Weekend Links: Animals in Outer Space

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Iran’s space program is planning to send a cat into space, but the Persian pet certainly won’t be the first to make such a trip: rabbits, frogs, and guinea pigs are just a few animals that have set a precedent for non-human astronauts. (Meanwhile, China is planning to launch its first space station.)

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A truly impressive collection—of guitars, cassette tapes, padlocks, whatever—is more than the sum of its parts, as this photo series proves.

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The mother on How I Met Your Mother has finally appeared, and she’s certainly a step up from Ted Mosby’s ex-girlfriends.

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At the close of this year's Banned Books Week, here are some suggestions for the kinds of books that should be banned instead.

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Kurt Cobain’s childhood home in Aberdeen, Washington is on the market, complete with the late Nirvana frontman’s mattress and the names of Led Zeppelin and Iron Maiden etched into the walls of his teenage bedroom.

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There's no shame in baking a cake that’s all for you. With recipes for lime coconut, chocolate orange, apple cinnamon cakes, and more, there's a microwave mug cake for everyone. If pancakes are more your style, there’s help for you, too.

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Sorry you didn't win a MacArthur "genius grant" this year. Photographer Carrie Mae Weems did, though, for producing work that “investigates family relationships, gender roles, the histories of racism, sexism, class, and various political systems.”

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You probably didn’t make the 2013 International Best-Dressed List either, but that’s okay.

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September 29, 2013 - 10:00am
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