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Will orbital chaos cause Earth, Venus and Mars to collide?

It's not a pleasant thought, is it? But when you mix chaos theory with a few crazy cosmologists, those tidy, predictable orbits start getting lively.

    • How Hackers Work

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      How Hackers Work

      Hackers have been attacking Adobe Acrobat 9 on Windows after a critical security vulnerability was found. Take a look at hacker culture and the various kinds of hackers, some of whom have run afoul of the law.

    • How U.S. Criminal Records Work

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      How U.S. Criminal Records Work

      Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested and jailed Wednesday on new child sex abuse charges. Every arrest and conviction goes on a criminal record, which is stored in massive computer databases that are accessible throughout the world. Once you have a criminal record, will it ever go away?

    • What would it take to reverse global warming?

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      What would it take to reverse global warming?

      The two largest producers of carbon dioxide emissions, the U.S. and China, butted heads again this week at the U.N. climate talks. Most scientists agree that human interference in the environment has something to do with the recent trend of rising temperatures on the Earth. What can we do about it?

    • Top 5 Myths About Apple

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      Top 5 Myths About Apple

      Apple opens its new flagship store in Grand Central Terminal in New York City today. Apple is one of the most successful companies around -- and one of the most mysterious. Here, we consider and debunk five of the biggest myths surrounding this tech giant.

    • Does the Higgs boson exist?

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      Does the Higgs boson exist?

      The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) is providing an update on the search for the Higgs boson particle next week on Dec. 13. Rumors say it has been found, but does it even exist?

    • Top 10 Tips for Having a Good Flight

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      Top 10 Tips for Having a Good Flight

      Some things prevent flying from being fun -- small seats, crowded legroom, snoring seatmates and having to go back to the gate when Alec Baldwin is on your flight and won’t turn off his electronics. See these tips so you can make flying easier for everyone.

    • How Plug-in Hybrid Cars Work

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      How Plug-in Hybrid Cars Work

      GM continues to work with the government to determine the cause of Chevy Volt fires. Learn all about plug-in hybrid cars including their battery packs, which have been under investigation.

    • You Should Know Video: Transplants, Physics and the Moon

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      You Should Know Video: Transplants, Physics and the Moon

      It's no secret that Josh and Chuck are knowledge junkies -- but how much can they learn in 60 seconds? In this playlist, the guys tackle everything from fecal transplants to frame of reference physics and theoretical journeys to the center of the moon.

    • How Lying Works

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      How Lying Works

      Former U.S. Governor Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in prison on Wednesday after jurors agreed that he lied to the FBI and found him guilty in 18 corruption charges. Do you know how to spot a lie?

    • How Suicide Bombers Work

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      How Suicide Bombers Work

      A suicide bombing in Afghanistan on Tuesday killed dozens of people outside a Shiite shrine. Are these bombers strictly a modern phenomenon? How can they be stopped?

    • How Tsunamis Work

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      How Tsunamis Work

      Scientists have now determined that the tsunami that struck northern Japan on March 11 was caused by two waves. While it’s difficult to grasp the full effects this natural disaster has had on Japan’s people and culture, we can explain the physical factors that led to it.

    • 5 Things You Can Do to Make Your Car Safer for Driving in Foul Weather

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      5 Things You Can Do to Make Your Car Safer for Driving in Foul Weather

      New Mexico closed highways earlier this week and the entire country of Scotland went on alert after heavy snow and ice covered the regions. Do you know how to prepare yourself (and your car) to meet Mother Nature's fury?

    • How DUI Works

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      How DUI Works

      The Federal Aviation Administration chief resigned on Tuesday after a drunk driving charge. So how do blood alcohol levels, police procedures and DUI punishment work? What can you do to keep your friends and family safe when you've been out drinking?

    • How the Predator UAV Works

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      How the Predator UAV Works

      The U.S. military has confirmed that Iran has the missing RQ-170 drone, an unmanned U.S. spy plane. Remotely-operated spy planes exemplify the military trend toward high-tech, low-risk equipment. What can they accomplish in battle?

    • Did the United States put its own citizens in concentration camps during WWII?

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      Did the United States put its own citizens in concentration camps during WWII?

      This week, the U.S. remembers the thousands of American sailors and soldiers who were killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Is it true that some West Coasters were forcibly relocated after the attack?

    • 10 Remarkable Exoplanets

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      10 Remarkable Exoplanets

      Astronomers have just announced the existence of an earthlike planet called Kepler 22-b, 600 light-years away from Earth. Take a look at 10 other cool planet discoveries.

    • Should you buy a tablet or an e-reader?

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      Should you buy a tablet or an e-reader?

      Apple recently reported to JP Morgan analysts that they aren't concerned about iPad competitors such as the Kindle Fire. These days, the latest tablets and e-readers allow you to read books and compute. So which device is best?

    • 5 Myths About Renewable Energy

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      5 Myths About Renewable Energy

      The World Petroleum Congress is meeting this week in Doha, Qatar, to address concerns about global warming and the need for cleaner energy. Not everyone is sold on this vision, so a number of myths about renewable energy persist.

    • If the polar ice caps melted, how much would the oceans rise?

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      If the polar ice caps melted, how much would the oceans rise?

      Recent studies show that the Arctic ice caps originated when there was a drop in carbon dioxide levels, reinforcing the notion that the current uptick governs global climate change. The polar ice caps continue to shrink due to global warming, but how much would the oceans rise if the ice caps melted completely?

    • Stuff You Should Know Video: Space, Sneezing & Yosemite Sam

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      Stuff You Should Know Video: Space, Sneezing & Yosemite Sam

      Join Josh and Chuck as they research the first animal in space, why people sneeze in bright sunlight and why in tarnation Yosemite Sam keeps popping up on the radio.

    • The 21 Best-selling Books of All Time

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      The 21 Best-selling Books of All Time

      It's easy to find out how many copies most albums sold or how much money a movie made on its opening weekend. But when it comes to books sales numbers can be hard to pin down. That's where we come in.

    • 10 Everyday Things You're Probably Doing the Hard Way

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      10 Everyday Things You're Probably Doing the Hard Way

      Despite our desire for ease, studies show that we may be able to make ourselves smarter by doing things the hard way. But why make life trickier than it needs to be?

    • 10 Futurist Predictions in the World of Technology

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      10 Futurist Predictions in the World of Technology

      Futurists can dish out some exciting -- and downright scary -- visions for the future of machines and science. Here are 10 of them in the realm of technology.

    • 10 True Stories of Survival Cannibalism

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      10 True Stories of Survival Cannibalism

      You're stranded on a boat at sea, no substantial food or water for days, living off collected rain and already having lustily consumed the leather brim of your hat. That's when you realize there's a huge chunk of meat sitting right next to you.

    • 5 Successful Counterfeiters

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      5 Successful Counterfeiters

      It doesn't take much skill to steal, but printing and using fake currency requires some finesse. Counterfeiting has become something of a lost art over the years, and you're about to meet five of its best practitioners.

    • 10 Easy Ways to Save Money

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      10 Easy Ways to Save Money

      Building a financial future, whether for retirement or simply for attaining your personal goals, all starts with saving. What are some easy ways to stash some cash for later?

    • 10 Things You Should Buy in Bulk

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      10 Things You Should Buy in Bulk

      Buying in bulk doesn't always mean you have to buy three gallons of everything to get a good deal. You have to play your cards right if you want to save a bundle. Here are a few things you actually should buy in bulk.

    • 10 Egregiously Bad Sports Contracts

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      10 Egregiously Bad Sports Contracts

      It may not seem that way all the time, but professional athletes are generally worth every penny they make -- except when agents and general managers hand out overpriced contracts like candy. Here are 10 of the worst.

    • 10 Most Famous Architects Who Ever Lived

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      10 Most Famous Architects Who Ever Lived

      We see buildings pop up and get torn down all the time, but some structures (and the masters who designed them) were built to last. Who are some of the most inspiring architects in history?

    • Top 10 Structurally Amazing Bridges

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      Top 10 Structurally Amazing Bridges

      Bridges move cars, trains, bikes and people, among other things. These 10 may even move your soul with their engineering ingenuity and beauty. So which 10 make the cut?

    • 10 of the Craziest Discoveries of 2012

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      10 of the Craziest Discoveries of 2012

      Science uncovers mysteries both large and small. And then there are some discoveries that make us shake our heads. There were more than a few of those in 2012.

    • 10 Strange Wedding Traditions

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      10 Strange Wedding Traditions

      Some of our wedding traditions help bond us to our families and to our culture. But be honest: Some of those traditions are straight-up strange, don't you think? Dressing several adult women in the same dress on purpose?

    • 10 High-paying Dirty Jobs

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      10 High-paying Dirty Jobs

      These jobs probably weren't on your list of what you wanted to be when you grew up. But now that you're in the rat race, you may wonder if a dirty job is more profitable than your desk jockey career.

    • 10 Fake Scarcities

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      10 Fake Scarcities

      We're running out of oil. And diamonds. And while we're at it, chicken wings, too! Relax, these are actually examples of shortages that really aren't. What else is a fake scarcity?

    • 10 Hottest New Cars for 2013

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      10 Hottest New Cars for 2013

      Will 2013 be a decent year for the auto industry? Well, if these 10 cars can make it to production, there should be a lot of happy motorists out there.

    • 10 Worst Adaptations in the Animal Kingdom

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      10 Worst Adaptations in the Animal Kingdom

      Humans can certainly claim some of these, but sloths, giraffes and pandas wanted a piece of the action, too. The hyena adaptation, however, may just blow your mind.

    • Top 10 'Star Trek' Technologies That Actually Came True

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      Top 10 'Star Trek' Technologies That Actually Came True

      The characters in "Star Trek" get to wield all kinds of high-tech gadgetry. Some of these gizmos are purely science fiction. What technologies have actually come to pass?

    • 10 Science Questions You Should Really Know How to Answer

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      10 Science Questions You Should Really Know How to Answer

      Why is the sky blue? What's the theory of relativity all about? If you find yourself thinking, "something to do with light and physics and stuff," we have some short explanations to dazzle your friends, or at least your kids, with your new erudition.

    • 10 Healthy Ways to Build Credit

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      10 Healthy Ways to Build Credit

      For something so relatively easy to obtain, credit can easily cause a careless borrower lots of stress. Here are 10 simple ways to build credit -- and keep it.

    • 10 Inventions by Thomas Edison (That You've Never Heard Of)

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      10 Inventions by Thomas Edison (That You've Never Heard Of)

      It's common knowledge that Thomas Edison invented the incandescent light bulb and the phonograph, but did you know he also developed concrete furniture and a phone to communicate with the dead?

    • 10 Innovations That Led to the Modern Bullet

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      10 Innovations That Led to the Modern Bullet

      Firearms get the historical spotlight, but what about the projectiles they hurl at insane speeds? Here are the innovations that gave rise to modern ammunition. Think of it as 10 rounds of ammo info.

    • Top 10 Bungled Attempts at One-person Flight

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      Top 10 Bungled Attempts at One-person Flight

      Since prehistoric times, people have wanted to take to the skies. Trouble is, humans weren't meant to fly. Of course, that didn't stop some determined souls from trying.

    • 10 Amazing Ancient Egyptian Inventions

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      10 Amazing Ancient Egyptian Inventions

      There may be no greater tribute to a society's ingenuity and vision than the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. What other cool stuff did the ancient Egyptians invent?

    • 10 Ways to Get the Most Out of iTunes

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      10 Ways to Get the Most Out of iTunes

      iTunes is like most other complex tools. It works well right out of the box, but it can become a powerful, personalized media manager with a few simple modifications and adjustments. So, what can you do to get the most out of iTunes?

    • 10 Real-life Costumed Crime Fighters

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      10 Real-life Costumed Crime Fighters

      Masked crime fighters aren't just the stuff of Marvel and DC comics and films. These characters may not have superpowers, but they feel the call to keep citizens safe and serve their communities.

    • Transmission Pictures

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      Transmission Pictures

      Manual, automatic, sequential, dual-clutch -- these are just a sample of what you'll see in this image gallery. Check out pictures of all types of transmissions right here.

    • Annual Flowers Image Gallery

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      Annual Flowers Image Gallery

      Annuals are primed to germinate quickly when conditions are right, grow speedily, and then make loads of flowers, fruits, roots and seeds. Learn all about annual flowers by checking out this annual flower pictures image gallery. You may get some ideas.

    • Interactive Gallery: How to Build a Treehouse

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      Interactive Gallery: How to Build a Treehouse

      You’ve always wanted a treehouse ever since you were a kid. Now’s your chance. With this interactive gallery full of tips and videos from treehouse experts, you’ll be relaxing amid the leafy canopy before long.

    • Hurricane Sandy, October 2012

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      Hurricane Sandy, October 2012

      Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast of the United States on Oct. 29, 2012, causing extensive flooding and damage. Millions of homes, businesses and even hospitals lost power in the wake of the storm.

    • Space Exploration Pictures

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      Space Exploration Pictures

      Human beings have only gone as far as the moon and back -- and that's certainly an accomplishment in and of itself. But what other methods do scientists use to learn about our galaxy and beyond? What have we achieved so far in our exploration of the final frontier?

    • Chopper Pictures

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      Chopper Pictures

      Curious about some of the most unique choppers ever built? Check out these pictures of powerful bikes and the modifications that make each of them one-of-a-kind.

    • Interactive Gallery: How to Build a Shed

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      Interactive Gallery: How to Build a Shed

      Your garage is overflowing, but your lawnmower and assorted tools still need a home. Let’s build a shed. We’ll show you how to do everything from organizing your tools to erecting your shed’s wall panels. Ready?

    • Perennial Flowers Image Gallery

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      Perennial Flowers Image Gallery

      These blooming plants will dazzle you with color year after year. Sit back, smell the hibiscus and check out these photos of some of our favorite perennials.

    • Hustle, Hit and Never Quit: Basketball Pictures

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      Hustle, Hit and Never Quit: Basketball Pictures

      The world of professional hoops is full of superstars dunking, dribbling and hanging on the rim. Get airborne with them in our gallery of iconic basketball images.

    • Greatest Moments in Flight

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      Greatest Moments in Flight

      Flight has been a human dream for centuries. It wasn't until the dawn of the 20th century that man was finally able to leave the ground. This gallery highlights some of the milestones in aviation.

    • Oil Field Pictures

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      Oil Field Pictures

      These pics will take you to the jungles of Sumatra, the Niger delta and points in between all in the name of oil. Get ready to learn about oil all around the globe.

    • Must-have Power Tools

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      Must-have Power Tools

      You and your workshop are always looking to add a few new tools to the mix. This image gallery will give you ideas.

    • Space Conspiracy Theory Pictures

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      Space Conspiracy Theory Pictures

      The moon landing is just one of many sources of debate among space conspiracy theorists. This image gallery wades into the discussion on this theory and a few others.

    • Brake Pictures

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      Brake Pictures

      Be honest: Do you ever really give much thought to how your car slows down or stops? Browsing through these spectacular street car and race car brake pictures might change that.

    • Image Gallery: Tax Havens

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      Image Gallery: Tax Havens

      The wealthy have known about these countries for decades, but we're just learning about these elite tax havens -- just as transparency agreements put most of them in jeopardy. Take a look at these gorgeous tax havens before you have to start telling the government where you put your cash.

    • 2011 in Pictures

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      2011 in Pictures

      As we look back on 2011, what images of hope, hardship and joy defined the year? Come with us on a photographic journey that winds through the streets of Cairo and Wall Street, along the banks of swollen rivers and onto the distant slopes of Mars.

    • Mount Everest Pictures

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      Mount Everest Pictures

      The forbidding slopes of Mount Everest have captivated mountain climbers for decades ... though you can never really conquer Everest, merely survive it.

    • Home Construction Pictures

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      Home Construction Pictures

      You may be sitting in your house this very second, but do you have any idea what it took to build it? From foundation to framing, these home construction pictures will show you the stages of building a house.

    • Emotion Pictures

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      Emotion Pictures

      Laugh and the world laughs with you, the saying goes. In our image gallery, experience the range of human emotions from around the world.

    • Computer Memory Pictures

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      Computer Memory Pictures

      The different types of computer memory can be confusing. Take a look at these pictures of RAM, ROM, flash memory and more to learn about what the various types of memory are up to in your computer.

    • All About Death

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      All About Death

      The saying goes that nothing in life is certain except for death and taxes. What do you know about death? Explore different types of burials and learn more about mortality.

    • Superhero Pictures

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      Superhero Pictures

      Superheroes, such as Spider-Man, Iron Man, Batman and Hellboy have all helped shape the comic book universe. This gallery features images of these and other popular superheroes.

    • Genetics at Work Pictures

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      Genetics at Work Pictures

      What's more fun than looking at pictures of DNA and celebrities? Check out Dolly, dimples and dominant and recessive traits in this fun gallery charting how genetics play out in humans (and a few animals).

    • Dreaming of Paradise

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      Dreaming of Paradise

      What's your idea of paradise -- basking in the sun on a white sand beach or frolicking through fields of lavender in provincial France? Sit back, relax, and take a tour of the most calming locales in the world.

    • Everyday Tech Pictures

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      Everyday Tech Pictures

      We often take technology for granted. Learn about some of the incredible technologies that you're using every day.

    • Quiz: The World's Most Stunning Sites

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      Quiz: The World's Most Stunning Sites

      Whether it's a natural world wonder or the site of a historic event, millions of people each year travel from all over the world to visit these interesting places. Test your knowledge on the landmarks that draw the world's biggest crowds.

    • Are you an ignition expert? Take the quiz!

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      Are you an ignition expert? Take the quiz!

      Automobile ignition systems rely on perfect timing. A simple spark, when delivered at precisely the right moment, can mean the difference between a smoothly running, powerful engine that operates cleanly and an engine that runs rough, lacks power and produces unnecessary emissions. Let's get your motor running.

    • Believe it or not: Which benefits are for real?

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      Believe it or not: Which benefits are for real?

      These days, employers are offering better -- and more novel -- benefits that put the basic health-dental-vacation packages to shame. How much do you know about the best of the benefits world? Can you tell which perks are real and which are just pies in the sky?

    • Are you a zombie?

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      Are you a zombie?

      Think you might be a zombie? And not just an "office-worker-who-needs-a -coffee-injection-stat" type of zombie, but an actual member of the undead? Take this quiz to find out if you're right. A score of 15 or more may give you cause for concern.

    • Could you be a pilot?

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      Could you be a pilot?

      Although the wonder of human flight has become commonplace, misinformation and rumors abound about airplanes and air travel. Do you, dear frequent flyer, think you can tackle our quiz?

    • The Ultimate Pickup Artists Quiz

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      The Ultimate Pickup Artists Quiz

      In 2005, Neil Strauss introduced the public to the secret world of pickup artists (PUAs), who seek to fine-tune their flirting skills to perfection. Do you know how this sexual subculture operates and why controversy surrounds it?

    • Mockingjays and Archers' Arrows: 'The Hunger Games' Quiz

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      Mockingjays and Archers' Arrows: 'The Hunger Games' Quiz

      Lucky you! You’ve been chosen by the Capitol to represent your District in 'The Hunger Games' Quiz. Are you ready? In the words of Effie Trinket, "Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor!"

    • Who said it: Darth Vader or Obi-Wan Kenobi?

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      Who said it: Darth Vader or Obi-Wan Kenobi?

      Squared off on opposite sides of the Force, it might seem like Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi have nothing in common. One is tall, dark and deadly, and the other's, well, not.

    • Laptop Shopping Showdown -- Show Your Savvy!

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      Laptop Shopping Showdown -- Show Your Savvy!

      Never again fear the endless options of the laptop market. By the time you're done with this quiz, you'll know exactly what to look for in a new laptop.

    • Puppies and Goslings and Lambs, Oh My! The Baby Animals Quiz

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      Puppies and Goslings and Lambs, Oh My! The Baby Animals Quiz

      Are you ready to overdose on adorable animal trivia? And we’re not talking just any adorable animals -- we’re talking about fuzzy-wuzzy baby animals. How much do you know about their names, care, habits and literary counterparts?

    • Tech Talk: RAM Quiz

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      Tech Talk: RAM Quiz

      How much RAM is in your computer? Do you need more? And if you do, how do you know? Take this quiz to learn everything there is to know about RAM, starting with what RAM stands for.

    • Nice move, smarty pants! The Great Smart People/Dumb Things Quiz

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      Nice move, smarty pants! The Great Smart People/Dumb Things Quiz

      Book smarts don't equal street smarts, and public figures that we consider super savvy are just as capable of pulling spectacularly bad moves as the rest of us. Want to test your own smarts? Take our quiz!

    • Are you a ghoul?

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      Are you a ghoul?

      Even if you don’t crave the taste of aged cadaver, it’s better for everyone if you take this test. Score less than an eight on this, and your human status will be confirmed. Score an eight or greater, however, and we’ll know you for a ghoul.

    • 3-D Puzzle Quiz

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      3-D Puzzle Quiz

      A good puzzle is part problem-solving and part magic. In the following quiz, we test your knowledge of some of the world's most mystifying 3-D puzzles. Are you ready to get stumped?

    • What jobs have the best and worst pay?

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      What jobs have the best and worst pay?

      It's pretty clear that a doctor makes more money than a fast-food worker. But does a surgeon bring home more bucks than an anesthesiologist? It can't hurt to find out -- and it might even boost your salary savvy.

    • SD Memory Card Quiz

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      SD Memory Card Quiz

      SD cards can sock away gigabytes of data like nobody's business. They're small and reliable, perfect for digital cameras, smartphones and other portable electronics. Test your knowledge of these flash-memory wonders.

    • Tech Talk: Internet Cookie Quiz

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      Tech Talk: Internet Cookie Quiz

      Right now, your computer has an array of tiny files that are keeping tabs on you. Test your knowledge of Internet cookies, one of the most misunderstood aspects of the Internet.

    • Rock You Like a Hurricane: The Ultimate Wind Tunnel Quiz

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      Rock You Like a Hurricane: The Ultimate Wind Tunnel Quiz

      Without wind tunnels, the course of human history might've been very different. How much do you know about these cool, breezy machines?

    • Quiz: Is your computer secure?

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      Quiz: Is your computer secure?

      Yes, computers can make life easier, but they also can put your private information at risk. Find out how much you know -- or don't know -- about computer security by taking our quiz.

    • Down! Set! Hut! Football Quiz

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      Down! Set! Hut! Football Quiz

      Grab your pigskin because it's time for football trivia. How does the QB make that ball spiral? Wouldn't "handball" make a better name than "football"? Pad up and get on the field ... the football quiz field, that is.

    • The Ultimate Dyneema Quiz

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      The Ultimate Dyneema Quiz

      Dyneema is trademarked as the world's strongest fiber and is used for a wide variety of applications, especially in life-threatening situations. Think you know how strong Dyneema is and how it works? Then take the ultimate Dyneema quiz!

    • The Ultimate Automotive Physics Quiz

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      The Ultimate Automotive Physics Quiz

      Don't be intimidated by this quiz if you don't can't tell a carburetor from an alternator. Take it and learn a little something about what's going on under the hood of your car.

    • Building a Billion: Do you know how to make serious money?

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      Building a Billion: Do you know how to make serious money?

      Some people have a knack for making money. Everything they touch seems to turn to gold, silver or oil. Are you one of them? Could you amass a billion dollars or perhaps a tad smaller amount?

    • Zap Thy Neighbor: A Sci-fi Gadgets Quiz

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      Zap Thy Neighbor: A Sci-fi Gadgets Quiz

      Are you a science fiction fan? Do you know where your towel is? Can you make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs? Strap on your jet pack and grab your ray gun, because it's time to see how much you really know about science fiction gadgets.

    • Britannica Trivia

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      Britannica Trivia

      You're a know-it-all. We are, too. Now all you have to do is prove it to Britannica before the time runs out in this free online trivia game.

    • Raindrops Game

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      Raindrops Game

      Improve your math skills and sharpen your mind with the Raindrops game. Can you solve the math equations in the raindrops before they hit the water? There's only one way to find out.

    • Money Puzzles

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      Money Puzzles

      Thinking about business and money may not always be fun and relaxing, but these puzzles are sure to provide a nice distraction from the stress of your economic woes. How quickly can you piece together these money puzzles?

    • Adventure Puzzles

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      Adventure Puzzles

      Whether you're into extreme sports, wilderness survival or good old-fashioned jet-setting, explore the planet as you make the pieces of these adventure puzzles fall into place.

    • Beautiful Flower Puzzles

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      Beautiful Flower Puzzles

      These brightly colored spring flower puzzles are sure to raise your spirits. Can you solve them faster than we can say chrysanthemum?

    • 3-Point Shootout

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      3-Point Shootout

      3-Point Shootout game is a great way to play arcade-style basketball without stepping away from your desk. How many hoops can you make before the time runs out? Can you get on the leader board?

    • Crossword: Regular

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      Crossword: Regular

      Looking for a relaxing crossword puzzle? Our crossword provides beginners with game play that will surely pique your interest.

    • Baby Animal Puzzles

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      Baby Animal Puzzles

      Who can resist a baby animal -- or a puzzle? Find out how quickly you can piece together these puzzles of puppies, piglets and more seriously cute little guys.

    • Speed Match

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      Speed Match

      Speed Match may help you to think faster and improve your reaction time. All you have to do is remember and compare the symbols flashing on your screen in this fast-paced matching game.

    • Fairway Solitaire

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      Fairway Solitaire

      Are you a big fan of golf and solitaire? Then we have just the game for you. But don’t take our word for it. Swing away at Fairway solitaire.

    • Baseball: Hit 'Em High

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      Baseball: Hit 'Em High

      Ever dream of making it up to the major leagues as a power hitter? Now you can get plenty of practice as you try to knock the ball out of the park in this ultimate batting game!

    • Eggz Classic

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      Eggz Classic

      You've always want to throw some eggs. Here's your chance to do it -- online. You might even make some matches while you're at it.

    • Golf Challenge

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      Golf Challenge

      With a wide selection of clubs, beautiful visuals, and plenty of courses to conquer, Golf Challenge is the only free online golf game you'll ever need!

    • Entertainment Puzzles

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      Entertainment Puzzles

      Is a lightsaber your weapon of choice? Perhaps you prefer to spend your time reaching for the skies by pole vaulting? These entertainment-themed puzzles are a whole new way to spend your leisure time. Try them, puzzle prodigy.

    • Pyramid Solitaire Silver

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      Pyramid Solitaire Silver

      This version of classic solitaire offers an exciting, new experience to those familiar with other renditions of the game. It's also kind of addictive. Don't say we didn't warn you.

    • Color Match

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      Color Match

      Put on your sweatbands and get ready to train your brain! Improve your concentration by matching words and colors in the Color Match game.

    • Jigsaw: Intermediate

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      Jigsaw: Intermediate

      With these free jigsaw puzzle games, you won't have to worry about losing a piece under the dining room table. Feeling speedy and spatially superior?

    • Memory Matrix

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      Memory Matrix

      Quick, take a mental snapshot! Can you recall and reproduce the pattern that you just saw? The Memory Matrix game will put your attention span and intelligence to the test. Exercise your mind and play Memory Matrix!

    • Klondike Solitaire Gold

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      Klondike Solitaire Gold

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