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Tsukioka Yoshitoshi via Wikimedia Commons // Public Domain
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi via Wikimedia Commons // Public Domain

The Chinese Star-Crossed Lovers

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi via Wikimedia Commons // Public Domain
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi via Wikimedia Commons // Public Domain

The Tragic Romance of China's Romeo and Juliet. The heartbreakingly romantic story The Weaver Girl and the Cowherd still inspires lovers.
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Cold War Secret: Project Horizon. The 1959 proposal to put a nuclear military base on the moon.
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An Alternate History of DNA. If any one scientist hadn't make a breakthrough, everything after would have been different.
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Finland just launched an experiment giving 2,000 people free money until 2019. The basic income program will show how $590 a month can help the unemployed get back to work.
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Watch South Korea's giant Titanfall robot come to life. It's Optimus Prime with a man in his chest.
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The History of Islam's Golden Age, part one, part two, and part three. For a time, they were the leaders in science, technology, and medicine.
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The pirated Chinese translation of Revenge of the Sith now has spoken dialogue to match the English subtitles. Enjoy the video version of classic Backstroke of the West. Contains NSFW language.   
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How 12 Famous Rappers Picked Their Names. One came from an internet name generator!

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Scientists Are Pushing For a Ban on Killer Robots
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A Growing Movement of Scientists is Pushing for a Ban on Killer Robots. Separating human judgment from war is a recipe for disaster.

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17 Homes You’ve Seen On TV And What They Look Like Off-Screen. Not shown: the tourists who stop and take pictures.

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The Curious Case of the Law of the Tongue. When orcas help you hunt whales, it's only right to share the meat with them.

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The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans. A return to rare and exotic bean varieties has made the humble legume cool.

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Why Restaurants Became So Loud—And How to Fight Back. An ambience designed for "buzz" and "energy" can damage your hearing.

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Should America Go Cash-Free? Digital money is convenient, but total reliance on banks comes with costs.

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10 Out-of-This-World Facts About Plan 9 From Outer Space. What made it a bad movie also made it a lot of fun.

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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel
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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel. Action Comics #1000 celebrates the anniversary by reminding us of what the superhero is all about.

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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food. Outstanding dishes at an event in North Carolina ranged from the sublime to the disgusting.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment. Muzafer Sherif manipulated boys at summer camp to hate each other in the 1950s, but they only learned the truth as elderly men.

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Ten Superstitions of Writers and Artists. They must have worked, since all these people became famous.

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On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters. The hobby never completely goes out of style.

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