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Manhattan Project Photos

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24 Extraordinary Photos Of The Making Of The Atomic Bomb. The brain power, teamwork, and secrecy of the Manhattan Project is still impressive 70 years later.
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A curious cat decides to investigate a moving set of windshield wipers. And then it gets weird.
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Why Do Our Favorite Horror Fiction Monsters Still Frighten Us? Because if they didn't have a connection with our deepest fears, they wouldn't be our favorites.
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If you can't get away for a nice vacation, you could send your teddy bear in your place. A Japanese travel agency will send your stuffed animal to exotic and exciting places and bring him home with pictures.
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The staff and patients at a children's hospital did a lip dub of Katy Perry's song "Roar." These kids really know what it's like to dance through the fire.
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Photographer Carli Davidson caught wet dogs in mid-shake in goofy photos and in slow-motion video. She calls the distortion the "moment dogs turn into monsters."
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Why We Are Under the Spell of Survival Movies. Contains spoilers for this fall's Oscar bait.
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5 Things You Didn't Know About Maurice Sendak. I did not know about his love/hate relationship with Mickey Mouse.
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The 9 best ways to time travel, ranked. Some time machines are much more reliable than others.
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Historic Werewolves. The legends were formed to explain horrific real events in which people acted like animals.

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Game of Thrones Has Changed the Real World
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6 Ways Game of Thrones has Changed the Real World. Even those who don't watch it know the characters as cultural metaphors.

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The Only Thing Worse than Watching an Offensively Bad Comedy is Watching One You Supposedly Wrote. A.J. Via got a movie deal and lost all control of the finished product.

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To Fight Smallpox in the Spanish Colonies, King Charles IV Sent a Ship on a Vaccination Mission in 1803. The expedition included 22 orphans carrying the fresh vaccine in their bodies to keep it safe enough to last the voyage around the world.

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For Centuries, People Celebrated a Little Boy’s First Pair of Trousers. Once he was toilet-trained and could dress himself, he could become a real boy.

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What A Doctor Calls A Condition Can Affect How We Decide To Treat It. A familiar term carries a lot of baggage, while a new term will encourage patients to just follow doctor's orders.

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Ben Stiller's Never-Ending Midlife Crisis. His new movie Brad's Status is the fourth that explores that theme.

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Sir Arthur and the Fairies. After a thorough but flawed investigation, the Sherlock Holmes author believed the Cottingley Fairies were real.

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Great Stephen King Stories
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16 Great Stephen King Stories to Read This Fall. In case you want to scare yourself silly alone in the dark.

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Cowabunga! Strange Cow Stories. Bossy has gotten herself into some weird places.

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How Two Lesbians Fought the Nazis With a Typewriter. Lucy Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe kept up a propaganda war from their home in the Channel Islands.

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Can You Survive on Potatoes Alone? Maybe, but there are drawbacks to potatoes as a life-sustaining food.

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Why Back-to-School Season Feels Like the New Year—Even for Adults. The majority of people spend more than half their lives tied to the school calendar.

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A Visual History of Lunchboxes. Come for the nostalgia, stay for the trivia.

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An Austrian Ossuary Holds Hundreds of Elaborately Hand-Painted Skulls. The custom is a combination of memento mori and identification.

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A Brief History of United States Currency. Until the Civil War, money was printed privately by banks.

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