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One Weird Trick Used to Build the Pyramids

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Scientists are one small step closer to understanding how the ancient Egyptians were able to construct the great pyramids.

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Photographer Brian Moss volunteered himself—and his camera—to help out a local no-kill animal shelter in the most photogenic way possible.

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Hip-hop artists have nothing on Shakespeare's reported 100,000-word vocabulary, but there's plenty of variation in their lyric compositions.

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Dominique Ansel, the inventive pastry chef responsible for the cronut, is releasing a creative new culinary confection.

Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd are co-starring in an upcoming romantic comedy that pokes fun at romantic comedies, along with an enormous cast of familiar faces in comedy.

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Explore Hong Kong's famous Kowloon Walled City with an interactive multimedia piece on its people, its rise, its fall, and its place in the popular imagination.

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Lucasfilm has laid down the law regarding the new Star Wars universe. Rather than incorporating the upcoming reboot into the previous Expanded Universe, they've decided that the entire previous canon is no longer valid.

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Portugal-based artist Samuel Silva's ballpoint pen drawings would be more at home in an art gallery than doodled onto the margins of notebook paper, but his materials are humble: a handful of Bic pens and a lot of hours.

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How Intelligent is the Alien Xenomorph?
Robert Penn, Twentieth Century Fox
Robert Penn, Twentieth Century Fox

Just How Intelligent is the Alien Xenomorph? For a slimy, 8-foot insect, it had some canny strategies.

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Sharknado 6 Will Have Nazis and Noah's Ark, Which Seems Weirdly Predictable. Godwin's law should have come into effect long before the sixth film.

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Your Cortex Contains 17 Billion Computers. Our brains are much more complex than we've been told, and we have charts to explain them.

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Is This The Most Crowded Island In The World? A visit to Ilet a Brouee, a micro-sample of Haiti's unnatural history.

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Hilarious Guide To Dog Breeds That Will Help You Choose Your Next Dog. Comic artist Grace Gogarty captures the canine personalities you won't understand from mere pictures.

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Finding a Lost Strain of Rice, and Clues to Slave Cooking. Thought to be gone forever, a chef stumbled across a surviving crop of hill rice in Trinidad.

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29 Secrets Competitive Figure Skaters Will Never Tell You. But we found out anyway.

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This is What the Flu Does to Your Body. You feel like you've been hijacked, because that's exactly what's happening.

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How A Wrinkle in Time Inspired Female Scientists
Atsushi Nishijima, Disney Enterprises, Inc.
Atsushi Nishijima, Disney Enterprises, Inc.

True Stories of How A Wrinkle in Time Inspired Female Scientists. The right book at the right time can change the world.

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How a Pile of Unpaid Bills Led to Washington, D.C. The new city was to be a haven from angry creditors.

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At the NBA All-Star Game, Fergie Performed "The Star Spangled Banner" as a Sultry Torch Song. The response was not so much outrage as it was laughter.

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Hawai‘i’s Last Outlaw Hippies. They've been squatting in the Kalalau Valley for 50 years, but that's coming to an end.

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The Insect That Painted Europe Red. When Conquistadors brought cochineal insects back from the Aztec empire, the color they produced made Spanish dyers rich.

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A New Model Predicts That the 'Ideal' Mammal Is 2.5 Times Bigger Than an Elephant. That model assumes adequate resources from an abundant Earth.

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New York’s Oldest Dim Sum Restaurant and the Secrets of Chinatown. Take a tour of Doyers Street, also known as Bloody Angle.

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15 of History's Greatest Mad Scientists. How being downright insane can lead to thinking outside the box.

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