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Banned For Life

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Yesterday, league Commissioner Adam Silver announced that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling would be banned from the NBA for life in response to his racist remarks and actions.

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Kids reacting to things is always amusing. Watch them drink coffee and be reminded of a simpler, less caffeinated age.

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Eat all the food in Portlandia in Portland with this map, which matches up the show’s fictional eateries with their real-life counterparts.

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Or, get inspired by this Instagram artist to turn your food into pop culture-minded masterpieces.

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Re-live all the ways Mean Girls has infiltrated our culture over the past decade. Spoiler: it makes it all the way to the White House.

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Check out this kid-friendly wristband mobile phone specifically designed for keeping in touch with young children while they play.

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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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