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Petting a Panda

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The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding will let you play with and hug a panda. All it will cost you is a few hundred dollars, and the cost of a trip to China.
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Enjoy 30 funny signs that feature errors, bad translation, a wicked sense of humor, or possibly Photoshop. If I were Elwood, I'd fess up or get out of town.
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Of Miley And Men: The 15 Most Memorable Memes Of 2013. Now I'm looking for any opportunity to use the name Porkchop Snapplesauce.
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Do public intellectuals exist anymore? No, and you can blame politics and the internet for that.
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Should Birth Control Sabotage Be Considered a Crime? Maybe, but enforcing or prosecuting such a law would be almost impossible in the U.S.
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Waffles the Terrible is a 7-month old cat just learning about ice and snow. Watch him make a daring leap into internet stardom.
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The Island Nation Doomed to Disappear Within Half a Century. Rising sea levels mean the end of paradise on Kiribati.
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The 65 Most Important TV Deaths In 2013. Contains lots of spoilers if you've been putting off watching any TV this year.
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We are very, very bad at washing our hands, says science. At least in public restrooms; let's hope we do better at home.
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Where Candy Canes Come From. They might even come from your kitchen!

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How Raiders of the Lost Ark Continues to Influence Pop Culture
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How Raiders of the Lost Ark Continues to Influence Pop Culture. When creating heroic tales, filmmakers still ask, "What would Indiana Jones do?"

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The Unexplained Dancing Plague and Other Epidemics of Yore. The power of suggestion is still the most logical explanation.

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Reanimation! Science Stories About Frankenstein. This seven-part video series features conversations with scientists on Mary Shelley's book and the issues it addresses.

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George Lucas's Plan for Star Wars 7 through 9, Starring Mid-Chlorians. No matter how much you dislike any of the new Star Wars films, you can tell yourself it could have been so much worse.

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The Recipes of Cleopatra. Her elixirs were well-regarded in the fields of cosmetics, gynecology, and alchemy.

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The Iroquois Theater Disaster. More than 600 people died in the stampede and conflagration, which led to new safety standards.

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The Secret to Loving Your Life. The first step is giving up on the notion that you are in control.

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10 TV Characters Who Were Inspired By Real People. Not all of them were happy about it.

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17 Pieces Of Advice For New Dads
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17 Pieces Of Advice For New Dads That Are Actually Really Helpful. You can never spend too much time bonding with your child.

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Raccoon and the Light. The cute animated story of a raccoon that found a flashlight shows what forest creatures do in the dark.

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Behind the Scenes at the National Zoo’s Kitchen. Catering to the needs and preferences of 1800 animals is no picnic.

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The Stanford Prison Experiment was Massively Influential, But Fraudulent. Shocking experiments become classics, while their irregularities and the failure to replicate their results are barely noticed.

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4 True Crime Stories Starring Famous Historical Figures. Featuring Abraham Lincoln, Arthur Conan Doyle, Queen Elizabeth, and Colonel Sanders.

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Bark In The Park Event Goes Sideways. What could possibly go wrong when you combine good dogs and flying baseballs?

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What Do Women Want? Pockets! There's no good reason we can't stash a phone as easily as men do.

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Why Father's Day Was 58 Years in the Making. It wasn't an official holiday until 1972!

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