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Preparing for Mad Men

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Everything We Know About Mad Men Season 7. The rest we’ll find out when the new season starts this Sunday.
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The Illustrated Guide To A Ph.D. It’s quite an accomplishment from any perspective.
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13 Kickass Literary Power Couples. Intellectual stimulation and inspiration is quite a love potion.
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San Francisco’s littlest superhero Batkid got to throw out the first pitch for the Giants first home game. Batman stood by protectively, as you’d expect.
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A Dutch journalist staged an interview on a boat. It was a great idea, until she fell in the water.
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The Modern Politics of Game of Thrones. Washington, D.C. is not all that different from Westeros, just less bloody.
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Prosthetics aren’t just for people anymore. Custom-designed wheels and legs can give a disabled animal a second chance for life.
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Hollywood is producing so many blockbusters that the studios cannot profit from them all. It seems the way the business is, they really don’t have to sell that many tickets anymore.
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How to avoid getting sick. Learn these seven habits that might keep you healthy.

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The Real Gold Rush Wealth
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The Man Who Got Rich Off the Gold Rush ... Without the Gold. The folks who really prospered were those who provided goods and services to the prospectors.

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Five Elements and Substances That Turned Out Not to Exist. Science progresses with two steps forward and one step back.

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An American Werewolf in London Is Still the Best Horror Reimagining. A look back at the 1981 thriller.

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NASA's Ambitious Plan To Save Earth From A Supervolcano. And we might produce usable energy as a bonus.

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The Devil’s in the Details of These Dark Miniature Scenes. Artist Frank Kunert makes beautiful dioramas, but they each have something weird going on.

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Why Lottery Winners Make Dangerous Neighbors. It's not because they attract burglars.

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Your City's 'Ghost Signs' Have Stories to Tell. Craig Winslow has a unique method of preserving old painted walls without affecting the building itself.

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Iconic Plague Images Are Often Not What They Seem. What a real plague victim looked like was worse, but not as easily conveyed in a painting.

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The Last Solar Eclipse
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The Last Solar Eclipse. There will come a time when the moon is too far away to produce a solar eclipse.

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Nebraska's Fearless Maid. How Minnie Freeman saved her students during the blizzard of 1888.

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Confessions of a Costume Curator. Historic garments carry the ghosts of the people who once wore them.

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This Infant's Size Confirms a Concern Doctors Have Had for Years: Large babies as well as small babies can be an indication of problems ahead.

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18 Science Fiction Spacesuits, Ranked. They may look cool, but how safe and usable would they be in real life?

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The Haunting Magic of Ghost Buildings. They aren't there anymore, but they've left evidence of their existence on the shared walls of the adjacent buildings.

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Technology Could Make Us Immortal. (But there will be consequences.)

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6 Unexpected Consequences of a Solar Eclipse. Be ready for them.

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