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Chess in the Movies

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Why Chess Fans Hate the Movies. Hollywood can't ever seem to get the game right.
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Common Logical Fallacies Committed by Scientists. Scientists are only human; that's why we need replication and peer review.
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The Alternative Approach to Parenting that Young People Are Trying More. Co-parenting is a team effort, without the marriage or maybe even without the romance.
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Secret Crime-Fighter Revealed to Be 1930s Physicist. William Souder went by "Detective X" in his forensic work for the FBI, the Secret Service, and other agencies.
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The 2017 Name Of The Year Bracket. Keep up with the tournament progression, and cast your votes, at the Name of the Year website.
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Josh and Hannah Brown of Frankfort, Kentucky, remodeled their basement to be a replica of the Haunted Mansion attraction at Disney's Magic Kingdom! See more pictures in their Facebook album.
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How disaster science explains the Oscars catastrophe. A chain of small mistakes snowballed into a really big one.
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9 Famous Puppeteers of the 20th Century. They brought the art into the television age.

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The Phantoms of Paris
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The Phantoms of Paris. Dark ghost stories from the City of Light.

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How Hippies Put on the Worst Music Festival in History. The Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival outdid Woodstock in bad planning and poor execution.

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A Very Special 1970s Nightmare, Starring Vincent Price, H.R. Pufnstuf, and the Brady Bunch. Variety shows were a simple way for TV networks to recycle familiar faces.

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Just About Everything We Know About the Pard. For hundreds of years, the leopard was thought to be a cross between a lion and a pard.

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Lt. Cliff Judkins Fell 15,000 Feet and Lived. His fighter jet caught fire, his ejection seat didn't work, and his parachute didn't open.

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The Great Thaw of the American North is Coming. The loss of permafrost will have profound effects.

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The Creepiest Urban Legend in Every State. How does your state's tale stack up against the others?

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Ada Lovelace: The First Computer Programmer. In the 1840s, she crunched the numbers that were the software for a theoretical machine.

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How Will Martian Laws Differ From Earth's Laws?
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How Will Martian Laws Differ From Earth's Laws? Enforcement of existing laws from Earth will be impossible for a small population millions of miles away.

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The Creepy Cabinet That Inspired Jekyll and Hyde. Robert Louis Stevenson's childhood bedroom had a cabinet made by a carpenter who led a double life.

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14 Unmade Hammer Horror Films. Some ideas were too bizarre even for the erstwhile British gothic film studio.

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A Brief History of Bat-Marriage. Batman has been spotted carrying Kathy Kane, Vicki Vale, Julie Madison, Selina Kyle, Lois Lane, and Wonder Woman across the threshold—most of them twice.

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John Banvard is the most successful American artist you've never heard of. His chosen medium was an obscure 19th-century show business gimmick, and he managed to completely squander his fortune.

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Why Everyone Knows the Same Scary Slumber-Party Stories. People who know them don't recall where they first heard them.

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9 Naked Cakes for When You Don't Feel Like Frosting. You'll feel good about avoiding too much sugar, too.

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8 Antique Maps That Were the First of Their Kind. Each one gave us a new way to look at our world.

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