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Meet the Designated Survivor

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ABC TV

Meet the Designated Survivor. The plot of Kiefer Sutherland's new TV show is based on a real contingency plan.
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A preview of 46 upcoming fall movies. The best of 2016 is still to come.
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21 Heavenly Ways To Have Coffee For Dessert. And then get ready for a long night.
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5 Fascinating Literary Scandals. What you read is not always what it presents itself to be.
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Should websites be held responsible for the behavior of their users? Courts are saying yes, in some cases.
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Watch Carnival’s largest cruise ship take out a dock in Italy. The carnage was caught on video from two different angles.
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Could the Fed wipe out all of America's student debt? Technically, yes.
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Recluses: Private, Exploited, or Self-Destructive? The stories of several people who just dropped out of sight for their own reasons.

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Son of Frankenstein: Hitting the Horror Trifecta
Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures

Son of Frankenstein: Hitting the Horror Trifecta. A perfect ending to the first great movie trilogy.

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It Wasn't Easy Being Green for These Mysterious Children in 12th-Century England. The village of Woolpit has never been the same since.

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The Strange History of One of the Internet's First Viral Videos. If you had an email address in the late 1990s, you probably received a video file titled “badday.mpg” at least once.

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The Contentious Burial of Bo-Bo, the Blenheim Spaniel of Civil War Hero General Daniel E. Sickles. His relatives didn't want the beloved dog interred in the family plot.

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Here's Why Your Body Stores More Fat in Certain Places. Hormones do it, but in an insanely complicated manner.

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Butterfly Breeder Romy McCloskey Saw One Emerge from its Chrysalis with a Torn Wing. So she got her tools together and performed a wing transplant.

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How to Get Your Procrastination Under Control. It's a matter of valuing the things you need to do.

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19 Times That Actors Have Been Injured On Set. Some of the scenes were then included in the finished film.

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Mark Your Calendars for These 2018 Space Events
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Dan Kitwood, Getty Images

Mark Your Calendars for These 2018 Space Events, Astronomy Fans. The heavens are going to put on quite a show.

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Do Audio Books Count As Reading? A visually-impaired writer shares the joy and shame of listening to books.

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Why Hobbies Make You Happy. We need to define ourselves as more than how we earn a living.

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This Optical Illusion Is Just Four Blinking Dots And It's Still Breaking Our Brains. Are they jumping up and down, moving from side to side, or spinning in a circle?

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Lucrative Lemons and Oranges in Sicily. A scholarly article traces the rise of the Mafia to the discovery that citrus fruits prevent scurvy.

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Weird Beauty Hacks of Yesteryear. The drive to be attractive sent us down some strange and desperate paths.

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Eighteen Species of Tweezer-Faced, Spider-Slaying Pelican Spiders Discovered in Madagascar. Their misshapen heads act like salad tongs to seize their prey.

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Where the Mind's Eye Can't See. Exploring the very real limits of human imagination.

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