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Harvard astronomer David Latham investigated "relativistic beaming" to discover that Kepler-76b, a.k.a. "Einstein's Planet," may very well exist

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You buy their albums. You attend their live shows. You tweet with hyperbole in their favor. Now find out the 10 things that annoy you the most about the gods of rock.

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Can someone please explain to me what the heck is happening in Turkey?

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It's better to know ahead of time the big mistakes you're likely to make this summer—not using sun block, listen to your friend's awful music on a road trip, belly flop into a pool and 22 other unavoidable idiocies

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There was a bear on the loose in Danbury, Connecticut, and the town mayor was live-tweeting the authorities' attempt to apprehend it. Busy guy, that mayor.

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Retrospective: 1936's cult classic The Terror of Tiny Town, a feature-length western starring little people. 

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Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin met with Steven Seagal, who could very well become Russia's weapons czar?

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President James K. Polk had a tattoo of a Chinese symbol that supposedly translated to mean "eager." Wanna know what body art Teddy Roosevelt had emblazoned on his chest?

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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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