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Can You Beat Most Americans at the National Science Quiz? Take the Test

Based on 10 questions from the National Science Foundation.

This Rejection Letter Is One of the Biggest Mistakes in Music History

If only they'd known who 'Paul Hewson' would become.
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It is Perfectly Legal to Take Secret Photos Up Women's Skirts in Massachusetts

This is not an Onion headline, people!
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This Death Row Convict's Final-Hour Message Should Be Required Reading

"Empathy breeds proper judgement. Sympathy breeds sorrow. Contempt breeds arrogance."
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David Cameron Tweeted the Dumbest Pictures Ever, and the Internet Ripped Him For It

Good thing comedian Rob Delaney and Sir Patrick Stewart were on call.
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Beautiful Animated Movies That Prove Cartoons Aren't Just for Kids

This is what the imagination can do.
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Your SAT Scores Are Determined By Your Family's Income — See This Revealing Graph

There is a good reason why the test is changing.
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Here's How Rich America's Biggest Cities Are Compared to the Rest Of the World — In One Map

And one U.S. city's GDP almost equals an entire continent.

Watch 'The Daily Show' Hilariously Debunk the Myth That Racism Is Over

Plus, the definitive answer to that nagging question: "Can dogs be racist?"
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Every State Is Having Problems With Obamacare and Here's the Map to Prove It

According to Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Obamacare horror stories are false. But he's the one not telling the truth.
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The World's Biggest Photo Service Just Made Its Images Free to Use

It must be the Internet's birthday.
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Sorry, Cate Blanchett’s Oscar Speech Wasn't a Feminist Triumph

The Oscar winner railed against sexism, but thanked Woody Allen. That's not feminism.

Intersex Woman Pens Courageous Letter to Fox News Bullies

No Fox News, my identity is not your punchline.
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If Scotland Breaks Away From the UK, the Union Flag Might Get a Dramatic Makeover

The flag may very well change if Scotland becomes independent.
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Overnight, Two Major Developments Happened in the Ukraine Crisis

"We will decide our future ourselves."
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With This App, You Can Speed-Read a 320-page Book in 2.5 Hours

Reading just got infinitely more efficient.
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9 Incredible Photos of the London Underground as a Bomb Shelter

During World War II, thousands would sleep underground to escape Nazi air raids.
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8 Cutting-Edge Musicians Who Are Reinventing Live Concerts

It isn't all about arenas anymore.

These Maps Show the Thousands of Intricate Undersea Cables Connecting Us to the Internet

These cables transport 99% of the world's international Internet traffic.
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How LGBT Activists Accidentally Helped Pass Uganda's Anti-Gay Laws

The West has been sending Uganda mixed messages on human rights.
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Russia's State Media Thinks That Steven Seagal Is a Political Expert

And he has been saying some really dumb things on air.

This Is the Image That Greets You At One American Mall

No word yet on whether unhooded customers can carry Skittles.
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A New Study Reveals Which Red State Could Soon Be a Democratic Stronghold

Immigration reform could be an unstoppable game-changer.
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U.S. Military Service Members Show Ellen How to Take a Selfie With Real Power

A tweet that's really worth retweeting.
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The Strange and Very Real Politics Behind Hummus

There's a lot you don't realize when buying hummus at your local Whole Foods.

These 9 Creative Oscar Selfie Recreations Are Spot-On

Everyone loves a zeitgeist moment.

This Viral Photo Is Saving a School in Brooklyn

This is more than an art project.
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Heroic Protester Stands Up to Supreme Court Over Citizens United — Now Faces Prison

The first time SCOTUS has ever been captured on camera.
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San Francisco Just Took a Huge Step Forward to Becoming a Zero-Waste City

It's a big win for environmentalists.
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Why This 'Game of Thrones' Rap Mixtape Is Exactly Right

'Catch the Throne' features rappers Big Boi, Common and Wale.
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This Thrilling Video Proves Directing the Oscars Is Just as Exciting as Winning One

You'll never look at the ceremony the same way after this.
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Arizona State Senator Gets Inspired by Arizona's Anti-Gay Bill, Comes Out

"I am gay, I am Latino and I'm a state senator."

What Pope Francis Said About Civil Unions May Surprise You

How much have his views changed?
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Before Lupita Nyong'o Was Famous, She Was Only Known As a Character in This MTV Show

Watch her in an episode and see a star in-the-making.