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The Thermodynamics of Coffee and Cream

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Counterintuitively, adding cream to a cup of a coffee helps slow down its cooling process. An explanation of the underlying physics at work is given here, alongside a fascinating super-slow-motion video of still black coffee transformed by the addition of cream.

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There isn’t actually a Love Actually sequel in the works, but this fake, fan-made trailer featuring zombies, death threats, hobbits, and Hogwarts is a reminder that the original cast has been keeping busy with other projects since the movie’s 2003 release anyway.

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In a massive time-saving move, YouTube has compiled the year’s most viral videos into a single, 5:47-long pop culture smorgasbord.

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Here, too, are the year’s top ten viral memes. Wow. Such compilation.

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While one kindergartener’s classmates made generic hand gestures signifying Santa Claus’s pointy hat and long beard during their annual Christmas concert, the five-year-old KODA, or “kid of deaf adults,” translated the entire program into American Sign Language so her parents could experience the holiday cheer as well.

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David Thibault, the sixteen-year-old French Canadian reincarnation of Elvis, puts his skills to festive use with a remarkably familiar-sounding rendition of the crooner’s classic, “Blue Christmas.”

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Let these fatal family feuds in history be a reminder to take it easy on your relatives during the holidays.

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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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