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50 Years of Nicolas Cage

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50 Nicolas Cage Facts for the 50th Birthday of This National Treasure. I had forgotten he used to be Elvis Presley's son-in-law.
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Fail Fast, Fail Often: How Losing Can Help You Win. The secret is learning from your failures, which you can't do if you never fail.
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The ad Proctor & Gamble produced for the Sochi Olympics illustrates exactly the point above. Get a hankie, since it may make you go all verklempt inside.
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69 of the A.V. Club's most anticipated pop culture of 2014. Movies, TV shows, albums, and video games we can all look forward to.
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Nyan Cat stars in a music video for Alvin Risk's "Zoom!" Chris Torres spent months illustrating gifs for the 3.5 minute work.
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Séan Garnier shows off his street football skills. This is a new definition of fancy footwork!
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Here's how we'll one day live in space. We'll turn other planets into something more like Earth.
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If you're suffering through a deep-freeze in your area, it might help to know others deal with this sort of thing all the time. Read about The Coldest Places on Earth.

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Volcanic Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice
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Solid Evidence of Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice. Over 100 volcanoes, hidden under ice sheets, could destabilize the continent.

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In 1859, the United States and Britain Almost Went to War Over a Pig. The farmers of San Juan Island called in the troops to determine sovereignty once and for all.

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The Contentious Physics of Wiffle Ball. An engineer explains his experiments to find out why it curves.

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A Fortune Lost at Sea: Ship Sinks with California Gold Rush Treasure. Hundreds died, and the loss of gold caused several banks to fail.

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How Don Hewitt Invented 60 Minutes and Changed Journalism Forever. The show is beginning its 50th year on the air.

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This Ghost Town was Aiming Nuclear Missiles at America from Just 125 Miles Away. Gudym, on the eastern edge of Russia, is now just a shell of its former self.

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How Scientists are Revolutionizing Beer. Small batches of craft beer enable brewers to experiment and innovate.

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Welcome to One of the World's Last Matriarchal Societies. Kihnu, an island off the coast of Estonia, is struggling to preserve its culture.

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Why Denmark is the World's Happiest Country
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5 Reasons Why Danes Are Happier Than the Rest of Us. The surprise is not the reasons themselves, but the fact that they are common among the population.

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Who Would Win in a Competition Between a Science Museum and a Natural History Museum? A game of one-upmanship was played out on Twitter, and readers were the winners.

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What Happens When War Is Outlawed. Fifteen nations did just that in 1928, but it didn't last long.

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My Three Years in Identity Theft Hell. Proving who you are when someone else is, too, becomes a full-time job with no perks.

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Elon Musk Releases an Explosive Mega-Collection of His Greatest Rocket Failures. Still, risking failure is the only path to technological breakthrough.

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Put Away Your Pumpkins, It's Still Summer. Autumn creep is a sign we're becoming divorced from the natural progression of the growing season.

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Early Time Travel? Why Britain Lost 11 Days in 1752.

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