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Star Trek for Dummies

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Star Trek for Dummies. Take the short course to be ready for Star Trek: Into Darkness opening at IMAX theaters today and nationwide Thursday.
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This is the story of Boston Police Officer Richard Donohue. He almost died after the firefight with the Tsarnaevs and is still in the ICU.  
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Kali The Polar Bear Cub is preparing to fly to his new home at the Buffalo Zoo. He'll join 6-month-old female cub Luna as his new sibling and playmate.
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Andy Samburg's new TV show is a cop comedy called Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Watch the trailer and see if it tickles your funny bone.
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The Mangarahara cichlid is extinct in the wild, and there are only three of these fish in zoos. They are all male, so conservationists are reaching out to aquarium owners for help.
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The Bridesmaids revolution that never happened. It turns out that Hollywood is more male-dominated than five years ago.
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10 Faked Historical Miracles. You can't fool all of the people all of the time.
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If you're graduating, going off to school, or just doing something different, you might need to start packing. Here are 32 Moving Tips That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier.
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How an Australian hospital is bringing clinically dead people back to life. With two medical innovations, patients have returned after up to an hour without a heartbeat.
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The Best of the Bayeux Tapestry. Historical medieval imagery illustrating modern jokes just might give you a smile.

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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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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe
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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe. Encountering something that overwhelms your previous experience can be terrifying or enlightening.

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Dominoes and Fire. See a chain reaction of dominoes—powered by candles, hot air, and burning sparklers.

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Alan Hale Jr. "The Skipper." Meet the man behind the Gilligan's Island character.

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The 9 Most Nightmarish Movies About Nuclear Attacks. None of them are as scary as growing up during the Cold War arms race.

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5 Tips from NASA for Photographing the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21. The secret is preparing ahead of time.

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The Bloody San Antonio Origins of Chili Con Carne. One of the possible origin stories goes back as far as an uprising in 1813.

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The United States of Movies. The most iconic film set in each state, plotted on a colorful map.

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7 Spacecraft NASA Has Landed on Mars. Some future civilization may discover it and call it a robot planet.

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