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5 Questions: "Flu" Shot

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10 Versions of Poe's "The Raven"

Stacy Conradt

Poe's poem “The Raven” has inspired many a creative thinker since it was first published in 1845, so in honor of what would have been his 205th birthday yesterday, here are a few renditions of th

The Missing Links: Textbook Vandalism

Colin Patrick

11 Things You Might Not Know About Cheese

Erika Wolf

Today is National Cheese Lover's Day. Here are a few stories to tell at your Cheese Lover's Day party.

A Guide to Pooping in the Galápagos Islands

Kate Horowitz

Galápagos National Park is an ecological treasure trove, a biological hoard guarded fiercely by conservationists.

Can Stress Be a Good Thing?

It’s an accepted fact that stress is bad for you. But don’t drown in all the hype. In some cases, a little bit of stress can be good for your brain.

5 Questions: MLK Jr.

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6 Surprising Things That Can Influence Your Dreams

What goes into creating dreams is a subject of great interest to almost everyone—including scientists.

Why Can't Some Men Grow Facial Hair?

College Weekend

Facial hair is a symbol of virility and wisdom (not to mention a wonderful enhancement to a male body).

Talk Like The Dude: 10 Big Words from ‘The Big Lebowski’

College Weekend

Lebowski ​isn't just a comedy about the misadventures of a lovable stoner—the movie uses sophisticated words and concepts for some intellectual humor.

6 Signs That Reality is Catching Up with Science-Fiction

College Weekend

Albert Einstein once said, “I never worry about the future, it comes soon enough.” He was right—it’s just taken us a bit longer to get there than we expected.

Why Do Hollywood Movies Cost so Much to Make?

College Weekend

As they say, it takes money to make money, and Hollywood is certainly spending its fair share.

Who Said It: Spock or Sherlock?

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By Ellie Papadakis, University of Missouri

They may be thousands of years apart, but our favorite detective and our lovable green-blooded alien have more in common than you might think. From their amazing deductive skills to their lack of emotion, can you tell whodunit, Captain?

13 University-Sanctioned Paranormal Research Projects

College Weekend

The existence of paranormal phenomena is one of those things you’re usually either heartily for or against.

9 of The Most Pointlessly Expensive Items You Can Buy

College Weekend

Some expensive stuff that people choose to spend their money on—jet skis and yachts, or really anything water-based—is pretty cool. But things are weird ... and then some are just absurd.

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