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New Story From Harry Potter World

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J.K. Rowling just released a new story about a tertiary character in the Harry Potter World. Read about Celestina Warbeck, the singing sorceress, here.

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Over the weekend, 13-year-old Mo'ne Davis became a national sensation after pitching a shutout for Philadelphia's Taney Dragons. She is the first female player to toss a shutout in the Little League World Series.

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It seems like young adult fiction is having a moment right now. But the genre has produced life-changing reads for well over a century. Check out 29 classic YA books.

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You probably already know the three primary colors, but there's a lot more to learn about color theory.

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Why say "very risky" when you could say "perilous"? And 44 other ways to avoid "very" in your writing.

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What weighs more, a pound of cheese or a pound of helium? First, you have to figure out how to weigh a helium balloon.

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And here is a video of a cat wearing a shark costume riding around on a roomba vacuum to the amazement of a toddler, also dressed in a shark costume. Because Mondays can be hard sometimes.

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A Lemon Rolled for a Quarter Mile Down a Street
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A Lemon Rolled for a Quarter Mile Down a Street. And since the evidence is on video, many, many unproductive hours have been spent watching it.

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A Man Grew the World's Longest Fingernails Out of Spite. After 66 years, Shridhar Chillal finally got his 30 feet of nails cut.

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NASA-Designed Heat Shields Could Save Firefighters' Lives. Teams are carrying 40 prototypes as they battle wildfires in the American West.

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The Most Important Video Game on the Planet. Fortnite is so popular that its culture is spilling out into the real world.

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The Futuristic Skyscrapers of 1923 Were Supposed to Solve Traffic Problems. Like many people, those architects assumed we would soon have flying cars.

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Want to Become an Astronaut? There's an app for that.

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10 Nutty Proposals to Save the Planet. Some could eventually lead to plausible ideas.

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12 Theme Parks Where the Danger is Real
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12 Theme Parks Where the Danger is Real. Thank goodness the parks themselves are fictional.

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Green Ball Adventure, a Sprice Machines Chain Reaction. Watch a charming combination of colorful levers, pulleys, dominos, and spring action, all powered by gravity.

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Lede-Buried Voicemails From Your Mom. Everyone has examples of parental communication gone wrong.

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How to Start Knitting (and Learn to Love It). Seek the enjoyment first, and the skill will come in time.

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The Oldest Color Produced by Living Things Is 1.1 Billion Years Old. The ancient cyanobacteria chlorophyll is strangely pink.

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Before Björk, There Was the Last Incan Princess. Peruvian soprano Yma Sumac had a six-octave range, but it was her exoticism that made her famous.

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Everyone’s Favorite Houseplant Only Wants to Die. Your pothos has lost the genes necessary for sexual reproduction, but is doomed to live as clones in millions of apartments.

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Dime After Dime: A Gripping History of Claw Machines. They've been irresistible for almost 200 years.

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