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Wonderfully Geeky Pop Culture-Inspired Posters for NASA Expeditions. They may have the best jobs in the world, but they look like they want to be movie stars, too! 
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Snow White told a four-year-old at Disney World to make a wish, and she wished her daddy would come home from Afghanistan. You can guess what happened next.
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DC Comics is set to reveal its first openly trangendered character. Get a sneak peek at Batgirl #19, to be released next week.  
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The cast of Iron Man 3 talk about the movie in a new video teaser. And there's more footage to get us in the mood for the opening May 3rd.
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Argentina's Lujan Zoo Stirs Controversy As Visitors Pet Tigers, Feed Bears And Ride Lions. It's all fun and games until someone becomes lunch.
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The new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) will be published in May. Here are some of the new mental disorders that will be described in it.  
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Why New York City is writing Occupy Wall Street a six-figure check. Most of that is legal fees for the lawsuit over $47,000 in damaged property at Zuccotti Park.
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The Lion of Gripsholm Castle. The taxidermist was given a pelt and told to reconstruct an animal he'd never seen, so he made a cartoon character.

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The Magic of Making Marbles
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The Magic of Making Marbles. An expert glassblower shows us how it's done.

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The Marriage of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. It burned brightly and then flamed out quickly.

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The 12 Best So-Bad-They're-Good Episodes of Star Trek. They come from four different series in the adventures of Starfleet.

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The Bizarre Case of New Zealand’s Exploding Pants. This illustrates the danger of new products that aren't thoroughly tested.

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Leather: Grown in a Lab, Without Cows. It's collagen produced by engineered yeast that is essentially the same as tanned animal skin.

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Watch a Rare Video of a Two-Faced Kitten. And learn what might cause a Janus cat to be born that way.

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5 Great Alarm Clocks for Reluctant Wakers. A novel idea could really get your attention first thing in the morning.

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Autumnal Equinox Traditions. How folks say goodbye to summer and hello to fall—at least in the Northern Hemisphere.

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The Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time
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The Story Behind the Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time. It was about a brownie recipe, but it escalated quickly.

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Why Is America Losing Ground in the Contest to Grow the World’s Biggest Pumpkin? The largest of the season have been grown in Europe two out of the last three years.

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Sorry, Not Sorry: When Apologizing Makes Things Worse. Adding an apology to a rejection doesn't make you appear any better.

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Driving in Germany is Much Better than Driving in America. And, considering the size of Germany, there's a lot less of it.

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This Cosplayer Transforms Himself into Real Life Versions of Disney Heroes. Jonathan Stryker is a master at becoming a cartoon.

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How the Star Trek Punch Became the Worst Fight Move on TV. A Star Trek stunt coordinator explains why they continue to use the double-handed punch.

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23 College Secrets Your Professors Will Never Tell You. Unless you ask, which is one thing you should do.

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This Guide Will Help You Choose Your Apples Wisely. There's one for every taste and purpose.

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