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Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Public Domain

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Universal Studios

A federal judge has ruled that the character of Sherlock Holmes is now in the public domain. But what does that really mean?
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Spandy Andy entertains a crowd with his street dance. But a cute little kid steps up and makes it a real two-man show.
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The Most Extreme Explorers of 2013. They live lives the rest of us only dream (and read) about.
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Brooke Graham must be the most dedicated TV news reporter ever. Watch her pass out on the job and then wake up and continue the interview where she left off.
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Humans are far from the only species to enjoy mind-altering substances. Dolphins Have Found A Bizarre Way To Get High.
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Sir Patrick Stewart Demonstrates How Cows have Regional Accents. Of course, American cows sound whinier than British cattle.
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25 Things Nobody Tells You About Your First Apartment. I sent this to my kids so they'd know, and they think I'm hinting for them to move out.
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9 Books To Genuinely Inspire Your New Year. You might even finish reading one or two before school starts again.
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Snowflakes as you've never seen them before. Alexey Kljatov's photographs highlight their varying complexity and infinite variety.

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Marvel
The Battle of New York: An Avengers Oral History
Marvel
Marvel

The Battle of New York: An Avengers Oral History. It took a huge team of professionals to pull it off.

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The Mountain Man Who Outran His Captors Barefoot and Naked. John Colter had to think fast to escape Blackfoot country.

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A Program to Guide You to College Success. First-generation college students do much better when they have personal guidance from trained counselors.

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When Don the Talking Dog Took the Nation by Storm. He only knew eight words, but was the hit of the vaudeville circuit.

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A Spring Drive in Nepal. A driver must have nerves of steel to avoid waterfalls cascading over the mountain road.

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The Heart-Racing Drama of Dissecting a Beached Whale. Dr. Joy Reidenberg shares stories from her unique job.

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The Robot-Operated Power Plant of the Future. One is already being built in Japan.

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7 Times People Were Awarded Lifetime Supplies Of Things. That's the way to make a few lifetime fans.

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What Are Mercury's Mysterious Red Spots?
iStock
iStock

What Are Mercury's Mysterious Red Spots? Data from the MESSENGER probe proves the tiny planet is more interesting than we ever knew.

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How Antonio Banderas Conquered His Fear of Playing Picasso. The role of his hometown hero was intimidating before now.

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What Kind of Town Elects a Cat as its Mayor? The kind of town Talkeetna, Alaska, is.

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Where the Amish Go on Vacation. A neighborhood in Sarasota, Florida, is the place for an annual respite from normal work.

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8 Serious Hollywood Scenes That Looked Hilarious Before CGI. Don't let a look behind the scenes ruin your suspension of disbelief.

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A Cat Walks Into a Deli ... And the clerk helps him select a choice cut of meat.

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How Charles Dickens Imagined a Westworld-like Robot Theme Park Back In 1838. The Mudfog Association proposed using automatons to provide immersive entertainment.

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The Jewish Psychic Who Tricked Hitler. Erik Jan Hanussen was a master at manipulating gullible people, up to a point.

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