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All the Money in the World

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Everyone in the world possesses a combined fortune amounting to $241 trillion dollars. That could buy a lot of pizza.

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It's probably not necessary to run in a zig-zag pattern to escape an alligator.

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Sneak peek photos of the new Diagon Alley at Universal Studios' Harry Potter Wizarding World are out, and they look amazing. Starting July 8, lucky visitors may even catch sight of a few of these hidden gems.

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Bass players are easily the most under-appreciated of all rock stars, but that definitely shouldn't be the case.

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Older people are mostly confused about what to do with Google Glass. Regardless, the newfangled technology might be making its way to museums soon.

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A comprehensive ranking of Meryl Streep's 59 distinct roles over four decades, from worst to best, may elicit some strong opinions.

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Scientific articles – the kind published by researchers in peer-reviewed journals, not the brief summaries that make it into newspapers – can be hard for the average reader to wrap their head around. To combat scientific illiteracy, geneticist and anthropologist Jennifer Raff has created a step-by-step guide to make those sources easier to understand for anyone without a doctoral degree.

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This supposedly "better," more mathematically logical method of cutting a cake has been making the rounds recently, but it has plenty of skeptics. What happens to the frosting?

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The X-Men Movies You Never Saw
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20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

The X-Men Movies You Never Saw. Filmmakers have been pushing the comic book heroes for almost three decades.

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How The Gambia Learned to Grow Both Forests and Food. The trick is allowing communities to own, care for, and protect their pieces of the forest.

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Having Babies on Mars Is Going to Be a ‘Titanic Challenge.’ At least one scientist suggests that we start genetically modifying humans to withstand the rigors of reproduction beyond Earth.

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The Five Stages of Watching a Star Wars Movie. See them all play out this weekend as Solo opens in theaters.

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Josiah Henson, the Real Inspiration for Uncle Tom’s Cabin. He settled in Canada, where he was free to publish his life experiences.

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24 Things Princesses At Disney Parks Would Never Tell You. The job comes with strict rules and high standards, but doesn't pay well.

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Meet Gustaf Broman, the 19th Century Con Man Who Attempted to Cross the Atlantic in a Log Boat. He never expected to succeed, as he had other plans for the trip.

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19 Acclaimed Authors and Their Typewriters. Some of those machines are still around, and some are still in use.

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World War II's Greatest Urban Legend
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An Invisible Warship is at the Center of WWII’s Greatest Urban Legend. Secret experiments, magnetic fields, and conspiracy theories led people to believe the USS Eldridge achieved teleportation.

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The Next Big Discovery in Astronomy Has Already Been Found. We Just Don't Know It Yet. Many important breakthroughs come from interpreting old data.

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Richard Wilkinson is producing a series of insect illustrations based on Star Wars characters called Arthropoda Iconicus. Star Wars fans will recognize who inspired each of these insects, but non-Star Wars fans will be forgiven if they take them as real species.

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The Curse of an Open Floor Plan. Do the benefits of a great room outweigh the disadvantages?

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Don't Pay for a Spell to Remove the Impediment. Especially if the impediment is you!

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The Army’s First Black Nurses Were Relegated to Caring for Nazi Prisoners of War. The military didn't want them, even during a nurse shortage.

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Rise of the Ticks. Insect-borne diseases have more than tripled in the past few years due to climate change.

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The Birthplaces of 9 Classic Salads. Read them all, and then select one to enjoy today.

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