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Why do birds sunbathe?
This unusual behavior, which varies by bird species, plays two important roles in protecting healthy feathers.

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It’s Monday, and you can probably think of a lot of other places where you’d rather be instead of at work. Put aside the woes and weight of the world for a few minutes and smile your way through this collection of 42 photos of cats yawning.

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This is how I want to die

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Why owls have ‘flat’ faces
Owls stand out from other raptors in many ways, from their night time hunting habits to their stealthy silent flight. But one of the most distinguishing physical characteristics is that their faces seem to be flatter than those of hawks, eagles and other raptors. This is somewhat of an optical illusion on our part. Here’s why.

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News Anchor in my area loses it over a Fat Cat that likes to swim.

(via catp0rn)

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What's up with split infinitives?

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Some people make a big fuss about splitting infinitives, but most experts do not. As long as the meaning of your sentence doesn’t change depending on where you place the adverb, you’re fine.

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TL;DR: Split infinitives are no longer viewed as errors.

But because many…

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Cat-lovers and coffee-connoisseurs unite with the Pawsitively Bemused Mug,  

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Cat-lovers and coffee-connoisseurs unite with the Pawsitively Bemused Mug,  

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A three-month-old Sumatran tiger cub named Bandar reacts after being dunked in the tiger exhibit moat for a swimming test at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. All cubs born at the zoo must take a swim test before being allowed to roam in the exhibit. Bandar passed his test

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Our Space Photo of the Day is glorious.

This thin, glowing streak of a galaxy may look lonely, but it’s got a companion galaxy just beyond the frame.

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The colon is actually a pretty useful punctuation. It’s too bad that most people think it’s only good for making lists (and even then, most people misuse it).

The most important thing to know about colons is that the statement before the colon has to be a complete sentence, i.e., an independent clause.

In that regard, they are very much like semicolons.

However, unlike semicolons, colons do not have to be followed by complete sentences. In that sense, they are “superior” to semicolons. Perhaps that’s why semicolons have the “inferior” prefix “semi-” (half; partly).

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The colon is a versatile punctuation that does a lot more than start a list of items.

Put it to good use in your next post, tweet, or … essay!

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Heroes in a Noun Phrase (Turtle Power)

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) were an integral part of my childhood. I’m not sure if I’ll see the creepy realistic new film, but seeing posters around for it has me humming the opening tune from the 1990s animated series (it’s as awesome as I remember).

One thing I’ve never really…

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Recipe: Herb-Stuffed Tomatoes
Tomatoes come to life with herbs, and baking them together deepens the flavor.

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