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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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Where Did That Tuna Come From?
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Why You Should Care About Where Your Tuna Comes From. Pollutants are not the same across the globe.

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A Demonstration of How Water Acts in Space. Watch an astronaut blow fruit punch like bubble gum.

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I Wore A Mars Space Suit And It Was Exhausting. Living in an inhospitable atmosphere will be no walk in the park.

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John Ballou Newbrough's Orphan Utopia. His new Faithist religion was dictated by angels in the 1880s.

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How to Spot a Fake Viral Video. Begin with the idea that not every recording is true to life.

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The Bloody, Exhilarating Bonnie and Clyde Broke Taboos When it Hit Screens 50 Years Ago. It was historical fiction, yet resonated with the counterculture.

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The Game of Thrones Characters Need to Hang Out More. Battles and special effects are nice, but dialogue is where the show really shines.

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How WWII Saved The Great Gatsby From Obscurity. It took almost 20 years for the book to become a hit.

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A Sports Car is Born
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A Sports Car is Born. The story of that car you wanted as a kid, but thought twice about as an adult.

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The Quiet War Against Ownership. Manufacturers want to maintain control over the products they sell you.

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No One Will Bet Against Science on August 21. Even those who deny climate change will be headed to the solar eclipse totality zone.

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A Brief Tour of European Wedding Cake Traditions. You might want to use one to make your wedding more memorable.

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How the Internet Changed the Meaning of ‘Mamihlapinatapai.’ It perfectly summed up an incident we all know, but now is used to describe online behavior.

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Scientists Discovered a Trove of Volcanoes Hidden Beneath Antarctic Ice Sheet. It might be the densest area of volcanoes in the world.

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The Science of Suffering. Research indicates that trauma can affect your descendants for generations.

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10 Snack Foods Originally Sold as Medicines. While they didn't cure anything, they turned out to be pretty tasty.

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