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Flying to Mars

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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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The Magic of Making Marbles
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The Magic of Making Marbles. An expert glassblower shows us how it's done.

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The Marriage of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. It burned brightly and then flamed out quickly.

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The 12 Best So-Bad-They're-Good Episodes of Star Trek. They come from four different series in the adventures of Starfleet.

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The Bizarre Case of New Zealand’s Exploding Pants. This illustrates the danger of new products that aren't thoroughly tested.

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Leather: Grown in a Lab, Without Cows. It's collagen produced by engineered yeast that is essentially the same as tanned animal skin.

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Watch a Rare Video of a Two-Faced Kitten. And learn what might cause a Janus cat to be born that way.

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5 Great Alarm Clocks for Reluctant Wakers. A novel idea could really get your attention first thing in the morning.

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Autumnal Equinox Traditions. How folks say goodbye to summer and hello to fall—at least in the Northern Hemisphere.

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The Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time
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The Story Behind the Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time. It was about a brownie recipe, but it escalated quickly.

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Why Is America Losing Ground in the Contest to Grow the World’s Biggest Pumpkin? The largest of the season have been grown in Europe two out of the last three years.

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Sorry, Not Sorry: When Apologizing Makes Things Worse. Adding an apology to a rejection doesn't make you appear any better.

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Driving in Germany is Much Better than Driving in America. And, considering the size of Germany, there's a lot less of it.

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This Cosplayer Transforms Himself into Real Life Versions of Disney Heroes. Jonathan Stryker is a master at becoming a cartoon.

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How the Star Trek Punch Became the Worst Fight Move on TV. A Star Trek stunt coordinator explains why they continue to use the double-handed punch.

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23 College Secrets Your Professors Will Never Tell You. Unless you ask, which is one thing you should do.

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This Guide Will Help You Choose Your Apples Wisely. There's one for every taste and purpose.

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