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The Dangers of Space Colonies

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9 Reasons Why Colonizing Outer Space Is a Bad Idea (according to pop culture). We've seen so many things go wrong on the screen already.
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32 Inspiring Yearbook Quotes For Graduating Seniors. From other 18-year-olds who needed a fast quote for the yearbook.
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Showrunner Vince Gilligan says the final episodes of Breaking Bad will not leave us hanging like The Sopranos did. He promises the series will end in "as satisfying a manner as we could possibly come up with."
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Why we should all care about libraries. Those in New York may be cut by budget restraints, but it could happen anywhere and everywhere.
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Meet Alex, the Breakdancing Dog! He learned this move on his own, because who could teach it?
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What The Cast Of the History Channel’s Vikings Looks Like In Real Life. Hint: nothing at all like Vikings.
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Watch Willie Nelson try out for the role of Gandalf in the next Hobbit film. Ian McKellan says the 80-year-old musician is too young for the role.
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Yes, money can buy you happiness. A new study confirms what most of us knew, but the wealthy don't want to admit.
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The Many Meanings of May Day. "May" yours be happy and pleasant!

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Volcanic Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice
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Solid Evidence of Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice. Over 100 volcanoes, hidden under ice sheets, could destabilize the continent.

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In 1859, the United States and Britain Almost Went to War Over a Pig. The farmers of San Juan Island called in the troops to determine sovereignty once and for all.

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The Contentious Physics of Wiffle Ball. An engineer explains his experiments to find out why it curves.

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A Fortune Lost at Sea: Ship Sinks with California Gold Rush Treasure. Hundreds died, and the loss of gold caused several banks to fail.

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How Don Hewitt Invented 60 Minutes and Changed Journalism Forever. The show is beginning its 50th year on the air.

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This Ghost Town was Aiming Nuclear Missiles at America from Just 125 Miles Away. Gudym, on the eastern edge of Russia, is now just a shell of its former self.

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How Scientists are Revolutionizing Beer. Small batches of craft beer enable brewers to experiment and innovate.

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Welcome to One of the World's Last Matriarchal Societies. Kihnu, an island off the coast of Estonia, is struggling to preserve its culture.

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Why Denmark is the World's Happiest Country
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5 Reasons Why Danes Are Happier Than the Rest of Us. The surprise is not the reasons themselves, but the fact that they are common among the population.

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Who Would Win in a Competition Between a Science Museum and a Natural History Museum? A game of one-upmanship was played out on Twitter, and readers were the winners.

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What Happens When War Is Outlawed. Fifteen nations did just that in 1928, but it didn't last long.

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My Three Years in Identity Theft Hell. Proving who you are when someone else is, too, becomes a full-time job with no perks.

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Elon Musk Releases an Explosive Mega-Collection of His Greatest Rocket Failures. Still, risking failure is the only path to technological breakthrough.

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Put Away Your Pumpkins, It's Still Summer. Autumn creep is a sign we're becoming divorced from the natural progression of the growing season.

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Early Time Travel? Why Britain Lost 11 Days in 1752.

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