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Colbert's Commencement Address

Do you recall who the commencement speaker at your graduation was? I don't, but I'd remember if Stephen Colbert had been there, delivering this memorable speech.
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In Croatia, unexploded mines dot the landscape and still kill people who find them. But a new animal is being trained to locate them for us: honeybees.
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Here's how you make a dozen hamburgers in Singapore. With style, efficiency, and lots of eggs.
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The 10 Best Sitcom Finales in TV History. Relive them with clips and tributes on video.
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Ernest Hemingway made a list of his favorite books in 1935. Here are some of them that you might not be familiar with.
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26 Simple Tricks To Make Your Kids Do Whatever You Want. Some of these ideas are genius; others are just good for a laugh.
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Dozens of children are abducted and taken to Japan every year. This is not trafficking, but divorce laws that favor Japanese parents over foreigners and do not recognize joint custody.  
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"Sea Butterflies" are actually a kind of snail called pteropods. These transparent sea creatures make some stunning photo subjects.
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The real problem with the Disney Princess brand. As the actual movies have grown more modern and diverse, the marketing princesses have been homogenized into "uniform fembots."

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Son of Frankenstein: Hitting the Horror Trifecta
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Universal Pictures

Son of Frankenstein: Hitting the Horror Trifecta. A perfect ending to the first great movie trilogy.

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It Wasn't Easy Being Green for These Mysterious Children in 12th-Century England. The village of Woolpit has never been the same since.

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The Strange History of One of the Internet's First Viral Videos. If you had an email address in the late 1990s, you probably received a video file titled “badday.mpg” at least once.

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The Contentious Burial of Bo-Bo, the Blenheim Spaniel of Civil War Hero General Daniel E. Sickles. His relatives didn't want the beloved dog interred in the family plot.

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Here's Why Your Body Stores More Fat in Certain Places. Hormones do it, but in an insanely complicated manner.

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Butterfly Breeder Romy McCloskey Saw One Emerge from its Chrysalis with a Torn Wing. So she got her tools together and performed a wing transplant.

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How to Get Your Procrastination Under Control. It's a matter of valuing the things you need to do.

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19 Times That Actors Have Been Injured On Set. Some of the scenes were then included in the finished film.

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Mark Your Calendars for These 2018 Space Events
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Dan Kitwood, Getty Images

Mark Your Calendars for These 2018 Space Events, Astronomy Fans. The heavens are going to put on quite a show.

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Do Audio Books Count As Reading? A visually-impaired writer shares the joy and shame of listening to books.

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Why Hobbies Make You Happy. We need to define ourselves as more than how we earn a living.

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This Optical Illusion Is Just Four Blinking Dots And It's Still Breaking Our Brains. Are they jumping up and down, moving from side to side, or spinning in a circle?

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Lucrative Lemons and Oranges in Sicily. A scholarly article traces the rise of the Mafia to the discovery that citrus fruits prevent scurvy.

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Weird Beauty Hacks of Yesteryear. The drive to be attractive sent us down some strange and desperate paths.

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Eighteen Species of Tweezer-Faced, Spider-Slaying Pelican Spiders Discovered in Madagascar. Their misshapen heads act like salad tongs to seize their prey.

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Where the Mind's Eye Can't See. Exploring the very real limits of human imagination.

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