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New Zealand artist Jamie Harkins creates giant optical illusions in beach sand. You’ll want to dance on them yourself!
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5 Hilariously Bad First Drafts Of Classic Books. They aren’t real, but imagining they are is encouraging to the rest of us aspiring writers.
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Kevin and Beverly are the reigning World Salsa Champions, in the 6- to 7-year-old category. Still, they dance better than anyone I know ever will.
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28 Years Later, The Animals Of Chernobyl Have Reclaimed Their Homeland... At A Price. It will be 20,000 years before humans can safely live there again.
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Here’s How Much of Your Life You’ll Spend Binge-Watching These Popular Shows. Note that you really don’t have to do it all in one gulp, marathon-style.
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Watch 12-year-old Feng Hui compete in the Freestyle Roller Skating Grand Prix in Shanghai in 2011. She’s as smooth as Michael Jackson, and has the hat to prove it.
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Why The Walking Dead is not on NBC. They suggested a slight change in the concept.
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Economists Slam the War on Drugs in a New London School of Economics Report. The efforts to prohibit drugs have cost us far more than the benefits are worth.
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How to live happily ever after, according to science. It’s a matter of putting in the effort, plus a few tricks you can learn.

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Scientists Are Pushing For a Ban on Killer Robots
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A Growing Movement of Scientists is Pushing for a Ban on Killer Robots. Separating human judgment from war is a recipe for disaster.

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17 Homes You’ve Seen On TV And What They Look Like Off-Screen. Not shown: the tourists who stop and take pictures.

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The Curious Case of the Law of the Tongue. When orcas help you hunt whales, it's only right to share the meat with them.

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The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans. A return to rare and exotic bean varieties has made the humble legume cool.

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Why Restaurants Became So Loud—And How to Fight Back. An ambience designed for "buzz" and "energy" can damage your hearing.

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Should America Go Cash-Free? Digital money is convenient, but total reliance on banks comes with costs.

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10 Out-of-This-World Facts About Plan 9 From Outer Space. What made it a bad movie also made it a lot of fun.

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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel
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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel. Action Comics #1000 celebrates the anniversary by reminding us of what the superhero is all about.

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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food. Outstanding dishes at an event in North Carolina ranged from the sublime to the disgusting.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment. Muzafer Sherif manipulated boys at summer camp to hate each other in the 1950s, but they only learned the truth as elderly men.

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Ten Superstitions of Writers and Artists. They must have worked, since all these people became famous.

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On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters. The hobby never completely goes out of style.

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