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Pictures of Burning Man

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A record crowd of 61,000 people showed up for Burning Man this year. See pictures of the festival that ended yesterday.
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Diana Nyad set a world record for distance swimming yesterday at age 64. She's one of an amazing group of older athletes.
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Why Robots Won’t Replace Minimum Wage Workers Any Time Soon. People do the work better, and at double their pay, they'd still be cheaper.
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What do you do if you accidentally delete an important email? Filmmaker Bahram Sadeghi called the NSA, because they have all that stuff, don't they?
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This conductor wields amazing powers over his band. He plays those folks like an instrument.
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20 of the Greatest Silent Horror Films You Can Watch Right Now. Including the 1928 film that inspired the character of The Joker.
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A Clemson professor has identified the slave that inspired Uncle Tom's Cabin. Harriet Beecher Stowe sheltered him in escape, but never named him for legal reasons.
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Which Breaking Bad character are you? Take a pop culture quiz to see how bad you really are.
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How to Make a Monster. The story of how Godzilla was born.
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Some companies are starting to offer unlimited vacation time. Employees are afraid to use it, because when the layoffs come, the workaholics keep their jobs.

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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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