Why Countries Are Racing to the Moon Again

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Why Countries Are Racing to the Moon Again. A half-dozen nations are considering a lunar mission in their long-range plans.

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When a City and a Bishop Went to War Over Beer. In 1380, the city of Wrocław didn't want to give up their monopoly on beer profits.

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Cinema’s Greatest Scene: Casablanca and "La Marseillaise." It compels you to weep with patriotism for a country you don't belong to.

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Bill Young is a corporate pilot, but he's also a photographer. The confluence of those two activities led him to a unique hobby: documenting hotel carpets around the world in pictures.

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Chanukah Americana: One Family's Search for the Perfect Menorah. Lori and David Moore didn't really mean to start a collection, but they now have more 150 menorahs, all different.

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Feast Your Eyes on Some of the Year’s Best Wildlife Photography. The British Ecological Society presents rhinos and tigers and bears, oh my!

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10 Delicious Ways to Roast a Chicken. This is comfort food at its best.

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9 Flowcharts to Help You Navigate the Christmas Season. Because you need a laugh to go along with all the festive activities.

Total Recall: How to Master the Art of Memorization

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How to Memorize Like a Champion. Some tips from a four-time winner of the USA Memory Championship.

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Time-Restricted Eaters Lose Weight Even Without Changing Their Diet. A later breakfast and earlier supper seems to work, if you can stick with it.

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When Thousands Struck Back Against the USSR … by Singing. The Soviets controlled a 1985 Latvian song and dance festival, but the seeds of revolution were sown with a folk song.

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How Cauliflower Took Over Your Pizza, Your Kitchen, and the World. It's a vegetable that can stand in for almost any other food.

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The Secret Rooftop Farms You Can Visit Above Parisian Department Stores. Take a tour of an organic farm even the store employees below didn't know about.

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American Weirdness: Observations From an Expat. A lot can change at home when an American lives in Paris for ten years.

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There's a Cat Butt in the Captain Marvel Poster. It's no accident; he's an important character in the comic books.

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11 Things You Might Not Know About The Monkees. The music group made for TV became a real band.

Drinking Gold Was a Grisly Anti-Aging Trend of 16th-Century France

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Drinking Gold Was a Grisly Anti-Aging Trend of 16th-Century France. It worked, as the alternative to aging is early death.

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The Finalists have Been Selected for the 2018 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. The winners will be announced November 15 at the awards ceremony.

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Carl Sagan's Problems With Plato. Sagan thought observable facts should shape philosophy; Plato, not so much.

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The Hidden Limits of the All-You-Can-Eat Buffet. Every buffet restaurant has a story about people who eat more than should be humanly possible, but dealing with them is a delicate balance of economics and reputation.

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You Have Teamwork and Courage and Magic in Your Blood. Blair Braverman's puppies helped to clean up fallen branches in the yard, so she told them a bedtime story about their heroic grandfather.

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11 Horrible Jokes Restaurant Servers Have Heard a Million Times. And more importantly, what they really think when they hear them.

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Science Fair is Full of Cocky Girl Geniuses—and It's Glorious. The new documentary is about smart, ambitious science students, and the girls steal the show.

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What’s the Difference Between a Pirate and a Buccaneer? The terms were not originally interchangeable.

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