From happy Neolithic-era accident to inspiration for student protests to tabletop staple, butter has had quite the ride over the past 10,000 years. A new book tells the story. Lew Rovertson/Getty Images/StockFood hide caption

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'My Favorite Thing Is Monsters' Is A Dazzling, Graphic Novel Tour-De-Force

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An illustration from 1875 depicts the survivors of the frigate Cospatrick, which caught fire off South Africa's Cape of Good Hope in November 1874. Of more than 470 people on board, just three ultimately survived, and they were reduced to cannibalism. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Are Cyborgs In Our Future? 'Homo Deus' Author Thinks So

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In 1852 — three years before Leaves of Grass — Walt Whitman anonymously published a short novel, in six parts, in New York's Sunday Dispatch. FPG/Getty Images hide caption

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Grad Student Discovers A Lost Novel Written By Walt Whitman

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Gary Cooper plays the sheriff in the 1952 film High Noon. Author Glenn Frankel says the film can be viewed as a parable for the Hollywood blacklist era. Associated Press hide caption

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What A Classic '50s Western Can Teach Us About The Hollywood Blacklist

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Art Exhibit Doubles As Used Book Store For Spanish Speakers

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'#Republic' Author Describes How Social Media Hurts Democracy

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In 'Captured,' Democratic Senator Decries Money's Role In Politics

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