Crowdfunding or Crimefunding?

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Crowdfunding or Crimefunding? Online fundraising networks are not only tempting to scammers, but are also an easy way to launder money.

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The German Map That Accidentally Became America’s Birth Certificate. In 1507, the small label "America" became a big name.

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Check Out the Winners Of The 2018 Underwater Photographer Of The Year Contest. Come on in, the view is spectacular!

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How Medieval Artists Used Monsters as Propaganda. A museum exhibit shows how fear was harnessed to promote ideas such as the power of authority, the evil of an opponent, and the punishment for sin.

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Welcome To The Highly Probable World of Improbability. Why should we be surprised at unlikely events, when randomness means most events are unlikely?

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Inside The Wacky World Of Men Who Insist On Catching Fish With Their Bare Hands. Noodlers are proud of doing it the hard way.

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Why Instagram Conquered Social Media. It's a place to show off a better version of yourself.

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Black Mike Winage, the Most Determined Prospector in the Klondike. He packed a lot of life into his 107 years.

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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