Haute couture can't hold a candle to the natural plumage of certain birds, viewed up close in intricate detail.

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Although the rules of competitive chess haven't changed in the past 150 years, the thinker's game has nonetheless evolved radically over the past century and a half.

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There's a reason that Swiss cheese comes with its trademark holes, and it's not the obvious explanation.

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The future is approaching. Will your job be safe from the machines, or will robots make you obsolete?

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Bill Gates has released his official 2015 summer reading list. He doesn't seem like a fiction kind of guy, but he clearly has a sense of humor.

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Sure, it's fun to try to spell along with the young competitors attempting obscure terms during the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee, but how well can you spell these more everyday words?

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What's a better way to celebrate than by setting off fireworks? Well, setting off 300 fireworks all at once is a start.