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Einstein's Planet

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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 Real Gold Rush Wealth
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The Man Who Got Rich Off the Gold Rush ... Without the Gold. The folks who really prospered were those who provided goods and services to the prospectors.

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Five Elements and Substances That Turned Out Not to Exist. Science progresses with two steps forward and one step back.

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An American Werewolf in London Is Still the Best Horror Reimagining. A look back at the 1981 thriller.

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NASA's Ambitious Plan To Save Earth From A Supervolcano. And we might produce usable energy as a bonus.

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The Devil’s in the Details of These Dark Miniature Scenes. Artist Frank Kunert makes beautiful dioramas, but they each have something weird going on.

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Why Lottery Winners Make Dangerous Neighbors. It's not because they attract burglars.

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Your City's 'Ghost Signs' Have Stories to Tell. Craig Winslow has a unique method of preserving old painted walls without affecting the building itself.

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Iconic Plague Images Are Often Not What They Seem. What a real plague victim looked like was worse, but not as easily conveyed in a painting.

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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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