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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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Scientists Are Pushing For a Ban on Killer Robots
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A Growing Movement of Scientists is Pushing for a Ban on Killer Robots. Separating human judgment from war is a recipe for disaster.

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17 Homes You’ve Seen On TV And What They Look Like Off-Screen. Not shown: the tourists who stop and take pictures.

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The Curious Case of the Law of the Tongue. When orcas help you hunt whales, it's only right to share the meat with them.

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The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans. A return to rare and exotic bean varieties has made the humble legume cool.

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Why Restaurants Became So Loud—And How to Fight Back. An ambience designed for "buzz" and "energy" can damage your hearing.

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Should America Go Cash-Free? Digital money is convenient, but total reliance on banks comes with costs.

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10 Out-of-This-World Facts About Plan 9 From Outer Space. What made it a bad movie also made it a lot of fun.

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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel
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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel. Action Comics #1000 celebrates the anniversary by reminding us of what the superhero is all about.

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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food. Outstanding dishes at an event in North Carolina ranged from the sublime to the disgusting.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment. Muzafer Sherif manipulated boys at summer camp to hate each other in the 1950s, but they only learned the truth as elderly men.

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Ten Superstitions of Writers and Artists. They must have worked, since all these people became famous.

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On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters. The hobby never completely goes out of style.

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