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Disney Villain Inspirations

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The Fascinating Real-Life Inspirations Behind Disney Villains. Led by, but not limited to, the original Maleficent.
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Meet Boots, a rescue kitten who lost her back paws somewhere. She’s learned to walk downstairs in a handstand position!
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The 100 Most Obsessed-Over People on the Web. A better title would be The 100 Most Fussed-over Living People on Wikipedia.
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This is what the birth of a star looks like. The Hubble Space Telescope captured an image of one about 2,500 light years away.
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UK Education Revamp Leaves US Authors On The Shelf. New book guidelines are limited to authors from Britain or Ireland.
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When Houdini Horse wants a snack, it will take more than a little latch to keep her from getting it. You may as well just store all the hay in her personal stall.
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Here’s A Crash Course In All The Film School, Samurai, And Race Car Influences On Star Wars. Your choice: a seven minute overview or a two-hour in-depth study.
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The Queen of the Playboy Centerfolds. Remembering Bunny Yeager, who discovered Bettie Page and had a knack for getting women to take their clothes off.
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5 secrets to making the perfect ice cream sandwich. While you’re at it, make one for me, too.

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The Many Deaths of the Joker
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The Many Deaths of The Joker. The villain is killed off time and time again, but he's too good to get rid of permanently.

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The Magazine That Started a Feminist Movement in Japan. Seitō was groundbreaking literature in 1911.

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Is Beaming Down in Star Trek a Death Sentence? We don't know whether the reassembled atoms at the other end are the real you.

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The True Story Behind Billie Jean King’s Victorious “Battle of the Sexes.” It was just one chapter in her campaign to elevate women in tennis.

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The Ultimate, Indisputable Ranking of Planets in the Solar System, with a justification for each. Earth needs some help to regain its formerly stellar reputation.

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The Delicate Art of the Amusement Park Caricature. The artist must negotiate the body image issues of strangers every day.

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America's Flood Epidemic. Houston has seen three "500-year floods" in just the last three years.

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11 Strange Battlefields Where the Cold War Was Fought. There was no competition too inconsequential for the U.S. And the Soviet Union.

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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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