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The Sinkhole that Swallowed a Forest

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Bayou Corne sinkhole has been eating a hole in Louisiana for a year now. Watch the 24-acre hole swallow up a clutch of huge cypress trees this week.
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7 Stunning Pieces Of Book Art. A new book by Laura Heyenga counts the many ways we recycle old paper into literary artworks.
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How to Get Fired in Spectacular Fashion. A few examples show us the art of a memorable public dismissal.
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How much does your favorite TV star make? More than most of us will see in a lifetime.
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See some Awesome Behind-the-Scenes Photos From the Sets of Famous Music Videos. Certainly a different view from what we are used to seeing.
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A D.C. Urban Mom moved out of the city and is shocked to see wildlife invade her backyard. The solution is to sell your home to someone who'd appreciate seeing deer, rabbits, raccoons, and birds.
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Law & Order: SVU is doing the Trayvon Martin incident, with a little, er, big twist. They're using the Paula Deen story in the same episode -guess who pulls the trigger.
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Why the Fukushima radioactive leak is worse than we thought. 79,000 gallons of highly radioactive cooling water is nothing to sneeze at.
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For years people have asked if we could bring our Amazing Fact Generator to Facebook. Consider it done!

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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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