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David Sandell
David Sandell

Scissors on the Loose

David Sandell
David Sandell

A Small Escape (Den Lilla Flykten). A pair of scissors is determined to escape the kitchen, and he’s taking the other office supplies with him!
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Baseball's First All-Black Lineup. The milestone was so low-key that even the players didn’t notice it at first.
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Fighting Superbugs by Hacking Antibiotic Resistance. A variety of tactic are being tested to fight ever-stronger bacterial diseases.  
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The state hardest hit by the opioid crisis thinks it has a solution. A new pain-prescribing algorithm may help, but what West Virginia really needs is jobs that don’t tear one’s body apart.
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PodShare is not a cult, but it is weird. It’s a hostel with no space and no privacy with people lining up to pay $900 a month.
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The real reason men grow beards. It’s not to impress women, but to impress other men.
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How to identify any language at a glance. But only if you bookmark this handy reference.
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11 Mental Floss Contributors Who Wrote Great Books. When you catch up on the internet, you should read them.

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Warner Home Video
25 Unsung Christmas Icons
Warner Home Video
Warner Home Video

25 Unsung Christmas Icons. You know them, from Yukon Cornelius to Cousin Eddie.

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The Christmas Bird Count. The hundred-year-old tradition is yielding useful information about how our world is changing.

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The Billionaire Who Refused to Pay Kidnappers to Save His Grandson's Life. The true story behind the movie All the Money in the World.

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19 Weird Ways Christmas Was Totally Different 100 Years Ago. Only the best traditions stand the test of time.

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Why Your Brain Has Trouble Bailing Out Of a Bad Plan. Dialing it back takes too many steps.

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Christmas Time Means Sneaky Cats Getting Stuck in Trees. And they're not the least bit sorry about it.

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15 High-Flying Facts About Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The story set in the 19th century brought martial arts movies into the 21st century.

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Oscilloscope Laboratories
Every Christmas Horror Movie, Ranked
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)
Oscilloscope Laboratories

Every Christmas Horror Movie, Ranked. There are 79 to choose from, with critiques.

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Academic Publishing is Headed for a Day of Reckoning. When you must pay to publish and then pay to read, how can we afford to learn science?

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12 Bizarre Inspirations Behind Star Wars Movie Characters. The creators have been asked time and time again where they got their ideas, and the answers range from goofy (literally) to sublime.

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The World Might Be Better Off Without College for Everyone. It's become an arms race for unnecessary job credentials.

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2017 is the Year that Computers Became Phones. The way people use technology is driving the design of the modern desktop and laptop.

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15 Things You Might Not Know About Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man. The mathematical sketch was a personal note that became one of the artist's most famous works.

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