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Weekend Links: Photos That Restored Our Faith in Humanity

Allison Keene
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We all could use this. Matt Stopera gathered up photos of 26 moments that restored our faith in humanity this year.
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In light of all the misinformation flying around yesterday, Slate wonders if machine-learning algorithms could help debunk Twitter rumors before they spread.
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Short but brilliant timelapse of a spider making a web. "By taking one photo every four seconds, a photographer was able to capture one of nature's greatest phenomenons."
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Stephen Colbert enlists the men of "Downton Abbey" to perform new scenes from "Breaking Bad" in … Breaking Abbey! (language warning in the vid).

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But wait, there's more: Someone has done a video compilation of all 5 seasons of "Breaking Bad" (or you can choose which ones you want to see to avoid spoilers) in the style of "The Wire." I have no words for its beauty.
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Beautiful ice sculptures made … by nature! From Cindy, some always lovely close-ups of snowflakes.
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From Dave: Historical Figures in ACTION POSES! Need I say more? I love this.
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What Google would have been like in the 1960s. If you have the patience, many cool effects await …
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Because sometimes you just need to look at pictures of a ridiculously adorable kitten. That's what the internet was invented for after all, right?
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Does this sunlight make me look fat? What is the weight of sunlight?
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