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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the upcoming reboot into the previous Expanded Universe, they've decided that the entire previous canon is no longer valid.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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Einstein is Proved Right (Again)
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Deep in the Heart of Our Galaxy, Einstein is Proved Right Again. His theory of general relativity holds true even at the black hole near the center of our galaxy.

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"Total Eclipse of the Heart" Was Almost a Meat Loaf Song. It was written for him, but then detoured to Bonnie Tyler.

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The Atomic Bomb That Was Too Big To Use. The largest nuclear bomb ever made, Tsar Bomba, was actually a scaled-down version of the original design.

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6 Weirdly Specific Ideas Movies Have About Normal Bathrooms. You'll be surprised by the many times the same weird thing happens in a bathroom across different fictional worlds.

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What It’s Like to Apartment Hunt With a Boyfriend Who Has No Credit Score. He's a responsible guy, but couldn't prove it on paper.

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The 33 Most Romantic Moments In TV History. Get your hankies out.

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27 Hilariously Nasty Sounding Mushroom Species Names. They would be hurt by them if they had feelings.

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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe
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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe. Encountering something that overwhelms your previous experience can be terrifying or enlightening.

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Dominoes and Fire. See a chain reaction of dominoes—powered by candles, hot air, and burning sparklers.

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Alan Hale Jr. "The Skipper." Meet the man behind the Gilligan's Island character.

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The 9 Most Nightmarish Movies About Nuclear Attacks. None of them are as scary as growing up during the Cold War arms race.

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5 Tips from NASA for Photographing the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21. The secret is preparing ahead of time.

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The Bloody San Antonio Origins of Chili Con Carne. One of the possible origin stories goes back as far as an uprising in 1813.

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The United States of Movies. The most iconic film set in each state, plotted on a colorful map.

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7 Spacecraft NASA Has Landed on Mars. Some future civilization may discover it and call it a robot planet.

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