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What Jurassic World May Be

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The Leaked Plot For Jurassic World Is Gleefully Insane. We can only hope it’s not a red herring.
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Does the load you carry seem heavy at times? Here are 44 photographs that show you are complaining about nothing.
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Pennsylvania. Oregon. Is Gay Marriage Unstoppable? Here are the different arguments District Judges are using in their decisions.
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How To Fail At Having A Book Club In 29 Easy Steps. Maybe you should just join an established club online.
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I Wanna Marry “Harry” is a new reality competition dating program in which the women are told the bachelor is Prince Harry -but he’s just a lookalike. The big reveal will presumably happen on April Fool’s Day.
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Can You Pass A Middle School Spelling Test? Of course you can, and me, too, although I would fail a typing test.
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The World’s Oldest Cat Is 24 and Eats KFC. When you’ve reached world record status, who can argue about your diet?
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Could a robot do your job? Probably, and sooner or later the only people making any money will be those who own the robots.

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The Real Gold Rush Wealth
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The Man Who Got Rich Off the Gold Rush ... Without the Gold. The folks who really prospered were those who provided goods and services to the prospectors.

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Five Elements and Substances That Turned Out Not to Exist. Science progresses with two steps forward and one step back.

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An American Werewolf in London Is Still the Best Horror Reimagining. A look back at the 1981 thriller.

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NASA's Ambitious Plan To Save Earth From A Supervolcano. And we might produce usable energy as a bonus.

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The Devil’s in the Details of These Dark Miniature Scenes. Artist Frank Kunert makes beautiful dioramas, but they each have something weird going on.

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Why Lottery Winners Make Dangerous Neighbors. It's not because they attract burglars.

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Your City's 'Ghost Signs' Have Stories to Tell. Craig Winslow has a unique method of preserving old painted walls without affecting the building itself.

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Iconic Plague Images Are Often Not What They Seem. What a real plague victim looked like was worse, but not as easily conveyed in a painting.

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The Last Solar Eclipse
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The Last Solar Eclipse. There will come a time when the moon is too far away to produce a solar eclipse.

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Nebraska's Fearless Maid. How Minnie Freeman saved her students during the blizzard of 1888.

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Confessions of a Costume Curator. Historic garments carry the ghosts of the people who once wore them.

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This Infant's Size Confirms a Concern Doctors Have Had for Years: Large babies as well as small babies can be an indication of problems ahead.

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18 Science Fiction Spacesuits, Ranked. They may look cool, but how safe and usable would they be in real life?

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The Haunting Magic of Ghost Buildings. They aren't there anymore, but they've left evidence of their existence on the shared walls of the adjacent buildings.

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Technology Could Make Us Immortal. (But there will be consequences.)

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6 Unexpected Consequences of a Solar Eclipse. Be ready for them.

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