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The Mission to Mars 3D simulator, the product of a collaboration between the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and Mozilla, allows anyone to become a Mars rover pilot from the comfort (and safety) of their own home.

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The latest work from unconventional webcomic artist Allie Brosh of Hyperbole and a Half warns against the danger of letting children have dinosaur costumes.

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Classic rom-com Love Actually celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, but even diehard fans might be surprised to learn these little-known facts about the movie.

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This is what happens when a bunch of NASA engineers hold a pumpkin-carving contest.

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Star Wars: Episode VII, the franchise reboot helmed by J. J. Abrams, has announced a December 2015 release date—and they’re holding open auditions for two teenage lead roles.

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Cosplayers’ elaborate tributes to their favorite characters are impressive enough at conventions, which attract likeminded fans in droves, but they’re even more so when compared to the settings of their everyday lives at home.

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Even famous, award-winning authors had to keep their day jobs.

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What does a member of Congress do all day, anyway?

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5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa
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5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa This Holiday Season. Your children will never forget the experience.

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Dr. No: The First James Bond Movie. Peruse some trivia behind the film that started it all in 1962.

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We Should Teach Basic Lifesaving Skills to Everyone. Even kids can develop the skills to be a hero when they are needed.

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The Rise and Fall and Rise of South Africa’s Ostrich King. Lithuanian entrepreneur Max Rose raised his own birds to decorate European ladies' hats.

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In 1932, Rabbi Dr. Akiva Posner and His Wife Rachel of Kiel, Germany, Placed Their Hanukkah Menorah in a Window Facing the Nazi Party Headquarters Across the Street. The family still uses that menorah.

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The Doomsday Diet. Cold War bunkers were stocked for survival, not gourmet dining.

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38 Wonderful Words With No English Equivalent. If we could pronounce them, we would adopt them.

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The Groundbreaking Life of the First Black Astronaut
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The Groundbreaking Life of the First Black Astronaut. In 1966, Robert Lawrence, Jr. was selected for a space program you've never heard of.

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A Hubo Humanoid Robot Carried the Olympic Torch in Daejon, South Korea, on Monday. It showed off a bit by cutting a hole through a wall to pass the torch on.

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The Little Blue Pill: An Oral History of Viagra. A trial of the blood pressure medicine sildenafil had a strange side effect that made it world-famous.

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Banner Ladies: The Human Billboards of Yesteryear. Looking back on a peculiar advertising trend of the 1870s.

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The Surprising History of the Kimono. It went from simple body covering to cultural icon during the Edo period.

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Confessions of a Star Wars Nerd. No matter how much of a fan you consider yourself, there is always someone who will out-geek you.

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Incredible Photographs of a Doomed 1914 Antarctic Expedition. Over two years, they lived on a ship, on ice, and on an island before they could leave.

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