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Are Space Elevators Possible?

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Up, Up and Away

Are space elevators really possible?

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Capital Laughs

The world of politics received a few much-needed laughs yesterday when Seth Rogen peppered his introduction to a very serious talk with a few lighthearted jokes, and President Obama announced the building of a superhero.

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For Your Reading List

Our friends down the hall at The Week launched something called Speed Reads today. If you want to know what's going on in the world but don't have mountains of available time, bookmark it.

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Driving People Crazy

Here are 10 of the best car pranks of all time.

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Stand and Deliver

Everyone loves a great storyteller. Here’s how you can be one.

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The Tale of Two Normans

Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh has combined Hitchcock’s masterful Psycho and Gus Van Sant’s awful Psycho into one single film. (Via EW)

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Dude…

Bro, yo Bro, you need to peep this app. It’s tight, Bro. It’s totes tight.

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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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