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I Know Where Your Cat Lives

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The map project I Know Where Your Cat Lives plots cats’ locations from data their owners did not realize was online. It’s a slightly less creepy way of letting you know how easy people are to track from their online information.
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Here’s why it’s important to know the blood types of video game characters. If you were in Japan, you’d already know.
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The Netflix series Orange Is The New Black has made orange prison jumpsuits kind of cool. That’s why a jail in Michigan has replaced them with striped pajamas.
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The Scopes Monkey Trial 2.0. The battle between creation and evolution is rising again in Dayton, Tennessee’s Bryan College.
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Here’s How Robin Williams Lost Parts In 4 Different Batman Movies (And 6 More Famous Roles He Nearly Had). Someone else was always there to snatch those roles away.
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Bradley Jansen recruited about 90 of his family and friends to propose to Emily Kaplan with a big production number. Why is the bride always the last to know?
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10 Things We Thought Were True Before the Scientific Method. We just took the word of smart men, who made things up.
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The World Science Festival has posted part two of their article on the atomic age. This one addresses the thorny ethics of nuclear weapons and nuclear power.
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Senior Living Communities came together to produce an 18-month calendar featuring residents illustrating their favorite movies, TV shows, and album covers. Grandpa looks good as a Ghostbuster!
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7 things the world's happiest people do every day. You could be one of them!

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Why Land on the Moon?
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Why Land on the Moon? A 1963 article lays out the arguments for space travel from two scientists.

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The Alaska Gold Rush’s All-in-One Miner, Hunter, Brewer, and Cook. Fannie Quigley became a legend for her abilities and hospitality.

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How to Repurpose Your Solar Eclipse Glasses. Keep them as a souvenir, or do some good by donating them to an educational charity.

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The 100 Greatest Comedies Of All Time. Do you agree at all with the rankings of 253 film critics?

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A Real Life Murder Mystery from 1933. Rheta Wynekoop was shot in the back, but the confession and evidence made a mess of the story.

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The Best Way To Read Tolkien's Hobbit And Lord Of The Rings Stories. You should go in the order in which the author dreamed them up.

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How America Forgot the True History of the Civil War. The story was whitewashed in the name of national healing, but it didn't really work.

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5 of History's Most Remarkable Teachers. They all deserve an extra gold star.

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The Real Gold Rush Wealth
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The Man Who Got Rich Off the Gold Rush ... Without the Gold. The folks who really prospered were those who provided goods and services to the prospectors.

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Five Elements and Substances That Turned Out Not to Exist. Science progresses with two steps forward and one step back.

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An American Werewolf in London Is Still the Best Horror Reimagining. A look back at the 1981 thriller.

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NASA's Ambitious Plan To Save Earth From A Supervolcano. And we might produce usable energy as a bonus.

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The Devil’s in the Details of These Dark Miniature Scenes. Artist Frank Kunert makes beautiful dioramas, but they each have something weird going on.

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Why Lottery Winners Make Dangerous Neighbors. It's not because they attract burglars.

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Your City's 'Ghost Signs' Have Stories to Tell. Craig Winslow has a unique method of preserving old painted walls without affecting the building itself.

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Iconic Plague Images Are Often Not What They Seem. What a real plague victim looked like was worse, but not as easily conveyed in a painting.

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