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The Emerald Mosque

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Watch the Walls Shimmer at Iran's Emerald Mosque. Mosaics of mirrored tiles make Shah Cheragh a religious experience.
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Name That American Island. They're quite diverse, and each has a story.
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Funny or Die's Guide To Who You Are Supposed To Tip And How Much. Obviously gleaned from personal experiences.
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A Huge Cosmic Void Is Repelling Our Galaxy. It must not like what it sees here.
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“Thirteen” going on “30 Something”: Growing up according to pop music. There's a song for every age of the music-buying public.
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The Mountain Goats wrote a hilarious Star Wars song for The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson. It's called "The Ultimate Jedi Who Wastes All the Other Jedi and Eats Their Bones."
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Is it really OK to never get your period? If you're pregnant, that's expected, but skipping period with birth control pills will cause doctors to look at you funny.  
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The Original Names of 10 U.S. Landmarks. "Elk Penis" just couldn't entice families for vacation trips.
 

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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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