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Hubble Turns 24

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Happy 24th birthday, Hubble Space Telescope! Thanks for all the awesome pictures.

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After last weekend's dyed-egg bonanza, it's not too soon to start planning for next Easter. After all, it could take at least a year to replicate these delicately carved eggshell sculptures.

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From suburbia to the heart of New York City, sitcom characters always seem to have suspiciously fancy digs for what some of them make in annual salary. Real-life real estate data hints that some of them might be a little over their heads in rent.

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With 196 officially recognized countries in the world, it's hard to remember most, let alone all of them. Test how many you can remember in 12 minutes, then check your missed answers against the map of countries people are LEAST likely to remember.

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Peter Jackson changed his mind about what to call the third and final Hobbit movie.

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Forrest Gump, critically acclaimed and widely loved as it is, features a pretty weird introduction. What if Wes Anderson had directed it instead?

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The plank exercise is excellent for building core strength, but it takes a different kind of strength altogether to hold one for as long as 16-year-old Gabi Ury did to set the new world record. Talk about a workout!

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Steve Jobs, famous control freak, told someone else named Steve that he wasn't allowed to be Steve, too. Apparently at Apple, there could only be one.

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The Secret Underground Life of Newborn Meerkat Pups
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The Secret Underground Life of Newborn Meerkat Pups. Nature photographers fitted a meerkat with a camera to get a look inside.

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America’s Secret Ice Base Won’t Stay Frozen Forever. When the glacier hiding it is gone, environmental hazards will be exposed.

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All 11 Versions of the U.S.S. Enterprise, Ranked. With each described in excruciating detail.

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How Tennessee Became the Final Battleground in the Fight for Suffrage. The process was much dirtier than we ever learned in school.

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A Remix in Tribute to Han Solo. He had a lot of great lines over four films, so Eclectic Method gave them rhythm and rhyme.

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Ishmael Beah tells what it was like to go from child soldier in Sierra Leone to high school student in New York. His classmates couldn't figure out why he was so good at paintball.

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A Brief History of Credit Cards. They aren't as old as you might have thought.

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10 Allegedly Cursed Objects. Just keep telling yourself that all the bad things that happened around them could be coincidence.

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How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber
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How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber. When news outlets couldn't get to Montana in time, J-school volunteers went into action.

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Kottabos, the Ancient Greek Drinking Game. The skill involved was flinging wine from one's own cup at a target.

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An Acid Trip with Groucho Marx. Yeah, he did LSD. At age 77.

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How Creedence Clearwater Revival Became the Soundtrack to Every Vietnam War Movie. It's not only because those songs take you to that specific era.

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Owen KC Stephens tells a wonderful story about the time an elderly British couple wanted to learn how to play a Star Wars role-playing game. They didn't know what a role-playing game was, but they knew what they were doing.

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These Freaky Fish Can Turn Their Eyes Into Flashlights. The triplefin is tiny, but controls its own super power.

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Unauthorized Dwelling at Yale. Student Allan Kornfeld couldn't afford the dorm charges, so he lived in a campus ventilation shaft for his senior year.

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The Resistance Group That Battled Hitler With Words. The students who worked under the name White Rose paid dearly for their efforts.

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