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Why World War Z Is The Zombie Movie For People With Zombie Fatigue. Finally, a zombie invasion that doesn't have to skimp on everything to stay within budget.
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Your Facebook feed is about to get a lot more crowded. Comments can now be accompanied by photographs, so watch out for those who communicate with memes.   
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38 Brilliant Dog-Care Ideas To Make Your Life Easier. Accompanied by cute dogs you'll want to take home with you.
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Watch an adorable monkey buy a soft drink from a vending machine. He doesn't care much which drink it is, but he makes sure to get his change!
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Inside the Unholy World of ‘Christian Domestic Discipline.’ Is this practice a matter of faith, a sexual fetish, or just plain dominance and abuse?
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People wait in line for cronuts at Dominique Ansel's bakery in New York. Some of them resell the pastries at scalper prices, and Ansel is fed up with them.
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Moe Howard was the crankiest member of the Three Stooges. But offscreen he had a softer side for his family and friends.
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The American Medical Association has decided to label obesity as a disease. What does this decision mean for obese patients?
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Friday is the Summer Solstice! See how people around the world celebrate this occasion.

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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe
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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe. Encountering something that overwhelms your previous experience can be terrifying or enlightening.

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Dominoes and Fire. See a chain reaction of dominoes—powered by candles, hot air, and burning sparklers.

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Alan Hale Jr. "The Skipper." Meet the man behind the Gilligan's Island character.

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The 9 Most Nightmarish Movies About Nuclear Attacks. None of them are as scary as growing up during the Cold War arms race.

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5 Tips from NASA for Photographing the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21. The secret is preparing ahead of time.

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The Bloody San Antonio Origins of Chili Con Carne. One of the possible origin stories goes back as far as an uprising in 1813.

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The United States of Movies. The most iconic film set in each state, plotted on a colorful map.

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7 Spacecraft NASA Has Landed on Mars. Some future civilization may discover it and call it a robot planet.

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Where Did That Tuna Come From?
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Why You Should Care About Where Your Tuna Comes From. Pollutants are not the same across the globe.

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A Demonstration of How Water Acts in Space. Watch an astronaut blow fruit punch like bubble gum.

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I Wore A Mars Space Suit And It Was Exhausting. Living in an inhospitable atmosphere will be no walk in the park.

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John Ballou Newbrough's Orphan Utopia. His new Faithist religion was dictated by angels in the 1880s.

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How to Spot a Fake Viral Video. Begin with the idea that not every recording is true to life.

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The Bloody, Exhilarating Bonnie and Clyde Broke Taboos When it Hit Screens 50 Years Ago. It was historical fiction, yet resonated with the counterculture.

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The Game of Thrones Characters Need to Hang Out More. Battles and special effects are nice, but dialogue is where the show really shines.

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How WWII Saved The Great Gatsby From Obscurity. It took almost 20 years for the book to become a hit.

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