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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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Mutiny on the Prisoner Ship
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In the 18th century, Britain shipped around 50,000 prison inmates to the American colonies to do hard labor. James Dalton was sent multiple times for theft, and once succeeded in leading a mutiny aboard the prison ship.

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10 Surprising Ways to Lose Your Mind. Mental disorders can be triggered by a wide variety of conditions.

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How a Group of ’70s Radicals Tried (and Failed) to Invade Disneyland. Four hundred police were waiting for the paltry few hundred Yippies that showed up.

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Rocket Launches Look Even Cooler From Space. A satellite recorded images of a Soyuz launch on July 14.

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How Synthetic Fabrics Inspired a Cultural Revolution. Few people remember how much time laundry and ironing used to take.

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Can you solve the counterfeit coin riddle? You probably could if you had plenty of time.

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Ancient ruins keep being 'discovered.' Were they ever lost?

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A Tree That Flowers With 40 Different Fruits. It's not legendary, but a triumph of science and patience.

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Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants
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Swim With Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants. They can grow to 25 feet wide and resemble underwater flying saucers.

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Why ordering from the kids menu is harmful to children. They've changed from smaller portions of adult entrees to bland but safe options for picky eaters.

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22 Facts About Ernest Hemingway. He led an extraordinary, although too short, life.

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A Newly Discovered Diary Tells the Harrowing Story of the Deadly Halifax Explosion. It's believed to be the only same-day account from an eyewitness to the disaster that left 2000 people dead.

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Drug Expiration Dates May Be More Myth Than Fact. A stash of medicines was found to be effectively potent decades after they were made.

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Downtown Atlanta’s Lost Psychedelic Theme Park. The World of Sid and Marty Krofft was as weird as their TV shows.

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Malloy the Invincible. In 1932, a gang of killers bought insurance on a homeless drunk, but then found out he was harder to kill than Rasputin.

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Why Are Baseball Games Nine Innings Long? Believe it or not, that number actually shortened the game.

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