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17 Brilliant Art History-Inspired Halloween Costumes. If you have to explain them, you know you're at the wrong party.
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10 Novels That Will Scare The Hell Out Of You. Recommended for reading late on a Halloween weekend.
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A musical Tesla coil plays "Sail" by Awolnation. It was an electrifying performance.
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Rather than pay interns, Conde Nast is doing away with the internship program altogether. If other companies follow suit, it will level the playing field for entry-level workers.
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294 Dinosaurs Once Walked on This Wall in Bolivia. A newly-discovered cliffside was once a trail for at least eight species of dinosaurs.
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Watch a little dancer steal the show by improvising at her preschool dance recital. She has the audience eating out of her hand.
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Arctic temperatures are higher now than they've been in 44,000 years. No wonder polar bears are having trouble -they don't remember that far back.
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Watch the impressive first trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Look for the movie sometime next year.
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Who Was Dr. Frankenstein? There were plenty of scientists, mad or not, who may have inspired Mary Shelley's character.

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Breaking Bad: An Oral History
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The Oral History of Breaking Bad. The people behind the groundbreaking show tell its story to celebrate the tenth anniversary of its premiere.

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Why We Didn’t See the Knights of Ren in The Last Jedi. Director Rian Johnson explains that there's nothing nefarious about their absence.

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The Little-Known History of Seafaring Pets. Sailors have been accompanied on voyages by dogs, cats, pigs, chickens, rabbits, and other animals—and not all of them were for dinner.

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A Neopets Romance. This married couple met online when they were 10 and 12 years old.

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How Americans of the 1960s Really Felt About Nuclear Fallout Shelters. Michigan State University surveyed 3514 adults about their feelings regarding preparedness for a nuclear war.

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Why Paris’s Greatest Art Nouveau Metro Stop Is No More. The Bastille station was the greatest of 141 metro stations designed by Hector Guimard at the turn of the 20th century.

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Your Coworkers are Not Your Friends. A bit of formality is appropriate among people who did not choose who they spend all day with.

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10 Graves That Are Remarkably Secure. They keep grave robbers out and zombies in.

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Is Sitting Too Close to the TV Really Bad for You?
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Is Sitting Too Close to the TV Really Bad for You? No, but there's a reason behind why people still think so.

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10 Misconceptions About U.S. Immigration. Every wave of newcomers has encountered resistance from those already here.

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21 Facts You Might Not Know About Rodney Dangerfield. He got no respect, but we'll never forget him.

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Watch a Man Build a Log Cabin by Himself in Four Minutes. It actually took months, but this is a fascinating yet relaxing time-lapse version.

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How Montana Gold Rushers Literally Threw Away a Fortune in Sapphires. Yogo Gulch still produces some of the finest sapphires in the world.

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New Details Emerge About Solo: A Star Wars Story. Including an official synopsis.

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The Starbucks Logo Has A Secret You’ve Never Noticed. She was too perfect to be real before a small design change.

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8 Major Milestones in Facial Transplant Surgeries. What was recently thought impossible has been accomplished quite a few times.

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