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The Best Oscar Hosts

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25 Years of Oscar Hosts, Ranked. How will Ellen Degeneres’ 2014 show fit in this list next year?
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This husky really wants to play with the cat. The cat, being much smaller, is not so sure.
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11 Of The Wisest Things Anyone Ever Said About Aging. Betty White’s quotes at the bottom trump them all.
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Herding Reindeer Looks Like A Strange And Magical Dance From Above. A camera-loaded hexacopter drone caught the movement of the swirling masses.
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Why the Pinkification of Children’s Toys Hurts Women. There’s no good reason to segregate boys and girls even further than they already are.
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An orphan pelican had to learn to fly from humans, so it’s a wonder he ever managed to do it. They made it even harder by attaching a GoPro to his beak.
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Sure, Bryan Cranston stars in the new Godzilla film, but he’s not Heisenberg. However, everyone's favorite meth maker is in this Godzilla/Breaking Bad trailer mashup.
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The 6 biggest myths about money. Instead of hard-and-fast rules, they should all say, “It depends.”

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Volcanic Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice
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Solid Evidence of Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice. Over 100 volcanoes, hidden under ice sheets, could destabilize the continent.

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In 1859, the United States and Britain Almost Went to War Over a Pig. The farmers of San Juan Island called in the troops to determine sovereignty once and for all.

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The Contentious Physics of Wiffle Ball. An engineer explains his experiments to find out why it curves.

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A Fortune Lost at Sea: Ship Sinks with California Gold Rush Treasure. Hundreds died, and the loss of gold caused several banks to fail.

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How Don Hewitt Invented 60 Minutes and Changed Journalism Forever. The show is beginning its 50th year on the air.

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This Ghost Town was Aiming Nuclear Missiles at America from Just 125 Miles Away. Gudym, on the eastern edge of Russia, is now just a shell of its former self.

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How Scientists are Revolutionizing Beer. Small batches of craft beer enable brewers to experiment and innovate.

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Welcome to One of the World's Last Matriarchal Societies. Kihnu, an island off the coast of Estonia, is struggling to preserve its culture.

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Why Denmark is the World's Happiest Country
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5 Reasons Why Danes Are Happier Than the Rest of Us. The surprise is not the reasons themselves, but the fact that they are common among the population.

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Who Would Win in a Competition Between a Science Museum and a Natural History Museum? A game of one-upmanship was played out on Twitter, and readers were the winners.

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What Happens When War Is Outlawed. Fifteen nations did just that in 1928, but it didn't last long.

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My Three Years in Identity Theft Hell. Proving who you are when someone else is, too, becomes a full-time job with no perks.

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Elon Musk Releases an Explosive Mega-Collection of His Greatest Rocket Failures. Still, risking failure is the only path to technological breakthrough.

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Put Away Your Pumpkins, It's Still Summer. Autumn creep is a sign we're becoming divorced from the natural progression of the growing season.

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Early Time Travel? Why Britain Lost 11 Days in 1752.

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