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The Science of Aging

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The latest video from AsapSCIENCE on The Science of Aging might send you into a nervous spiral, contemplating your own mortality as your biological clock ticks to a halt, but it might also help you plan ahead.

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This gallery of 15 Legendary Writers At Their Typewriters will make you long for the days before Microsoft Word.

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As “Snowquester 2013” takes the Northeast by storm, Atlantic Cities has compiled a map recording historic instances of Obnoxious Snowstorm Names. Washington, D.C. in particular appears to be heavily invested in coining the most groan-inducing nicknames for their meteorological phenomena.

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Even after you spend a minute staring into this multicolored optical illusion, you won’t believe it.

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Some people are now taking their long-distance relationships to the next level with Skype marriages.

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The owners of these 10 businesses with excellent/awful puns for names are at least savvy marketers, although I suspect that Stubbs Prosthetics and Orthotics, Inc. may just be an unfortunate coincidence.

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Poet E. E. Cummings recites his own poem, “anyone lived in a pretty how town,” with a measured, yet sing-songy rhythm that calls to mind equal parts Laurence Olivier and Dr. Seuss.

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The first trailer for Joss Whedon’s film adaptation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing has finally been released. It’s a jazzy black-and-white number featuring Nathan Fillion, Clark Gregg, and the inside of Joss Whedon’s house.

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Einstein is Proved Right (Again)
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Deep in the Heart of Our Galaxy, Einstein is Proved Right Again. His theory of general relativity holds true even at the black hole near the center of our galaxy.

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"Total Eclipse of the Heart" Was Almost a Meat Loaf Song. It was written for him, but then detoured to Bonnie Tyler.

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The Atomic Bomb That Was Too Big To Use. The largest nuclear bomb ever made, Tsar Bomba, was actually a scaled-down version of the original design.

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6 Weirdly Specific Ideas Movies Have About Normal Bathrooms. You'll be surprised by the many times the same weird thing happens in a bathroom across different fictional worlds.

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What It’s Like to Apartment Hunt With a Boyfriend Who Has No Credit Score. He's a responsible guy, but couldn't prove it on paper.

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The 33 Most Romantic Moments In TV History. Get your hankies out.

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27 Hilariously Nasty Sounding Mushroom Species Names. They would be hurt by them if they had feelings.

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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe
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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe. Encountering something that overwhelms your previous experience can be terrifying or enlightening.

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Dominoes and Fire. See a chain reaction of dominoes—powered by candles, hot air, and burning sparklers.

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Alan Hale Jr. "The Skipper." Meet the man behind the Gilligan's Island character.

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The 9 Most Nightmarish Movies About Nuclear Attacks. None of them are as scary as growing up during the Cold War arms race.

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5 Tips from NASA for Photographing the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21. The secret is preparing ahead of time.

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The Bloody San Antonio Origins of Chili Con Carne. One of the possible origin stories goes back as far as an uprising in 1813.

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The United States of Movies. The most iconic film set in each state, plotted on a colorful map.

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7 Spacecraft NASA Has Landed on Mars. Some future civilization may discover it and call it a robot planet.

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