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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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10 Holiday Controversies
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10 Holiday Controversies. What were once personal choices are now public arguments about how it should be done.

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How Zarafa, France’s First Giraffe, Became a Cultural Sensation. Artists across the country wanted to draw or paint her.

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The 6 Big Superhero Movies Of 2017, Ranked From Worst To Best. It's hard to disagree with such a short list, but some fans will.

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When They Tried to Collect on a Nonexistent Debt, This Man Fought Back. Andrew Therrien took the harassment personally, and set out to find out who was behind it.

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Competitive creative dog grooming is an activity that makes dogs into an art medium. The documentary short Well Groomed follows two creative dog groomers through the biggest such contest at Groom Expo.

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Ada Blackjack, the Forgotten Sole Survivor of an Odd Arctic Expedition. She didn't know how to shoot or trap, but she had to make it back to her young son.

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The American Savings Crisis, Explained. Even if we could build savings in this economy, it wouldn't be worth the effort.

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12 Heroic U.S. Military Chaplains. They didn't want to kill, but served by their own sacrifice.

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How Animals are Excavated at the La Brea Tar Pits
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Excavating 101 at the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. See how paleontologists get those animals out of the ancient asphalt.

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Solving the Mystery of Lyme Disease. When a shocking number of children in one town developed rheumatoid arthritis, doctors and public health officials teamed up to find its cause.

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Horse Feathers: the Marx Brothers at Their Best. The 1932 film is better than its reputation.

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A Child Interviews Her Cat. Any cat owner can relate to the absolute accuracy of the cat's responses.

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10 Reasons Why We Already Know Rey Is a Skywalker. This speculation is derived from clues in The Force Awakens, and contains no spoilers for The last Jedi.

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The Netflix Movie A Christmas Prince is a Hit for All the Wrong Reasons. It might even be worth borrowing a Netflix password.

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Imagining the Jellyfish Apocalypse. As the ocean's ecosystems collapse, they are poised to take over.

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What Was FDR Doing On the "Date Which Will Live in Infamy"? Read how the president took the news of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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