The Struggle to Preserve the Taj Mahal

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The Taj Mahal Is Turning Green: The Struggle to Preserve Priceless Monuments. The difficulty of such projects arises from both money and politics.

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See The World in Ultraviolet. It's beyond our visible spectrum, but Veritasium gives us a reasonable facsimile in video form.

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An Oral History of the Best Breaking Bad Episode Ever. A lot of collaboration went into "Ozymandias."

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The Shorter Straw. Visionary Argentine filmmaker Quirino Cristiani produced two feature-length animated films before Walt Disney did, but is barely remembered.

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Bronson, the 33-Pound Cat. This sweet butterball is already losing weight at his new home.

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What Kills You When a Volcano Erupts? It’s not what you think.

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The World’s Largest King Penguin Colony is Catastrophically Shrinking—and We Don’t Know Why. The population may have declined as much as 88 percent.

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7 Photographic Tricks, Hoaxes, and Fads Before Photoshop. Fun with special effects began almost as early as photography itself.

6 of the Scariest Fictional Secret Societies

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Warner Home Video

6 of the Scariest Fictional Secret Societies. We've seen the movies, and we are just glad that they are fictional.

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The 6 Most Epically Pointless Arguments on Wikipedia. No detail is too small or obscure to fight about.

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Try an Online Artificial Intelligence Image Generator. Enter some text, and let an algorithm present its best guess for you.

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Half-Hanged Maggie and Other Survivors of the Gallows. Eight people who refused to die by hanging.

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Two Billion Years Ago, Andromeda Ate the Milky Way’s Sibling. It may have left some remains as a much smaller galaxy.

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European Printmakers Had No Idea What Colonial American Cities Looked Like, So They Just Made Stuff Up. They assumed that the New World couldn't be that different from what they'd seen at home.

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How to be Happier. Notes from a Yale University course on happiness.

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15 Blissfully Cool Facts About Ice. Just reading about it may cool you down a little.

19 Performances That Prove Aretha Franklin Was the Greatest of All Time

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19 Performances That Prove Aretha Franklin Was the Greatest of All Time. She was truly the Queen of Soul.

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Feral Children of Myth and Reality. Authenticated cases are rare and often quite sad.

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A Huge Misperception About Sex. Our mistaken view of other people's sex lives may color our attitudes toward them.

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Stop Telling Me to Turn My Brain Off During Movies. A well-made film will engross the viewer even if it doesn't make complete sense.

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Hey Jude” Still Makes Everything “Better, Better, Better.” Fifty years ago this month, the biggest band in the world released their biggest hit.

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How Not to Get Screwed Over by Your Mechanic. Most mechanics are not out to cheat you, but the few that do are enough to scare all of us.

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The Myth of the Soulmate. No one is perfect, but you don't need perfection to find love and a satisfying relationship.

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15 Must-Try Peach Dishes from Around the Country. Better get started if you want to try them all at the peak of the season.

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