Why This Year's Best Picture Race is a Total Crapshoot

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VALERIE MACON, AFP/Getty Images

Why This Year's Best Picture Race is a Total Crapshoot. Four of the nominees would not surprise us if they won, but the other five wouldn't shock us, either.

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Can You Solve the Seven Planets Riddle? The key is to simplify the search for criminals who jump from one planet to another.

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The Dirty Secret of ‘Secret Family Recipes.’ You might be surprised to find where Grandma's recipe really came from.

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To Boldly Stay: How Deep Space Nine Upended Star Trek by Exposing Utopia's Dark Side. Keeping the action in one space station forced the writers to look in new directions.

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18 Images That Prove Cats Are Our Masters And Not The Other Way Around. Cats don't care about your silly rules.

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The Truth About Queso (And How Chipotle Got It Wrong). The evolution of the Tex-Mex treat includes the influence of fondue and Welsh rarebit.

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Did Human Sacrifice Help People Form Complex Societies? Maybe, but the findings tell a much more complicated story.

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Weird Camera Effects. Unearthly images are not caused by aliens or ghosts, just modern technology.

The Forgotten History of Captain Marvel

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Alberto E. Rodriguez, Getty Images for Disney

The Forgotten History of Captain Marvel. The character's story is interesting, but the story behind the comics is even more so.

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Which Life Form Really Dominates Earth? From a biological point of view, it's not humans.

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How Golf Freed an Innocent Man from Prison. Golf Digest published an article about Dixon in 2012, and the publicity led to the dominos of Dixon's murder case falling, one by one, over the next six years.

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Mr. Rogers vs. the Superheroes. Few things made him angrier than adults who would mislead young children.

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The Three Major Cartels Behind the Downfall of Africa’s Elephants. Conservationists are using science to battle them from all angles.

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Nikola Tesla Built a Giant Tower to Send Wireless Electricity Around the World. What could possibly go wrong with such a brilliant idea?

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Bob Iger Confirms a Star Wars Movie Slowdown. Disney has learned something from the lukewarm response to Solo.

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11 Well-Paying Careers You Haven't Thought Of. Actuaries make lots of money, but few people grow up wanting to be one.

Total Recall: How to Master the Art of Memorization

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How to Memorize Like a Champion. Some tips from a four-time winner of the USA Memory Championship.

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Time-Restricted Eaters Lose Weight Even Without Changing Their Diet. A later breakfast and earlier supper seems to work, if you can stick with it.

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When Thousands Struck Back Against the USSR … by Singing. The Soviets controlled a 1985 Latvian song and dance festival, but the seeds of revolution were sown with a folk song.

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How Cauliflower Took Over Your Pizza, Your Kitchen, and the World. It's a vegetable that can stand in for almost any other food.

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The Secret Rooftop Farms You Can Visit Above Parisian Department Stores. Take a tour of an organic farm even the store employees below didn't know about.

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American Weirdness: Observations From an Expat. A lot can change at home when an American lives in Paris for ten years.

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There's a Cat Butt in the Captain Marvel Poster. It's no accident; he's an important character in the comic books.

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11 Things You Might Not Know About The Monkees. The music group made for TV became a real band.

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