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The Voyage of Voyager 1

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Thirty-five years after its launch, Voyager 1 is moving out of the solar system, and still transmitting data using technology from 1977. They just don't build things the way they used to.
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What Would Life Be Like In A World Without The Internet? Slower, friendlier, more personal …but it wouldn't automatically make you a better person.
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A rare Angolan colobus monkey was born at the Brookfield Zoo near Chicago. See pictures of this strange and adorable infant, and its even stranger-looking mother.
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Lululemon recalled a batch of yoga pants because you can see through them. Yoga instructors are confused, as yoga pants have always been see-through.
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Do We Need to Identify With a Protagonist to Enjoy a Novel? Maybe, but we don't have to like them.  
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29 Awesome Ways To Tell Everyone You're Pregnant. These announcements give a smile even to people who don't know the parents.  
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Fascinating Photos of Great Musicians’ Earliest Musical Endeavors. They look so young, because they were!
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See a view of Manhattan that you're not likely to ever see in real life. Photographer Patrick Cashin documented the construction of new tunnels dug for the East Side Access project, deep below the city streets.

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The History of Monopoly
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Elizabeth Magie and the History of the Board Game Monopoly. What it became was a far cry from her original intention.

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How North American Bison Ended Up in the Swiss Alps. Several Alpine herds are all descended from one farmer's crazy idea.

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South Georgia Island Is Officially Free of Its Bird-Killing Rodents. The invasive species wrecked the balance of nature for 250 years.

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Listen to These Auditory Illusions When You’re Bored With Laurel and Yanny. Learn about five ways your brain affects what you hear.

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Everybody Once Thought Stegosauruses Could Actually Fly. Early fossil finds led one paleontologist into wild speculation about the dinosaur.

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The Truth About the First Academy Awards and the Dog Rin Tin Tin. He was a good boy, but not an Oscar winner.

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Las Vegas is everything right—and wrong—with sports right now. Stadiums built with tax money rarely benefit the taxpayers.

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15 Life Hacks to Make Doing the Dishes a Breeze. Make them a habit to save yourself time and trouble.

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Queen Will, Queen Will Rock You in the Bohemian Rhapsody Trailer
Alex Bailey, 20th Century Fox
Alex Bailey, 20th Century Fox

Queen Will, Queen Will Rock You in the Bohemian Rhapsody Trailer. Starring Rami Malik as Freddie Mercury, the film covers the rise of Queen from 1970 to 1985.

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These Photos Show How Much Public Transportation Has Changed In America. Imagine traveling on a turnpike in a horse and buggy.

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The Jaguar Is Made for the Age of Humans. An encounter in the wilderness of Peru’s Candamo Valley highlights the uniqueness of the Western Hemisphere's biggest cat. 

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The Truth Behind Jeff Goldblum’s Iconic Jurassic Park Shirtless Scene Finally Emerges. It wasn't in the original script.

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A New Study Brings Us Closer to Understanding if Jupiter's Moon Europa Could Host Alien Life. Data from the Galileo mission two decades ago indicates water on the surface.

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How to Make Perfect Fried Rice. Although it is "perfect," commenters suggest variations for different tastes anyway.

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I Love Department Stores. They make shopping a unique and pleasant experience.

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12 Habits That Are Costing You Money. Changing the little things can add up over time.

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