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A Game Boy For Math

Cooking Cinderella via Flickr // CC BY-SA 2.0 
Cooking Cinderella via Flickr // CC BY-SA 2.0 

Graphing Calculator: A Game Boy For Math. How Texas Instruments made programmers out of adolescents.
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KFC’s secret recipe might not be so secret anymore. Try the 11 herbs and spices yourself and give it a taste test.   
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Here’s What Happened When Someone Farted in Front of the Virgin Queen. Whether the tale is true or not, Edward de Vere led an interesting life.
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Meet the new young Hollywood — 30 stars under 30 whose careers are blowing up. “Blowing up” as in inflating, not self-destructing.  
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YouTubers Hevesh5 and Austrian Domino Art spent seven hours building a domino tower to break a record. But their plans fell apart -literally- when they reached 241 layers.
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7 things campuses have done instead of teaching people not to rape. No one’s mindset will change by banning alcohol, cell phones, and energy drinks.
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10 Musicians and the Fashion Trends They Made Popular. Most of those fashions still look pretty good.

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An ‘Outtake’ Video of the Royal Wedding
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BEN STANSALL, AFP/Getty Images

This ‘Outtake’ Video of the Royal Wedding is So Dumb—But So Very Enjoyable. As if it were like everyone else's wedding.

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A Lonely Avocado Searches for His Other Half in The Pits. This sweet short film, written by David Bizzaro, has been selected for more than 30 film festivals so far.

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We’ll First Find Aliens on Eyeball Planets. These are exoplanets that are tidally locked to their star, and carry a thin habitable zone in a ring shape.

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Vulture Ranks Every Star Wars Movie. Ten mini-reviews to justify the rankings include Solo without giving away too much.

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Han Solo was Almost in Revenge of the Sith. His part would have been too silly to believe.

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Deep in the Honduran Rain Forest, an Ecological SWAT Team Explores a Lost World. The diverse biology is a bigger treasure than the lost city that lured explorers there in the first place.

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Roxy, the Long Island Railroad Dog. He knew every train and its schedule, and how to get where he wanted to go.

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The Great Fertility Reversion. America's plummeting birth rate might not be as dire as it seems.

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The X-Men Movies You Never Saw
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20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

The X-Men Movies You Never Saw. Filmmakers have been pushing the comic book heroes for almost three decades.

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How The Gambia Learned to Grow Both Forests and Food. The trick is allowing communities to own, care for, and protect their pieces of the forest.

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Having Babies on Mars Is Going to Be a ‘Titanic Challenge.’ At least one scientist suggests that we start genetically modifying humans to withstand the rigors of reproduction beyond Earth.

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The Five Stages of Watching a Star Wars Movie. See them all play out this weekend as Solo opens in theaters.

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Josiah Henson, the Real Inspiration for Uncle Tom’s Cabin. He settled in Canada, where he was free to publish his life experiences.

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24 Things Princesses At Disney Parks Would Never Tell You. The job comes with strict rules and high standards, but doesn't pay well.

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Meet Gustaf Broman, the 19th Century Con Man Who Attempted to Cross the Atlantic in a Log Boat. He never expected to succeed, as he had other plans for the trip.

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19 Acclaimed Authors and Their Typewriters. Some of those machines are still around, and some are still in use.

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