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The evolution of the flying car we’re still waiting on

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A ConVairCar Model 118 flying car during a test flight. The hybrid vehicle was designed by Theodore P. Hall for the Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Company of San Diego, California, but never went into production. A test pilot had to make a crash landing after the vehicle unexpectedly ran out of fuel — he’d been reading from the car’s fuel gauge, not the plane’s.

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Mark my word: a combination airplane and motorcar is coming. You may smile, but it will…

Rape is a common experience for some college women, study shows

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Campus sexual assault is a major problem at colleges and universities in the U.S., and a new study demonstrates how common this experience may be for first-year women.

The research, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, found that one in five women surveyed at a large private university in the northeast reported being victims of attempted or completed forcible rape before, during or immediately after their freshman year

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Off to join the circus: A history of the big top in photos

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When Philip Astley started the first circus in England in 1768, he used the ring to exhibit his horse tricks, with a few jugglers, acrobats and clowns on the side. Circuses grew from a small traveling show to a three ring affair in 1881, when P. T. Barnum debuted P.T. Barnum’s Museum, Menagerie & Circus, which featured many different acts and the world’s largest elephant. When Barnum died in 1906, the Ringling Brothers bought the Barnum & Bailey Circus and merged it with their own popular…

21 things that happen on every episode of ‘Fixer Upper’

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We have to admit, it’s really hard to not like Chip and Joanna Gaines from HGTV’s Fixer Upper

Chip is funny and talented, Joanna has a great eye for design and their relationship has a fun dynamic that translates well on TV. Their company, Magnolia, is like a fixer-upper factory, turning worn-down houses in the Waco, Texas area into perfectly clean yet distressed homes with vintage charm.

But, like every HGTV…

Mary Pilon shares the secret history of Monopoly with MashableReads

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Gamers, it might be time to rethink everything you thought you knew about Monopoly.

“The story of Monopoly should make you think about the nature of innovation and how things come to be.” So teased author and journalist Mary Pilon, who recently joined Mashable‘s social book club MashableReads with her book The Monopolists.

Throughout the book (which originally started out as a fact-checking…

A frontrunner was eliminated on ‘The Voice,’ and we are not pleased

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What just happened? To keep this short and sweet: America got it wrong

The majority of Tuesday’s episode was devoted to performances by Nick Jonas and all four teams. And then one by one, artists were sent into safety. Up for elimination were Brian Johnson, Deanna Johnson and Mia Z. (undeservedly so). As a reminder, Mia Z. is a young blues-y performer with the ability hit notes that only high-note geniuses like Mariah Carey and Ariana Grande can reach

103-year-old woman finally got around to graduating from high school

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Going back to school is a great idea, even if it takes you nearly a century to get around to it

Marie Hunt from Spring Green, Wisconsin earned her high school diploma 87 years after she was originally supposed to graduate at the tender age of 103. Hunt received an honorary degree from River Valley High School while living in an assisted living home, WKOW reports.

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Winklevoss twins launch Gemini, the ‘regulated’ Bitcoin exchange

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It’s no secret Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are betting big on Bitcoin: They’ve reportedly invested at least $11 million in the cryptocurrency, and they predict it could be even bigger than Facebook.

On Friday, the brothers announced the launch of Gemini, which they call the “next-generation Bitcoin exchange.” Originally announced in July 2013, the New York-based Bitcoin exchange will be “fully regulated, fully compliant” and open to individuals and institutions

See also: A Complete,…

Ahead of episode 200, ‘Supernatural’ stars explain their secret to longevity

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The 200th episode of Supernatural honors the stories and characters that have preceded the milestone hour in a way only this sometimes-odd genre series can

The setup: Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) pick up the faint scent of a case that takes them to an all-girls high school. There, they find a group of talented young ladies putting on a musical based on the books about the brothers written by prophet/maybe-God/always disheveled Chuck Shurley

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Lorde’s dancing does not disappoint in ‘Yellow Flicker Beat’ video

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If there is one thing we’ve learned from watching Lorde’s new music video for “Yellow Flicker Beat,” it’s that her dancing skills fall somewhere between those of a fun mom and a newly walking toddler. This is, of course, a compliment.

The latest clip features Lorde twisting, writhing and hair-flipping to her contribution to the upcoming Hunger Games: Mockingjay soundtrack. The 17-year-old artist curated the soundtrack herself, which features the likes of Miguel and the Chemical…