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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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Einstein is Proved Right (Again)
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Deep in the Heart of Our Galaxy, Einstein is Proved Right Again. His theory of general relativity holds true even at the black hole near the center of our galaxy.

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"Total Eclipse of the Heart" Was Almost a Meat Loaf Song. It was written for him, but then detoured to Bonnie Tyler.

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The Atomic Bomb That Was Too Big To Use. The largest nuclear bomb ever made, Tsar Bomba, was actually a scaled-down version of the original design.

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6 Weirdly Specific Ideas Movies Have About Normal Bathrooms. You'll be surprised by the many times the same weird thing happens in a bathroom across different fictional worlds.

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What It’s Like to Apartment Hunt With a Boyfriend Who Has No Credit Score. He's a responsible guy, but couldn't prove it on paper.

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The 33 Most Romantic Moments In TV History. Get your hankies out.

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27 Hilariously Nasty Sounding Mushroom Species Names. They would be hurt by them if they had feelings.

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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe
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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe. Encountering something that overwhelms your previous experience can be terrifying or enlightening.

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Dominoes and Fire. See a chain reaction of dominoes—powered by candles, hot air, and burning sparklers.

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Alan Hale Jr. "The Skipper." Meet the man behind the Gilligan's Island character.

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The 9 Most Nightmarish Movies About Nuclear Attacks. None of them are as scary as growing up during the Cold War arms race.

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5 Tips from NASA for Photographing the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21. The secret is preparing ahead of time.

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The Bloody San Antonio Origins of Chili Con Carne. One of the possible origin stories goes back as far as an uprising in 1813.

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The United States of Movies. The most iconic film set in each state, plotted on a colorful map.

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7 Spacecraft NASA Has Landed on Mars. Some future civilization may discover it and call it a robot planet.

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