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All Reboots Are Not Created Equal. Or, why you should go see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
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The Polar Vortex is returning -in the middle of the summer. You might even get to give your air conditioner a break.
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A Fashionable History of Wrestling Hillbillies. The audience always liked them big and dumb.
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Dashrath Manjhi spent 22 years carving a road through the mountains. The one-man project connected his village to emergency medical help, among other things.
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Is genius genetic? The answer is much more complicated than a yes or no.
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The World's Most Fascinating Abandoned Cities. Lovely to look at, but you wouldn’t want to live there.
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A 7-Year-Old Boy Raised $55,000 After Starting A Lemonade Stand For His Best Friend’s Surgery. When your buddy’s in pain, you do what you gotta do.
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San Francisco’s sexiest cop has gone viral. Officer Chris Kohrs doesn’t mind, if it brings the SFPD and the Castro community together.
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Death to Pandora? A guide to the looming music copyright war.

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Welcome to the Year of the Dog
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Happy Chinese New Year! Welcome to the Year of the Dog.

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The Evolution of Marvel’s Black Panther. Introduced in 1966, the character hits the big screen this weekend.

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The Very Real History of Death Stars. Germany, the Soviet Union, and the U.S. have all drawn up plans for weaponized satellites.

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The Karate Kid gets a modern makeover with Cobra Kai. Daniel and Johnny will revive their unresolved conflicts as older adults in the YouTube Red series.

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How the “Heart Balm Racket” Convinced America That Women Were Up to No Good. Sensational cases of gold diggers meant the end of breach of promise lawsuits.

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What Europe's Oldest Wine Tells Us About Ancient Sicilians. Samples hidden in a cave thousands of years ago hold clues to their everyday lives.

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15 of the World's Most Stunning Winter Destinations. You still have time to book a trip before the tourist season starts.

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10 Weird Facts About Lobsters
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10 Weird Facts About Lobsters. If they were designed as movie aliens, they would be too implausible.

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Making Artificial Earthquakes with a Four-Ton Steel Ball. Get out of the way when it's dropped in the name of science!

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Jerry Lewis in The Bellboy. It wasn't a typical Jerry Lewis movie, but it worked.

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The Incinerator House. Artist Ron Fleming turned an abandoned industrial structure into a home and a work of art.

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Why Adam Rippon Didn’t Win. He finished behind two competitors who fell because of the complicated math of figure skating.

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Was Young Luke Skywalker a Selfless Hero or a Freeloader? Luke took advantage of the Rebel Alliance in using an X-wing or two as his personal vehicle, but a commenter refutes that argument in style.

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15 'Trials of the Century' and the Media Frenzies That Accompanied Them. Because true crime is more fascinating than fiction.

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