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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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The Secret Underground Life of Newborn Meerkat Pups
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The Secret Underground Life of Newborn Meerkat Pups. Nature photographers fitted a meerkat with a camera to get a look inside.

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America’s Secret Ice Base Won’t Stay Frozen Forever. When the glacier hiding it is gone, environmental hazards will be exposed.

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All 11 Versions of the U.S.S. Enterprise, Ranked. With each described in excruciating detail.

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How Tennessee Became the Final Battleground in the Fight for Suffrage. The process was much dirtier than we ever learned in school.

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A Remix in Tribute to Han Solo. He had a lot of great lines over four films, so Eclectic Method gave them rhythm and rhyme.

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Ishmael Beah tells what it was like to go from child soldier in Sierra Leone to high school student in New York. His classmates couldn't figure out why he was so good at paintball.

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A Brief History of Credit Cards. They aren't as old as you might have thought.

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10 Allegedly Cursed Objects. Just keep telling yourself that all the bad things that happened around them could be coincidence.

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How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber
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How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber. When news outlets couldn't get to Montana in time, J-school volunteers went into action.

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Kottabos, the Ancient Greek Drinking Game. The skill involved was flinging wine from one's own cup at a target.

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An Acid Trip with Groucho Marx. Yeah, he did LSD. At age 77.

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How Creedence Clearwater Revival Became the Soundtrack to Every Vietnam War Movie. It's not only because those songs take you to that specific era.

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Owen KC Stephens tells a wonderful story about the time an elderly British couple wanted to learn how to play a Star Wars role-playing game. They didn't know what a role-playing game was, but they knew what they were doing.

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These Freaky Fish Can Turn Their Eyes Into Flashlights. The triplefin is tiny, but controls its own super power.

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Unauthorized Dwelling at Yale. Student Allan Kornfeld couldn't afford the dorm charges, so he lived in a campus ventilation shaft for his senior year.

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The Resistance Group That Battled Hitler With Words. The students who worked under the name White Rose paid dearly for their efforts.

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