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What It’s Like to Apartment Hunt With a Boyfriend Who Has No Credit Score. He's a responsible guy, but couldn't prove it on paper.

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The 33 Most Romantic Moments In TV History. Get your hankies out.

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27 Hilariously Nasty Sounding Mushroom Species Names. They would be hurt by them if they had feelings.

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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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