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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the upcoming reboot into the previous Expanded Universe, they've decided that the entire previous canon is no longer valid.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 Will Martian Laws Differ From Earth's Laws?
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How Will Martian Laws Differ From Earth's Laws? Enforcement of existing laws from Earth will be impossible for a small population millions of miles away.

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The Creepy Cabinet That Inspired Jekyll and Hyde. Robert Louis Stevenson's childhood bedroom had a cabinet made by a carpenter who led a double life.

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14 Unmade Hammer Horror Films. Some ideas were too bizarre even for the erstwhile British gothic film studio.

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A Brief History of Bat-Marriage. Batman has been spotted carrying Kathy Kane, Vicki Vale, Julie Madison, Selina Kyle, Lois Lane, and Wonder Woman across the threshold—most of them twice.

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John Banvard is the most successful American artist you've never heard of. His chosen medium was an obscure 19th-century show business gimmick, and he managed to completely squander his fortune.

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Why Everyone Knows the Same Scary Slumber-Party Stories. People who know them don't recall where they first heard them.

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9 Naked Cakes for When You Don't Feel Like Frosting. You'll feel good about avoiding too much sugar, too.

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8 Antique Maps That Were the First of Their Kind. Each one gave us a new way to look at our world.

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Where is the Line Between Fandom and Obsession?
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Where is the Line Between Fandom and Obsession? Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur discuss what it takes to be a superfan.

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The Roller Skating Scene from Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times. A lesson in special effects from 1936.

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From Prejudice to Pride. As the indigenous Ainu begin to assert their place among the people of Japan, an archaeological dig reveals more about their past.

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How U.S. Colleges Went from Pitiful to Powerful. The flexibility born of the system's ragged beginnings helped make the American higher education business what it is today.

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A Brief History of the Danse Macabre, from a Paris cemetery to David S. Pumpkins. It's a reminder that no one escapes death.

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Life Along the Russian Border. Border security reflects each nation's history with Russia.

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The Frenetic Enchantment of New York City. French photojournalist Jean-Pierre Laffont captures the city's charm in 50 years of photos.

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Hellish Nell, The Last Person Imprisoned for Witchcraft in Britain. And that was only 73 years ago!

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