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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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The Battle of New York: An Avengers Oral History
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Marvel

The Battle of New York: An Avengers Oral History. It took a huge team of professionals to pull it off.

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The Mountain Man Who Outran His Captors Barefoot and Naked. John Colter had to think fast to escape Blackfoot country.

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A Program to Guide You to College Success. First-generation college students do much better when they have personal guidance from trained counselors.

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When Don the Talking Dog Took the Nation by Storm. He only knew eight words, but was the hit of the vaudeville circuit.

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A Spring Drive in Nepal. A driver must have nerves of steel to avoid waterfalls cascading over the mountain road.

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The Heart-Racing Drama of Dissecting a Beached Whale. Dr. Joy Reidenberg shares stories from her unique job.

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The Robot-Operated Power Plant of the Future. One is already being built in Japan.

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7 Times People Were Awarded Lifetime Supplies Of Things. That's the way to make a few lifetime fans.

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What Are Mercury's Mysterious Red Spots?
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What Are Mercury's Mysterious Red Spots? Data from the MESSENGER probe proves the tiny planet is more interesting than we ever knew.

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How Antonio Banderas Conquered His Fear of Playing Picasso. The role of his hometown hero was intimidating before now.

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What Kind of Town Elects a Cat as its Mayor? The kind of town Talkeetna, Alaska, is.

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Where the Amish Go on Vacation. A neighborhood in Sarasota, Florida, is the place for an annual respite from normal work.

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8 Serious Hollywood Scenes That Looked Hilarious Before CGI. Don't let a look behind the scenes ruin your suspension of disbelief.

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A Cat Walks Into a Deli ... And the clerk helps him select a choice cut of meat.

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How Charles Dickens Imagined a Westworld-like Robot Theme Park Back In 1838. The Mudfog Association proposed using automatons to provide immersive entertainment.

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The Jewish Psychic Who Tricked Hitler. Erik Jan Hanussen was a master at manipulating gullible people, up to a point.

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