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Chris Hadfield

Leaving the ISS

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Commander Chris Hadfield is leaving the ISS today after five months of sending us wonderful videos, photographs, and Tweets. His farewell musical performance is a personalized version of "Space Oddity."
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World War II’s Strangest Battle: When Americans and Germans Fought Together. Several nationalities came together to defend a castle-turned-prison against the SS.
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Why Being a Young Geek Will Make You a Cool Adult. As if anyone reading mental_floss has to be convinced.
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Green Burials are On the Rise in The U.S. This is how you reduce your carbon footprint for eternity.
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Ryan Gosling Won't Eat His Cereal. The new meme spawned on Vine shows that six-second films can be comedy gold.
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie made a video parodying the obsession with his famous fleece jacket. As politician-made comedy videos go, this one is pretty good.
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Fascinating Photos of the Models Who Inspired Famous Artworks. This list contains some amazing likenesses and a couple of artful nudes.
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Would you sing on TV for a free tank of gas? You would if you were as good as this couple who jumped at the offer.
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The ecosystem inside you. The bacteria we all carry around in and on our bodies is important for more than just digestion.
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The 100 Best, Most Interesting Blogs and Websites of 2013.

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The Last Solar Eclipse
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The Last Solar Eclipse. There will come a time when the moon is too far away to produce a solar eclipse.

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Nebraska's Fearless Maid. How Minnie Freeman saved her students during the blizzard of 1888.

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Confessions of a Costume Curator. Historic garments carry the ghosts of the people who once wore them.

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This Infant's Size Confirms a Concern Doctors Have Had for Years: Large babies as well as small babies can be an indication of problems ahead.

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18 Science Fiction Spacesuits, Ranked. They may look cool, but how safe and usable would they be in real life?

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The Haunting Magic of Ghost Buildings. They aren't there anymore, but they've left evidence of their existence on the shared walls of the adjacent buildings.

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Technology Could Make Us Immortal. (But there will be consequences.)

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6 Unexpected Consequences of a Solar Eclipse. Be ready for them.

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Einstein is Proved Right (Again)
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Deep in the Heart of Our Galaxy, Einstein is Proved Right Again. His theory of general relativity holds true even at the black hole near the center of our galaxy.

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"Total Eclipse of the Heart" Was Almost a Meat Loaf Song. It was written for him, but then detoured to Bonnie Tyler.

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The Atomic Bomb That Was Too Big To Use. The largest nuclear bomb ever made, Tsar Bomba, was actually a scaled-down version of the original design.

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6 Weirdly Specific Ideas Movies Have About Normal Bathrooms. You'll be surprised by the many times the same weird thing happens in a bathroom across different fictional worlds.

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What It’s Like to Apartment Hunt With a Boyfriend Who Has No Credit Score. He's a responsible guy, but couldn't prove it on paper.

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The 33 Most Romantic Moments In TV History. Get your hankies out.

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27 Hilariously Nasty Sounding Mushroom Species Names. They would be hurt by them if they had feelings.

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