Morning Cup of Links: Calling the Oscars

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What The Numbers Say About Who Will Win At The Oscars. Here are Academy Award winners predicted with a statistical model based on history and other awards this year.
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Captain Phillips And The Problem With ‘Based On A True Story.’ Often, a historical event only provides a bare-bones story to hang the usual Hollywood tropes upon.
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The Worst Oscar Winners, From Rocky and Crash to Gwyneth Paltrow. Politics of the times sunk many deserving nominees at one time or another.
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Watch a baby panda do an imitation of a turtle on its back. Let’s hope the panda learns to control his body better as he grows up.
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45 vintage photos compiled just to make you smile. And also to point out that weirdness is no recent invention.
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You’re gonna take a selfie -what could possibly go wrong? An animated video by Andy Martin takes the idea of harmful self-obsession to the extreme.
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“Never Gonna Wake Up” by mashup artist Nils combines Rick Astley with Avicii and Chumbawamba. The music is catchy, but the eclectic dance clips that make up the video are something special.
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Remote-controlled cargo ships are a great idea — unless you're a pirate. Sailors will be out of jobs, too, but they’ll be safer in port.
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Ten Tiny Treasures: Artists and Their Miniatures. Intricate, clever, and downright adorable.

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