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Post-Apocalyptic Landmarks

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Two visual effects artists have created concept art of what famous international landmarks like Amsterdam's canals and the Eiffel Tower might look like after a global apocalypse. Hopefully, we'll never have to find out for sure whether they're right.

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Not all tea is created equal. Whether black, green, white, or oolong, do justice to the particular brew by steeping it for the perfect length of time: no more, no less.

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It takes a few seconds to notice what feels off about these portraits: each one is of two people, similar (often related) but different. Where one begins and the other ends, the subjects themselves might not even know.

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Is there a difference between being drunk on wine, drunk on beer, drunk on gin, and drunk on tequila? Technically, no.

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Confused about this ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) charity ice bucket challenge? So is Conan O'Brien.

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Guardians of the Galaxy's dancing baby Groot has taken audiences hearts, and the Internet, by storm, yet even the biggest fans will have to admit to themselves that trees can't really dance. Who, then, was behind the motion-captured moves that inspired the animators?

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The newest yo-yo world champion would've been the coolest kid at recess by far.

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Character actors refuse to play second fiddle to those spotlight-stealing A-list celebrities anymore.

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5 Surprising Things DNA Has Revealed About Our Ancestors
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Five Surprising Things DNA Has Revealed About Our Ancestors. Our genes are largely the result of travel and intermingling.

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The Top 10 National Parks You've Probably Never Heard Of. One of them may be closer to you than you thought.

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The Well-Dressed Suffragist. If you're going to protest, you'll need to buy a charming new hat.

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The Presidential Portrait That Was the “Ugliest Thing” LBJ Ever Saw. (The artist did not take that comment kindly.)

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In the game Robot Mind Meld, the object is to come up with the same word as a robot in as few steps as possible. Keep in mind that the robot is not as intuitive as you are.

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The Father Of Artistic Figure Skating. It was all about making a perfect figure 8 on the ice until Jackson Haines came along.

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Amazon's Big Gamble on Grocery Delivery. What impact could a giant competitor have on existing businesses?

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President John Tyler's Grandsons Are Still Alive. Tyler took office in 1841, and eventually had 15 children.

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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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