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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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How Intelligent is the Alien Xenomorph?
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Robert Penn, Twentieth Century Fox

Just How Intelligent is the Alien Xenomorph? For a slimy, 8-foot insect, it had some canny strategies.

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Sharknado 6 Will Have Nazis and Noah's Ark, Which Seems Weirdly Predictable. Godwin's law should have come into effect long before the sixth film.

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Your Cortex Contains 17 Billion Computers. Our brains are much more complex than we've been told, and we have charts to explain them.

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Is This The Most Crowded Island In The World? A visit to Ilet a Brouee, a micro-sample of Haiti's unnatural history.

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Hilarious Guide To Dog Breeds That Will Help You Choose Your Next Dog. Comic artist Grace Gogarty captures the canine personalities you won't understand from mere pictures.

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Finding a Lost Strain of Rice, and Clues to Slave Cooking. Thought to be gone forever, a chef stumbled across a surviving crop of hill rice in Trinidad.

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29 Secrets Competitive Figure Skaters Will Never Tell You. But we found out anyway.

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This is What the Flu Does to Your Body. You feel like you've been hijacked, because that's exactly what's happening.

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How A Wrinkle in Time Inspired Female Scientists
Atsushi Nishijima, Disney Enterprises, Inc.
Atsushi Nishijima, Disney Enterprises, Inc.

True Stories of How A Wrinkle in Time Inspired Female Scientists. The right book at the right time can change the world.

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How a Pile of Unpaid Bills Led to Washington, D.C. The new city was to be a haven from angry creditors.

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At the NBA All-Star Game, Fergie Performed "The Star Spangled Banner" as a Sultry Torch Song. The response was not so much outrage as it was laughter.

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Hawai‘i’s Last Outlaw Hippies. They've been squatting in the Kalalau Valley for 50 years, but that's coming to an end.

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The Insect That Painted Europe Red. When Conquistadors brought cochineal insects back from the Aztec empire, the color they produced made Spanish dyers rich.

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A New Model Predicts That the 'Ideal' Mammal Is 2.5 Times Bigger Than an Elephant. That model assumes adequate resources from an abundant Earth.

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New York’s Oldest Dim Sum Restaurant and the Secrets of Chinatown. Take a tour of Doyers Street, also known as Bloody Angle.

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15 of History's Greatest Mad Scientists. How being downright insane can lead to thinking outside the box.

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