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A red panda named Chewbacca has arrived at the Denver Zoo to mate with their female red panda, Daisy. Which is a fine excuse for an album of cute red panda photographs.
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A French church named Chapelle de Bathléem was remodeled in the 1990s. Now its stone gargoyles are recognizable science fiction movie characters!
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The Love Stories of 10 Intellectual Power Couples. Great minds often feed off each other in order to build upon each other.
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The 35 Dumbest Things Ever Said On The Internet. Sure, some are intentional, but you'll start to feel your own brain cells dying as you go along.
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Examining the Implications of the Notorious Word "Bitch." Outside of dog breeding, there's no way to use it without hurting or at least offending someone.
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What if you could attend meetings by Skype and still shake hands as if you were there? Remote-control robot avatars called BEAMING can stand in for you, while you sit around in your pajamas elsewhere.
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Barbados with its sugar plantations was England's first slave colony. A new book details how the hierarchical system developed on the island spread through the southern states and set a course for American history. 
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Watch the first clip of Ashton Kutcher playing Steve Jobs, in which he seems to do all right. What's really notable is how the movie appears to get Steve Wozniak all wrong.  

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Space
Can’t See the Eclipse in Person? Watch NASA’s 360° Live Stream
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Depending on where you live, the historic eclipse on August 21 might not look all that impressive from your vantage point. You may be far away from the path of totality, or stuck with heartbreakingly cloudy weather. Maybe you forgot to get your eclipse glasses before they sold out, or can't get away from your desk in the middle of the day.

But fear not. NASA has you covered. The space agency is live streaming a spectacular 4K-resolution 360° live video of the celestial phenomenon on Facebook. The livestream started at 12 p.m. Eastern Time and includes commentary from NASA experts based in South Carolina. It will run until about 4:15 ET.

You can watch it below, on NASA's Facebook page, or on the Facebook video app.

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Cephalopod Fossil Sketch in Australia Can Be Seen From Space

Australia is home to some of the most singular creatures alive today, but a new piece of outdoor art pays homage to an organism that last inhabited the continent 65 million years ago. As the Townsville Bulletin reports, an etching of a prehistoric ammonite has appeared in a barren field in Queensland.

Ammonites are the ancestors of the cephalopods that currently populate the world’s oceans. They had sharp beaks, dexterous tentacles, and spiraling shells that could grow more than 3 feet in diameter. The inland sea where the ammonites once thrived has since dried up, leaving only fossils as evidence of their existence. The newly plowed dirt mural acts as a larger-than-life reminder of the ancient animals.

To make a drawing big enough to be seen from space, mathematician David Kennedy plotted the image into a path consisting of more than 600 “way points.” Then, using a former War World II airfield as his canvas, the property’s owner Rob Ievers plowed the massive 1230-foot-by-820-foot artwork into the ground with his tractor.

The project was funded by Soil Science Australia, an organization that uses soil art to raise awareness of the importance of farming. The sketch doubles as a paleotourist attraction for the local area, which is home to Australia's "dinosaur trail" of museums and other fossil-related attractions. But to see the craftsmanship in all its glory, visitors will need to find a way to view it from above.

[h/t Townsville Bulletin]

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