These kids have a homemade sledding luge run in their backyard. Suddenly I realize that my childhood was missing something. 

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The Doomsday Clock is designed to give an indication of how close the world is to irrevocable disaster. We are apparently really close.

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The death of America’s hand-painted sign industry has been largely exaggerated. I, for one, love the charm of these and hope they stick around forever.

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After a half-century of trying, scientists may finally get their hands on a piece of the Earth’s mantle. They just had to figure out how to drill 1.6 miles down to get it.

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Take a look at the history of the chocolate chip. Can you believe there was a dark period before someone thought of these amazing bits of sweetness?

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Chipmunks are cute, but they're even cuter when they have a face full of food

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There are a lot of theories flying around about who Rey's parents might be. Here are some of the crazier ideas.