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The Trend in Group Selfies

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Who knew? A selfie taken of more than one person is called an "usie," which is pronounced "ussie." Us old folks will still call them "group pictures."
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A BBC ad for the Winter Olympics coverage is poetic, ominous, and downright frightening. They frame the Games as an epic battle of supernatural proportions while the rest of us just wait for someone to slip and fall.
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When there are no humans around, a Beagle will do what he has to do to get chicken nuggets. With these problem-solving skills, he should be put to work to earn them.
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19-year-old Jason Brown’s performance at the 2014 U.S. National Championships won him a spot on the Olympic team. It also made him a star in the eyes of those who watched it.
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A survey shows us which are the best and worst state license plates in the U.S. The winner is from the least populous state, so favoritism was not a factor.
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When an athlete's championship ring goes up for sale, there's always a sad story behind it. Sometimes it's theft, sometimes they just need the cash.
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Two Years On, Costa Concordia Remains the Wreck Italy Can’t Forget. Prosecutions are continuing, and the shipwreck site has become a pilgrimage destination.
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Watch the first trailer for season four of Game of Thrones. There will probably be more coming before the show returns in April.

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The Many Deaths of the Joker
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The Many Deaths of The Joker. The villain is killed off time and time again, but he's too good to get rid of permanently.

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The Magazine That Started a Feminist Movement in Japan. Seitō was groundbreaking literature in 1911.

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Is Beaming Down in Star Trek a Death Sentence? We don't know whether the reassembled atoms at the other end are the real you.

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The True Story Behind Billie Jean King’s Victorious “Battle of the Sexes.” It was just one chapter in her campaign to elevate women in tennis.

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The Ultimate, Indisputable Ranking of Planets in the Solar System, with a justification for each. Earth needs some help to regain its formerly stellar reputation.

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The Delicate Art of the Amusement Park Caricature. The artist must negotiate the body image issues of strangers every day.

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America's Flood Epidemic. Houston has seen three "500-year floods" in just the last three years.

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11 Strange Battlefields Where the Cold War Was Fought. There was no competition too inconsequential for the U.S. And the Soviet Union.

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The Magic of Making Marbles
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The Magic of Making Marbles. An expert glassblower shows us how it's done.

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The Marriage of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. It burned brightly and then flamed out quickly.

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The 12 Best So-Bad-They're-Good Episodes of Star Trek. They come from four different series in the adventures of Starfleet.

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The Bizarre Case of New Zealand’s Exploding Pants. This illustrates the danger of new products that aren't thoroughly tested.

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Leather: Grown in a Lab, Without Cows. It's collagen produced by engineered yeast that is essentially the same as tanned animal skin.

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Watch a Rare Video of a Two-Faced Kitten. And learn what might cause a Janus cat to be born that way.

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5 Great Alarm Clocks for Reluctant Wakers. A novel idea could really get your attention first thing in the morning.

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Autumnal Equinox Traditions. How folks say goodbye to summer and hello to fall—at least in the Northern Hemisphere.

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