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Animal Friendships

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25 sets of animal friends guaranteed to make you smile. And the dumb captions are occasionally amusing, too.
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A Crafty Fan Turned Frankfurt Airport Into An Imperial Starport From Star Wars. It’s so well done they didn’t even need to pass it off as “leaked footage from Star Wars VII.”
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A brief history of marijuana. Pot has a couple thousand years of documented use in medicine, industry, and recreation.
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America's 10 Most Unique Libraries. Magnificent, tiny, or artful, they all contain the stories and information we crave.
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10 Movies Based on Terrifying Real-Life Cases of Demonic Possession. How seriously you take those stories is an entirely different question.
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Insanely intricate sand art from 150 years ago. Andrew Clemens left behind fantastic jars that we hope no one ever opens.
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What do you do if you see a bear with a milk canister stuck on his head? A forestry worker in Wisconsin had just the right piece of heavy equipment to handle the situation.
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The real problem with mommy blogging. Lack of consent on a child’s part is the reason I decided years ago not to focus my blogging on the most entertaining part of my life.

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Volcanic Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice
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Solid Evidence of Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice. Over 100 volcanoes, hidden under ice sheets, could destabilize the continent.

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In 1859, the United States and Britain Almost Went to War Over a Pig. The farmers of San Juan Island called in the troops to determine sovereignty once and for all.

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The Contentious Physics of Wiffle Ball. An engineer explains his experiments to find out why it curves.

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A Fortune Lost at Sea: Ship Sinks with California Gold Rush Treasure. Hundreds died, and the loss of gold caused several banks to fail.

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How Don Hewitt Invented 60 Minutes and Changed Journalism Forever. The show is beginning its 50th year on the air.

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This Ghost Town was Aiming Nuclear Missiles at America from Just 125 Miles Away. Gudym, on the eastern edge of Russia, is now just a shell of its former self.

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How Scientists are Revolutionizing Beer. Small batches of craft beer enable brewers to experiment and innovate.

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Welcome to One of the World's Last Matriarchal Societies. Kihnu, an island off the coast of Estonia, is struggling to preserve its culture.

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Why Denmark is the World's Happiest Country
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5 Reasons Why Danes Are Happier Than the Rest of Us. The surprise is not the reasons themselves, but the fact that they are common among the population.

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Who Would Win in a Competition Between a Science Museum and a Natural History Museum? A game of one-upmanship was played out on Twitter, and readers were the winners.

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What Happens When War Is Outlawed. Fifteen nations did just that in 1928, but it didn't last long.

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My Three Years in Identity Theft Hell. Proving who you are when someone else is, too, becomes a full-time job with no perks.

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Elon Musk Releases an Explosive Mega-Collection of His Greatest Rocket Failures. Still, risking failure is the only path to technological breakthrough.

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Put Away Your Pumpkins, It's Still Summer. Autumn creep is a sign we're becoming divorced from the natural progression of the growing season.

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Early Time Travel? Why Britain Lost 11 Days in 1752.

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