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Weekend Links: How to Boil an Egg

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There’s more nuance to a perfect hard-boiled egg than just boiling water.

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Here’s what’s going on in Ukraine. A deal has been signed, but protestors still aren’t pleased.

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Armies across the world make sacrifices every day, not least of which are home-cooked meals. Instead, they’re treated to ration packs that, depending on nationality, can contain anything from pre-packaged pork and beans (UK) and Vegemite (Australia) to duck cassoulet (France) and good old PB&J (Canada)—and now, finally, pizza that will remain edible for three years.

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Disney and Pixar movies have plucked story inspiration from all around the world, as this handy map demonstrates.

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Finding the perfect next book to read can be a struggle for both casual and committed readers. Instead of turning to one of those innumerable “what to read next” lists, try taking some more unconventional suggestions.

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Time waits for no man (or beast): These before and after photos of people’s pets growing up prove that kids aren’t the only ones who grow so fast.

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Rebecca Louise Law is no ordinary floral arranger. For one thing, she works on a scale of thousands of blooms at a time; for another, she prefers to hang her flowers from the ceiling.

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What do Justin Bieber and The Beatles have in common? Two words.

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An ‘Outtake’ Video of the Royal Wedding
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BEN STANSALL, AFP/Getty Images

This ‘Outtake’ Video of the Royal Wedding is So Dumb—But So Very Enjoyable. As if it were like everyone else's wedding.

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A Lonely Avocado Searches for His Other Half in The Pits. This sweet short film, written by David Bizzaro, has been selected for more than 30 film festivals so far.

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We’ll First Find Aliens on Eyeball Planets. These are exoplanets that are tidally locked to their star, and carry a thin habitable zone in a ring shape.

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Vulture Ranks Every Star Wars Movie. Ten mini-reviews to justify the rankings include Solo without giving away too much.

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Han Solo was Almost in Revenge of the Sith. His part would have been too silly to believe.

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Deep in the Honduran Rain Forest, an Ecological SWAT Team Explores a Lost World. The diverse biology is a bigger treasure than the lost city that lured explorers there in the first place.

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Roxy, the Long Island Railroad Dog. He knew every train and its schedule, and how to get where he wanted to go.

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The Great Fertility Reversion. America's plummeting birth rate might not be as dire as it seems.

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The X-Men Movies You Never Saw
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20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

The X-Men Movies You Never Saw. Filmmakers have been pushing the comic book heroes for almost three decades.

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How The Gambia Learned to Grow Both Forests and Food. The trick is allowing communities to own, care for, and protect their pieces of the forest.

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Having Babies on Mars Is Going to Be a ‘Titanic Challenge.’ At least one scientist suggests that we start genetically modifying humans to withstand the rigors of reproduction beyond Earth.

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The Five Stages of Watching a Star Wars Movie. See them all play out this weekend as Solo opens in theaters.

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Josiah Henson, the Real Inspiration for Uncle Tom’s Cabin. He settled in Canada, where he was free to publish his life experiences.

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24 Things Princesses At Disney Parks Would Never Tell You. The job comes with strict rules and high standards, but doesn't pay well.

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Meet Gustaf Broman, the 19th Century Con Man Who Attempted to Cross the Atlantic in a Log Boat. He never expected to succeed, as he had other plans for the trip.

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19 Acclaimed Authors and Their Typewriters. Some of those machines are still around, and some are still in use.

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