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On the Set of Star Wars VII

Want to see 25 leaked photos from the set of Star Wars: Episode VII? It’s either the genuine movie set, or a bunch of folks are about to have the world’s largest pig roast.
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See What It Feels Like to Ride the World’s Tallest Water Slide. Not that anyone’s done it -they sent a sandbag with a camera attached down for a test.
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Stunning Photos Of Tropical Sea Creatures Will Make You Rethink How You Feel About Slugs. Nudibranchs bring their own style and a great dose of color to the sea floor.
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25 Amazing Cocktails To Help You Celebrate The 4th Of July. Patriotic colors and lots of ice will take you far.
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As we approach 2015, how close are we to the future imagined in Back to the Future II? You may be surprised at how prescient that was!
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Painkiller Overdoses Kill More Than One American Every Hour. Prescription opioids are responsible for way more deaths than heroin or cocaine.
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Eleven books you should read in July. A few suggestions to class up your beach reading.
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10 TV Events to Look Out For in July. Because it’s too hot to go outside anyway.
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Summer movie guide: All the films you should see in July. Or else jot them down to enjoy in the privacy of your home in November.

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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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