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Why Restaurants Love Buffets Even More Than You Do

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Why Restaurants Love Buffets Even More Than You Do. While you get all you can eat, they profit in several ways.

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Kate Middleton’s Postpartum Look Sums Up Our Untenable Expectations for Women. Seven hours after the prince was born, she was posing for pictures.

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When the U.S. Kept Losing Nuclear Bombs. Some are still out there, waiting to be found someday.

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Play Saturn's Rings Like a Harp. An image of the rings from the Cassini probe has been linked to harp sounds, so you can pluck them with your mouse.

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Feed the World With Bad Music: The Wacky World of Charity Singles. There have been a lot more of them than you realized.

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Mitchel Wu Has a Lot of Toys. They are the subjects of his photographs, placed in unexpected settings in odd combinations that show us another side to life as a pop culture icon toy.

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Decoding My Pup's DNA. More evidence that mutts are the best.

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How Did Saloons in the Old West Lock Their Doors at Night? The swinging doors you see in Westerns weren't up to real security.

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World War II's Greatest Urban Legend
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An Invisible Warship is at the Center of WWII’s Greatest Urban Legend. Secret experiments, magnetic fields, and conspiracy theories led people to believe the USS Eldridge achieved teleportation.

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The Next Big Discovery in Astronomy Has Already Been Found. We Just Don't Know It Yet. Many important breakthroughs come from interpreting old data.

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Richard Wilkinson is producing a series of insect illustrations based on Star Wars characters called Arthropoda Iconicus. Star Wars fans will recognize who inspired each of these insects, but non-Star Wars fans will be forgiven if they take them as real species.

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The Curse of an Open Floor Plan. Do the benefits of a great room outweigh the disadvantages?

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Don't Pay for a Spell to Remove the Impediment. Especially if the impediment is you!

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The Army’s First Black Nurses Were Relegated to Caring for Nazi Prisoners of War. The military didn't want them, even during a nurse shortage.

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Rise of the Ticks. Insect-borne diseases have more than tripled in the past few years due to climate change.

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The Birthplaces of 9 Classic Salads. Read them all, and then select one to enjoy today.

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The History of Monopoly
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Elizabeth Magie and the History of the Board Game Monopoly. What it became was a far cry from her original intention.

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How North American Bison Ended Up in the Swiss Alps. Several Alpine herds are all descended from one farmer's crazy idea.

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South Georgia Island Is Officially Free of Its Bird-Killing Rodents. The invasive species wrecked the balance of nature for 250 years.

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Listen to These Auditory Illusions When You’re Bored With Laurel and Yanny. Learn about five ways your brain affects what you hear.

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Everybody Once Thought Stegosauruses Could Actually Fly. Early fossil finds led one paleontologist into wild speculation about the dinosaur.

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The Truth About the First Academy Awards and the Dog Rin Tin Tin. He was a good boy, but not an Oscar winner.

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Las Vegas is everything right—and wrong—with sports right now. Stadiums built with tax money rarely benefit the taxpayers.

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15 Life Hacks to Make Doing the Dishes a Breeze. Make them a habit to save yourself time and trouble.

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