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Happy 75th Birthday, Batman!

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Bruce Wayne’s superhero alter ego Batman made his debut in May 1939. 75 years later, some of the most notable figures associated with the Caped Crusader—actor Adam West, writer Len Wein, and illustrator Neil Adams, among others—reminisce.

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MRI scans of fruit look surprisingly sinister. What’s really in that spaghetti squash…?

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Scientists have discovered, in a distant solar system, a planet roughly the size of Earth with a climate that could conceivably support human (or alien) life. Fire up the spaceships!

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Almost anyone can be a more informed wine connoisseur in as little as five minutes.

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Pizza cake” is just going too far.

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Are GIFs art? The judges of the inaugural “Motion Photography Prize” seem to think so.

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Game of Thrones fans can now visit Westeros–only virtually, but without the risk of dying a horrific, bloody death.

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It seems only natural that Mad Men should have a drinking game.

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Sneaky Ways Restaurants Are Hacking Your Brain
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Sneaky Ways Restaurants Are Hacking Your Brain. Check out 25 subtle tricks that make you spend more.

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Here’s How You Can Help Fight Family Separation at the Border. A list of resources and organizations that need your skills, time, or money.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Summer Solstice. While the days will only get shorter from here, temperatures will still go up.

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The Forgotten Chefs Who Made Chili Con Carne a Tex-Mex Standard. Women running their own businesses gave us an entirely new cuisine.

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You Would Never Expect Killer Whales to Appear Here. Arctic Ocean prey that once fed polar bears is fair game for orcas.

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Brooklyn's Defunct Domino Sugar Plant Opens as Domino Park. Pictures show how an old factory can become a community park and still retain its history.

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First Impressions. Tom Comitta took the first sentence from 268 New Yorker short stories, sorted them, and combined them into one surprisingly cohesive tale.

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The Original Locations of 15 Famous Chain Stores. There might be one near you!

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How Volcanoes Work
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How Volcanoes Work. The U.S. has 169 "potentially active" volcanoes, but they're not all alike.

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The Internet is Learning an Important Lesson About Service Dogs. We know you're not supposed to pet them without permission, but what if one approaches you?

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That Time the U.S. Postal Service Tried Delivering Mail By Missile. It saved neither time nor money, but that wasn't the point.

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Why You Should Slack Off to Get Some Work Done. The world's most productive scientists and engineers worked only 10 to 20 hours a week.

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Postcards From the Honeymoon Capital Of The World. For many couples, the Poconos was where the Baby Boom began.

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The Dark Side of ‘Service With a Smile.’ Putting on a happy face when you're not feeling it can lead to mental and physical problems.

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A Horror Story About a Shower Curtain. Or it could be a comedy; either way, it needs to be filmed.

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What's the Difference Between a Broadway and an Off-Broadway Show? It's more than just the street address of the theater.

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