We Have a Good Chance of Curing the Common Cold

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We Have a Good Chance of Curing the Common Cold. There are more than 160 strains of rhinovirus, but scientists around the world are fighting them.

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The World’s First Robot-Cooked Hamburger is Upon Us. This machine does everything from grinding the meat to placing the pickle.

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What are the Odds That You'll Ever be Hit by a Meteor? Pretty darn small, but we have accounts of people who were.

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The Obsessive Search for the Tasmanian Tiger. Supposedly extinct since 1936, there have been thousands of sightings of the thylacine, with no hard evidence.

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The Sonic Pickle Juice Slush was Created by People Who Hate Pickles. If you order one, expect the same amount of sugar usually found in a fruit slush.

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Why the Skeleton of the “Irish Giant” Could Be Buried at Sea. Charles Byrne never wanted his remains to be on display, as they have been for 235 years.

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How to Survive a Nuclear Attack. First, we need to revive civil defense education for those born after the Cold War.

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10 Services You Never Knew You Needed. Someone will do them better than you ever could; you just have to pay them.

The Weird and Mystical World of Sleepwalking

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The Weird and Mystical World of Sleepwalking. A short history of somnambulism that covers famous cases, scientific research, and pop culture.

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Should the Nobel Prizes Be Canceled for a Year? It would be a chance to return to the awards' original standards.

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Philadelphia Threw a WWI Parade That Gave Thousands of Onlookers the Flu. The city shut down completely to deal with the epidemic.

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Is This the Most Magical Meal on Earth? Dinner at Disneyland’s 21 Royal will cost you $15,000, but that's for 12 people and includes park tickets.

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A New Discovery Shows That Galileo Edited His Ideas to Fool the Inquisition. The scientist's 1613 letter detailing his views on the Bible had been lost for 250 years.

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What’s the Maximum Gravity We Could Survive? We need to figure that out before we select an exoplanet to colonize.

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11 Tasty Ways to Celebrate Autumn. It's time for apples and pumpkins and don't forget the maple syrup!

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14 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of NYC Taxi Drivers. They quickly learn to handle all kinds of passengers.

The 81 Best Creepy Horror Movies

Karen Gillan stars in Oculus (2013)
Karen Gillan stars in Oculus (2013)
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The 81 Best Creepy Horror Movies. They engender a sense of dread without relying on cheap tricks to scare you.

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The New Philadelphia Flyers Mascot is a Terrifying Monstrosity. "Gritty" even comes with a weird backstory.

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The Greatest Trick This Magician Ever Pulled Was Convincing 1900s Europe He Wasn't a Complete Fraud. Chung Ling Soo was none of the things he became famous for.

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The First English Novel Was About Talking Cats. Author William Baldwin sat on Beware the Cat for 10 years due to the politics of Tudor royalty.

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19 Restaurant Designs That Are Comically Bad. This is what happens when usability and aesthetics give way to edginess or laziness.

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When Televisions Were Radioactive. Sitting too close to the screen really was a danger when color sets were new.

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The Inexplicably Fascinating Japanese Art of Being Useless. Chindōgu even comes with 10 useless commandments.

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The Secret Cave in Central Park—And Why It Was Sealed. You might find it, but you can't go in.

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