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iDiots

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Everything about our relationship with technology is summed up in the short film iDiots. Cute little robots watching cat videos on mobile devices is just the beginning.
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10 Delightful Dave Grohl Facts To Remind You Dave Grohl Is The King Of Cool Rock Stars. Anyone can be talented, but Grohl is also funny and downright nice to people.
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The Strange Fate of Eben Byers. He suffered a horrific death from drinking a health tonic.
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Burglar Rolando Lozano taunted the local police on their Facebook page, saying "Catch me if u can." Within a few minutes, they did.
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Adam took the opportunity of a rap battle to propose to his girlfriend Rapunsell live on stage. I bet he got extra points for that.
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Bill Murray shows us his skill with tongue twisters in a 30-year-old Laserdisc routine. He eventually even puts one in musical form.
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Gravity director Alfonso Cuaron's son Jonas made a short film showing what was happening on the other end of Sandra Bullock's distress call from space. Aningaaq was intended as a featurette, but has been submitted for an Academy Award.
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11 Impressive Thanksgiving Cupcakes. If you picture anything normally on a Thanksgiving dinner table, it can also be made into a cupcake.

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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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