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50 Years of Pop-Tarts

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Pop-Tarts were introduced 50 years ago. Learn the history of the pastry from Pop-Tart memorabilia collector Dennis Hasty.
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10 Facts Only Lord Of The Rings Super Fans Know. But now you can know them, too.
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Do you ever feel like someone is watching you? Here are 47 cute photos that may explain why.
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An elderly British Columbia woman waved at students going to the nearby school every day for years. On Valentine's Day, they paid her back for her cheerfulness.
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Nickolay Lamm’s Fascinating Graphs Trace Words’ Appearances in Songs, 1960-Present. While “happy” and “smile” have become less common, “sex” and “weed” have exploded.
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Goodnight Moon Has Been Hilariously Updated For The Modern Parent. Read an excerpt from Goodnight, Nannie-cam by Jen Nessel and Lizzy Ratner.
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Brave Sydney divers wrestle an endangered nurse shark to save its life. And it was captured on video.
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Ukraine’s D.C. Lobbyists in Disarray as Dictator Flees. They don’t know who they’re working for now, or more importantly, whether they will be paid.
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Your Oscar playlist: Listen to 80 years of Best Original Song winners. Or you can just pick out the songs you know best to listen to.

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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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