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How Would We Pay Interstellar Workers?

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How Would We Pay Interstellar Workers? A contract signed by an interstellar worker today may not be worth much when they return in 20 years.

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The Neapolitan "Kindergarten Ship." For 15 years in the early 20th century, poverty-stricken Italian boys as young as six could better themselves by going to sea on the ship Caracciolo

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Here's Why You Might Need to See a Psychodermatologist. We are learning more about the link between our minds and our skin.

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How Terminator 2: Judgment Day Changed the Blockbuster Game. Making a sequel when the main characters had already died was a fairly new concept.

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My Hero Grandmother Who Escaped An Arranged Marriage. She sailed to America by herself at age 13.

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It Wasn't Always Easy to Determine Whether a Person Was Dead. A case from 1702 chronicles how doctors tried to revive a man with procedures that were tantamount to torture. (via Strange Company)

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8 Amazing Lobster Rolls from Across the East Coast. This list is liable to leave you hungry.

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What Would Happen if Everyone Jumped at Once? Could 7 billion people affect the earth underneath us?

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Great Stephen King Stories
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16 Great Stephen King Stories to Read This Fall. In case you want to scare yourself silly alone in the dark.

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Cowabunga! Strange Cow Stories. Bossy has gotten herself into some weird places.

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How Two Lesbians Fought the Nazis With a Typewriter. Lucy Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe kept up a propaganda war from their home in the Channel Islands.

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Can You Survive on Potatoes Alone? Maybe, but there are drawbacks to potatoes as a life-sustaining food.

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Why Back-to-School Season Feels Like the New Year—Even for Adults. The majority of people spend more than half their lives tied to the school calendar.

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A Visual History of Lunchboxes. Come for the nostalgia, stay for the trivia.

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An Austrian Ossuary Holds Hundreds of Elaborately Hand-Painted Skulls. The custom is a combination of memento mori and identification.

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A Brief History of United States Currency. Until the Civil War, money was printed privately by banks.

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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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