If You Find Aliens, Who Do You Call?

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If You Find Aliens, Who Do You Call? Various officials reveal how they pass the buck on such calls.

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Meet the Murderous Viking Princess Who Brought the Faith to Eastern Europe. Game of Thrones could learn a thing or two from Saint Olga.

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Silver Medal Shocker. The story of the notorious U.S.-USSR gold medal basketball game at the 1972 Olympics.

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Star Wars and the Strategic Use of Chasms. No real spaceship or space station will ever have that much elbow room.

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The Story of Hyperchess, a 3D Chess Game Inspired by Star Trek. Max Chappell worked for 20 years to get it right.

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In the 16th century, Dutch Renaissance artist Pieter Bruegel the Elder painted a village scene filled with people doing nonsensical things. Netherlandish Proverbs illustrates over 100 old Dutch proverbs.

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The Slash: The 20-Foot Clearing That Stretches 5525 Miles Across World's Longest Border. You can see it in satellite images

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10 Things Done to Balls to Give Athletes a Competitive Edge. The "deflate-gate" scandal of 2015 was far from the only time it was done.

Sunset Boulevard: The Original Hollywood Exposé

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Sunset Boulevard: The Original Hollywood Exposé. For many viewers, the 1950 film was their first look at the sausage factories that make movies.

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The Metrosexual Knights Who Defended Medieval Korea. Young aristocrats were honored to join the Hwarang Boys Academy.

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The Mysterious Pilostyles is a Plant Within a Plant. It's a rare botanical parasite that has foregone its own photosynthesis, leaves, and roots.

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The Chinese-Born Doctor Who Brought Tofu to America. Dr. Yamei Kin was the first Chinese woman to earn an American medical degree.

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17 Red Flags That First-Time House Hunters Should Watch Out For. Sure, you can change things, but it might cost more than you can afford.

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Watch this Interesting Overview of the Current State of Human Bionics. Technology and imagination are giving us prosthetics that do more than just replace limbs.

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How Norman Conquerors Changed the Holy Roman Empire and the World Forever. They are responsible for many parts of the life you know.

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8 Bizarre Facts About Hieronymous Bosch. You would expect no less from the painter of The Garden of Earthly Delights.

The Fantastic and Troubled History of the Video Phone

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The Fantastic and Troubled History of the Video Phone. The technology was there, but no one could use it until the expense came down.

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The Internet is in Love With Casual Disney Princesses From Wreck-It Ralph 2. An entire film of just their slumber party would be a hit.

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Dude, She’s (Exactly 25 Percent) Out of Your League. Online dating gives us the tools to quantify aspirational dating behavior.

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7 Charts Explain Why America is Becoming Obese. It's a battle that must be fought on several fronts.

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Treating a Heart Attack in a Centaur. Two doctors and an emergency nurse speculate on where to place the defibrillator pads.

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The 100 Most Important Cat Pictures Of All Time. An essential reference gallery.

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Why Scientists are Infiltrating Music Festivals. It's not for research, but to present ideas to the crowds.

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Is It Possible to Overdose on Vitamins? Yes, so you should learn which ones may be dangerous.

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