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5 Bizarre Natural Phenomena, Explained

Including: why "shooting star" is a misnomer, what a moonbow is, and more strange natural… >>

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10 Pictures That Remind You of Being a Kid in Summer

School was out and the possibilities were endless. >>

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Photo Digest: Week of May 11, 2014 in Pictures

Photos of lasting interest from the week: A wildfire strikes California, Buddhists celebrate a holy… >>

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9 Graphic Novels Every Grown-Up Should Read

When you pair serious literature with "comic" art, the result can be extraordinary. Here's a… >>

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The Bet That Taught Me to Love America

In an instant, a roomful of people I didn't know helped me learn about patriotism, gratitude, and… >>

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Meet the Gangsta Gardener

Ron Finley’s garden in South Central Los Angeles is not extraordinary. What he’s done with it… >>

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9 of the Coolest Concept Cars That Never Existed

These retro-futuristic vehicles, part of the High Museum of Art's exhibit "Dream Cars: Innovative… >>

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Which Pen Is Made for the White House?

If you have ever worked for an American government institution, you've used this pen. Know what it… >>

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Which Old-Lady Names Will Your Great-Granddaughters Have?

If name fads hold, they'll be right in style with these monikers. >>

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The Case of the Prohibited Pooch

Should a tenant with a disability be allowed to break a ban on animals? You be the judge. >>

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Why You Should Read While You Walk

When you read while you wander, your destination may be a surprise. >>

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The Film Technology That Brings Us Closer to the Apes

As used in the 2014 movie, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. >>

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23 Contemporary Writers You Should Have Read by Now

In a fair world, these critically acclaimed authors would be rocking the bestseller list. If you… >>

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11 Quotes About Mothers That’ll Make You Call Yours

Then thank your mom for everything! >>

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Could You Win the National Spelling Bee?

Test yourself with 17 of contestants' toughest winning words from 1926 to the present. >>

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Photo Digest: Week of May 4, 2014 in Pictures

Festival goers race cheese wheels, Australia says "no, thanks" to graffiti, and more in this week's… >>

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The Best Vacation Books You Ever Read

Sometimes a book is an indelible part of a journey. Our staffers share their lasting memories. What… >>

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7 Women You Should Thank Every Time You Use a Computer

These smart women made for some significant and groundbreaking changes in technology. >>

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Photo Digest: Week of April 27, 2014 in Pictures

New saints, new Star Wars, and more from this week in case you missed it. >>

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10 Star Wars Quotes to Live By

Jedi wisdom you must follow. >>