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The Volcano that Changed Everything

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The Volcano That Rewrote History. When Tambora erupted in 1815, the effects were felt everywhere, and for a long time.
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To say we have an obsession with cell phones is the understatement of the century. Here are 30 pictures of this obsession that you may recognize yourself in.
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The Fictional Country Quiz. Can you match the made-up nation to the movie, TV show, book, comic, or video game it came from?
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Win fights about the success of various superhero franchises with this chart. Watch out, Batman, Iron Man is waiting to eclipse you!
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Washington University in St. Louis brought in an adorable bear cub to help students de-stress before finals. They were plenty stressed when they were bitten and scratched and threatened with rabies shots.
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This Dog Befriending A Disabled Kitten Might Be The Most Heartwarming Thing You’ll See Today. Ralphee has cerebellar hypoplasia and a huge guardian to watch over her.
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Breakdancing Buddhist monks honor fallen Beastie Boy. And we find out what they wear underneath those robes.
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How to take the perfect nap, according to science. Apparently my daily two-hour nap is not optimum, but it works for me.

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The Magic of Making Marbles
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The Magic of Making Marbles. An expert glassblower shows us how it's done.

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The Marriage of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. It burned brightly and then flamed out quickly.

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The 12 Best So-Bad-They're-Good Episodes of Star Trek. They come from four different series in the adventures of Starfleet.

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The Bizarre Case of New Zealand’s Exploding Pants. This illustrates the danger of new products that aren't thoroughly tested.

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Leather: Grown in a Lab, Without Cows. It's collagen produced by engineered yeast that is essentially the same as tanned animal skin.

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Watch a Rare Video of a Two-Faced Kitten. And learn what might cause a Janus cat to be born that way.

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5 Great Alarm Clocks for Reluctant Wakers. A novel idea could really get your attention first thing in the morning.

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Autumnal Equinox Traditions. How folks say goodbye to summer and hello to fall—at least in the Northern Hemisphere.

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The Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time
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The Story Behind the Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time. It was about a brownie recipe, but it escalated quickly.

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Why Is America Losing Ground in the Contest to Grow the World’s Biggest Pumpkin? The largest of the season have been grown in Europe two out of the last three years.

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Sorry, Not Sorry: When Apologizing Makes Things Worse. Adding an apology to a rejection doesn't make you appear any better.

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Driving in Germany is Much Better than Driving in America. And, considering the size of Germany, there's a lot less of it.

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This Cosplayer Transforms Himself into Real Life Versions of Disney Heroes. Jonathan Stryker is a master at becoming a cartoon.

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How the Star Trek Punch Became the Worst Fight Move on TV. A Star Trek stunt coordinator explains why they continue to use the double-handed punch.

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23 College Secrets Your Professors Will Never Tell You. Unless you ask, which is one thing you should do.

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This Guide Will Help You Choose Your Apples Wisely. There's one for every taste and purpose.

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