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76,897 Kinds of Movies

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Netflix’s oddly specific recommendation categories span 76,897 micro-genres in total. This random sub-category generator can produce even more combinations from existing keywords, but there may not be too many films that fit the “Polish Mid-Life-Crisis Imaginative Satires” or “Gangster Love Triangle Animation” labels.

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Science may be able to solve the mystery of why dogs poop so weirdly.

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1984 was a great year for movies.

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…whereas 2013 was a great year for independent videogames.

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The fields of physics, biology, mathematics, chemistry, and psychology have given us revolutionary scientific developments, as well as some pretty good, nerdy jokes.

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Rumors of Facebook’s demise in the eyes of teenagers have been greatly exaggerated.

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The Marvel franchise is going ahead with a TV series starring Captain America’s Agent Hayley Carter. Watch out, 007: you’re not the only British spy we’re rooting for anymore.

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Instead of half-heartedly committing a New Year's resolution that will be broken by February, try a peacock vow.

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The Real Gold Rush Wealth
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The Man Who Got Rich Off the Gold Rush ... Without the Gold. The folks who really prospered were those who provided goods and services to the prospectors.

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Five Elements and Substances That Turned Out Not to Exist. Science progresses with two steps forward and one step back.

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An American Werewolf in London Is Still the Best Horror Reimagining. A look back at the 1981 thriller.

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NASA's Ambitious Plan To Save Earth From A Supervolcano. And we might produce usable energy as a bonus.

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The Devil’s in the Details of These Dark Miniature Scenes. Artist Frank Kunert makes beautiful dioramas, but they each have something weird going on.

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Why Lottery Winners Make Dangerous Neighbors. It's not because they attract burglars.

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Your City's 'Ghost Signs' Have Stories to Tell. Craig Winslow has a unique method of preserving old painted walls without affecting the building itself.

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Iconic Plague Images Are Often Not What They Seem. What a real plague victim looked like was worse, but not as easily conveyed in a painting.

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The Last Solar Eclipse
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The Last Solar Eclipse. There will come a time when the moon is too far away to produce a solar eclipse.

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Nebraska's Fearless Maid. How Minnie Freeman saved her students during the blizzard of 1888.

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Confessions of a Costume Curator. Historic garments carry the ghosts of the people who once wore them.

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This Infant's Size Confirms a Concern Doctors Have Had for Years: Large babies as well as small babies can be an indication of problems ahead.

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18 Science Fiction Spacesuits, Ranked. They may look cool, but how safe and usable would they be in real life?

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The Haunting Magic of Ghost Buildings. They aren't there anymore, but they've left evidence of their existence on the shared walls of the adjacent buildings.

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Technology Could Make Us Immortal. (But there will be consequences.)

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6 Unexpected Consequences of a Solar Eclipse. Be ready for them.

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