Weekend Links: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Puppy

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Who needs an expensive purebred when these mutts are so cute? Just try saying no to that adorable little cheagle (Chihuahua-beagle) or that implausibly fluffy chusky (chow chow-Siberian husky).

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Diagon Alley is coming to Orlando, Florida, and the concept photos look amazing.

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Playing games to solve real-world problems? Not so far-fetched, with online video games like Foldit, Planet Hunters, and Forgotten Island: They’re as addictive as Candy Crush, but with the added bonus of helping scientists and researchers identify mutated DNA strands, save endangered ash trees, and protect New Zealand rain forests—better than a high score any day.

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Skip the Hallmark sentiments and let these literary pun valentines declare your love for you. They’re subtly animated, to boot.

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Curling is a lot more complicated than it sounds.

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Would a big city by any other, modern name smell as sweet? (Well, “Bearbrass” and “New Orange” were due for updates.)

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The Olympics are coming, and the city of Sochi is preparing accordingly.

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