Tracking Voyager for 40 Years

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NASA/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The Loyal Engineers Steering NASA’s Voyager Probes Across the Universe. Some of them have been on the project for more than 40 years.
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How Urban Planners Want to Reduce Traffic Without Building Highways. It involves an incentive for people to take mass transit during rush hours.
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An Argument for Why America Needs More Processed Food. Some scientists believe that what you're eating matters more than what's been done to it.
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10 Things You Learn When You Go Backpacking In A Wheelchair. Amy Oulton's trip through Asia required flexibility and trust.
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How America Fell Into—and Out of—Love With Mock Turtle Soup. The ingredients make it seem much tastier than turtle.
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From Boy Geniuses to Mad Scientists: How Americans Got So Weird About Science. Parents can get pretty excited about their children making the world a better place.
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Want to be happier? Live in a small house.
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Competitive Gravedigging Is a Real Thing in Europe. Precision and esthetics count, in addition to speed.

Total Recall: How to Master the Art of Memorization

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How to Memorize Like a Champion. Some tips from a four-time winner of the USA Memory Championship.

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Time-Restricted Eaters Lose Weight Even Without Changing Their Diet. A later breakfast and earlier supper seems to work, if you can stick with it.

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When Thousands Struck Back Against the USSR … by Singing. The Soviets controlled a 1985 Latvian song and dance festival, but the seeds of revolution were sown with a folk song.

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How Cauliflower Took Over Your Pizza, Your Kitchen, and the World. It's a vegetable that can stand in for almost any other food.

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The Secret Rooftop Farms You Can Visit Above Parisian Department Stores. Take a tour of an organic farm even the store employees below didn't know about.

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American Weirdness: Observations From an Expat. A lot can change at home when an American lives in Paris for ten years.

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There's a Cat Butt in the Captain Marvel Poster. It's no accident; he's an important character in the comic books.

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11 Things You Might Not Know About The Monkees. The music group made for TV became a real band.

Drinking Gold Was a Grisly Anti-Aging Trend of 16th-Century France

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Drinking Gold Was a Grisly Anti-Aging Trend of 16th-Century France. It worked, as the alternative to aging is early death.

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The Finalists have Been Selected for the 2018 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. The winners will be announced November 15 at the awards ceremony.

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Carl Sagan's Problems With Plato. Sagan thought observable facts should shape philosophy; Plato, not so much.

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The Hidden Limits of the All-You-Can-Eat Buffet. Every buffet restaurant has a story about people who eat more than should be humanly possible, but dealing with them is a delicate balance of economics and reputation.

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You Have Teamwork and Courage and Magic in Your Blood. Blair Braverman's puppies helped to clean up fallen branches in the yard, so she told them a bedtime story about their heroic grandfather.

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11 Horrible Jokes Restaurant Servers Have Heard a Million Times. And more importantly, what they really think when they hear them.

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Science Fair is Full of Cocky Girl Geniuses—and It's Glorious. The new documentary is about smart, ambitious science students, and the girls steal the show.

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What’s the Difference Between a Pirate and a Buccaneer? The terms were not originally interchangeable.

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