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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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Welcome to the Year of the Dog
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Happy Chinese New Year! Welcome to the Year of the Dog.

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The Evolution of Marvel’s Black Panther. Introduced in 1966, the character hits the big screen this weekend.

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The Very Real History of Death Stars. Germany, the Soviet Union, and the U.S. have all drawn up plans for weaponized satellites.

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The Karate Kid gets a modern makeover with Cobra Kai. Daniel and Johnny will revive their unresolved conflicts as older adults in the YouTube Red series.

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How the “Heart Balm Racket” Convinced America That Women Were Up to No Good. Sensational cases of gold diggers meant the end of breach of promise lawsuits.

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What Europe's Oldest Wine Tells Us About Ancient Sicilians. Samples hidden in a cave thousands of years ago hold clues to their everyday lives.

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15 of the World's Most Stunning Winter Destinations. You still have time to book a trip before the tourist season starts.

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10 Weird Facts About Lobsters
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10 Weird Facts About Lobsters. If they were designed as movie aliens, they would be too implausible.

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Making Artificial Earthquakes with a Four-Ton Steel Ball. Get out of the way when it's dropped in the name of science!

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Jerry Lewis in The Bellboy. It wasn't a typical Jerry Lewis movie, but it worked.

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The Incinerator House. Artist Ron Fleming turned an abandoned industrial structure into a home and a work of art.

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Why Adam Rippon Didn’t Win. He finished behind two competitors who fell because of the complicated math of figure skating.

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Was Young Luke Skywalker a Selfless Hero or a Freeloader? Luke took advantage of the Rebel Alliance in using an X-wing or two as his personal vehicle, but a commenter refutes that argument in style.

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15 'Trials of the Century' and the Media Frenzies That Accompanied Them. Because true crime is more fascinating than fiction.

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