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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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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel
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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel. Action Comics #1000 celebrates the anniversary by reminding us of what the superhero is all about.

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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food. Outstanding dishes at an event in North Carolina ranged from the sublime to the disgusting.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment. Muzafer Sherif manipulated boys at summer camp to hate each other in the 1950s, but they only learned the truth as elderly men.

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Ten Superstitions of Writers and Artists. They must have worked, since all these people became famous.

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On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters. The hobby never completely goes out of style.

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What If Earth Rotated in the Other Direction?
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Reversing Earth’s Spin Moves Deserts, Reshapes Ocean Currents. Everything would be different if our planet rotated in the other direction.

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NFL Player Wade Davis Talks Masculinity and Pro Sports. "We must create the conditions for all individuals to feel comfortable taking the risk to be themselves."

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This Old Soviet Airport Car Was Probably The Biggest Sedan In The World. It was equipped for two drivers, one to go forward and the other in reverse.

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The Race to Save the World's Disappearing Languages. In the last 60 years, 230 human languages went extinct.

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The Netflix documentary Mercury 13 tells of the women who passed NASA's astronaut screening in 1961. Only their gender kept them earthbound and out of history books.

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The Desert Architecture School Where Students Build Their Own Sleeping Quarters. The School of Architecture at Taliesin (SOAT) takes experimental living spaces seriously.

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I Gave Birth and I Didn't Even Get a Good Story Out of it. A normal birth is miraculous and transformative, but it's too common for anyone outside the family to listen to.

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10 Ridiculously Precise Units of Measurement. They make sense once you know the stories behind them.

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