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Colbert's Commencement Address

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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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The Real Gold Rush Wealth
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The Man Who Got Rich Off the Gold Rush ... Without the Gold. The folks who really prospered were those who provided goods and services to the prospectors.

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Five Elements and Substances That Turned Out Not to Exist. Science progresses with two steps forward and one step back.

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An American Werewolf in London Is Still the Best Horror Reimagining. A look back at the 1981 thriller.

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NASA's Ambitious Plan To Save Earth From A Supervolcano. And we might produce usable energy as a bonus.

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The Devil’s in the Details of These Dark Miniature Scenes. Artist Frank Kunert makes beautiful dioramas, but they each have something weird going on.

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Why Lottery Winners Make Dangerous Neighbors. It's not because they attract burglars.

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Your City's 'Ghost Signs' Have Stories to Tell. Craig Winslow has a unique method of preserving old painted walls without affecting the building itself.

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Iconic Plague Images Are Often Not What They Seem. What a real plague victim looked like was worse, but not as easily conveyed in a painting.

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The Last Solar Eclipse
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The Last Solar Eclipse. There will come a time when the moon is too far away to produce a solar eclipse.

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Nebraska's Fearless Maid. How Minnie Freeman saved her students during the blizzard of 1888.

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Confessions of a Costume Curator. Historic garments carry the ghosts of the people who once wore them.

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This Infant's Size Confirms a Concern Doctors Have Had for Years: Large babies as well as small babies can be an indication of problems ahead.

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18 Science Fiction Spacesuits, Ranked. They may look cool, but how safe and usable would they be in real life?

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The Haunting Magic of Ghost Buildings. They aren't there anymore, but they've left evidence of their existence on the shared walls of the adjacent buildings.

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Technology Could Make Us Immortal. (But there will be consequences.)

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6 Unexpected Consequences of a Solar Eclipse. Be ready for them.

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