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The Inspiration For the Film Up

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Tear Up

This woman may very well have been the inspiration for the film Up.

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How the Other Half Drives

Check out some of the most ridiculous luxury car features. They have everything short of an oil slick and rocket boosters.

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The Sincerest Form of Flattery

The Parthenon in Nashville. London’s Tower Bridge of China. The other White House. If you can’t make it to see the world’s great statues and buildings, maybe you can make it to see their curious replicas instead.

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Free Books!

You may have woken up yesterday to the news that you were given free money from Amazon. Here is why that happened and what you could spend it on.

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In the Future…

There will be so many robots that a lot of them will be bored suburban dwellers.

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March 26, 1997: Heaven’s Gate

The bodies of 39 members of the Heaven’s Gate cult were found on this day 17 years ago. You probably remember hearing that story. Here are four other cults that you may not have heard about.

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Oh, Dad

I love this shamelessly-corny dad joke.

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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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