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Pope Francis' First Year

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The 10 Most Awesomely Un-Pope-Like Moments From The Pope’s First Year On The Job. He’s made an impression on Catholics and non-Catholics alike.
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Planning your outfit for St. Patrick's Day? Here are 13 Ways For Goths To Wear Green.
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A hippopotamus steps in and saves a wildebeest from a crocodile attack. Who gnu that a hippo could be so helpful?
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You Loved the ‘First Kiss’ Video Because You Were Told to Love It. A deconstruction of an instant viral hit.
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9 Facts You Need To Know If You Love Game Of Thrones. Let’s make sure we’re all on the same page when the new season begins April 6th.
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Science confirms that the 5-second rule is valid. Food dropped on the carpet may be edible, but Mom won’t like it.
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Hatebeak is a black metal band that has an African grey parrot for a singer. They have three singles but do not play live, because parrots don’t do that.
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Officials in Hawaii are looking for a humpback whale spotted dragging a line of red buoys. If he can be found, they’ll try to disentangle him from fishing lines.
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Here's definitive proof that you should pick a #1 seed to win your March Madness bracket. Forget trying to fill out a totally perfect bracket, though.
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It’s been a year since the Papal Conclave sent up a smoke signal to announce the selection of Pope Francis. How did they make the Pope smoke? Peer pressure.

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The Many Deaths of the Joker
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The Many Deaths of The Joker. The villain is killed off time and time again, but he's too good to get rid of permanently.

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The Magazine That Started a Feminist Movement in Japan. Seitō was groundbreaking literature in 1911.

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Is Beaming Down in Star Trek a Death Sentence? We don't know whether the reassembled atoms at the other end are the real you.

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The True Story Behind Billie Jean King’s Victorious “Battle of the Sexes.” It was just one chapter in her campaign to elevate women in tennis.

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The Ultimate, Indisputable Ranking of Planets in the Solar System, with a justification for each. Earth needs some help to regain its formerly stellar reputation.

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The Delicate Art of the Amusement Park Caricature. The artist must negotiate the body image issues of strangers every day.

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America's Flood Epidemic. Houston has seen three "500-year floods" in just the last three years.

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11 Strange Battlefields Where the Cold War Was Fought. There was no competition too inconsequential for the U.S. And the Soviet Union.

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The Magic of Making Marbles
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The Magic of Making Marbles. An expert glassblower shows us how it's done.

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The Marriage of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. It burned brightly and then flamed out quickly.

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The 12 Best So-Bad-They're-Good Episodes of Star Trek. They come from four different series in the adventures of Starfleet.

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The Bizarre Case of New Zealand’s Exploding Pants. This illustrates the danger of new products that aren't thoroughly tested.

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Leather: Grown in a Lab, Without Cows. It's collagen produced by engineered yeast that is essentially the same as tanned animal skin.

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Watch a Rare Video of a Two-Faced Kitten. And learn what might cause a Janus cat to be born that way.

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5 Great Alarm Clocks for Reluctant Wakers. A novel idea could really get your attention first thing in the morning.

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Autumnal Equinox Traditions. How folks say goodbye to summer and hello to fall—at least in the Northern Hemisphere.

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