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Pietro Zanarini via Flickr // CC BY 2.0 

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Clearing Snow Canyon

Pietro Zanarini via Flickr // CC BY 2.0 

Pietro Zanarini via Flickr // CC BY 2.0 

How to Clear a Path Through 60 Feet of Snow, Japanese Style. Snow Canyon can be buried under all the snow.
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How to practice effectively…for just about anything. While you're building your muscles, you're building your brain, too.     
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The Candy Thief. Can you solve the puzzle and the crime?
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King Kong, Star Wars And The Bogus Notion Of “Dated” Special Effects. Learning to suspend your disbelief is the key to enjoying a great story.
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Why Dentistry Is Separate From Medicine. Like so many things, it boils down to money and power.
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18 Dangerous Toys From History That Are Better Left In The Past. They were a lot of fun, though.
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How reality TV is getting even more unreal. If they're going to script the drama, they should get people who can deliver their lines convincingly.
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The Super Luxe History of Pineapples (and Why They Used to Cost $8000). Lucky for us, there's enough to go around now.  

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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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