How NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Will Touch the Sun

Bill Ingalls, NASA via Getty Images
Bill Ingalls, NASA via Getty Images

How NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Will Touch the Sun. The spacecraft is designed to withstand 2500-degree Fahrenheit temperatures.

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In the 1960s, the U.S. Government Set Off a Pair of Nukes Under Mississippi. The first underground tests were a strange experience for those living above it.

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Inside the Lab Where Spiders Put on Face Paint and Fake Eyelashes (and Termites Wear Capes). For some species, looks can mean the difference between becoming a daddy and becoming dinner.

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Pizza Delivery Man Plays Beethoven for Customers. Let's hope he got a generous tip.

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For Sale: Your Under the Tuscan Sun Fixer-Upper Awaits. A look inside the ruins of an abandoned Italian villa you could purchase.

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What If English Were Phonetically Consistent? Aaron Alon gradually applies consistent pronunciation to vowels until it doesn't sound like English at all.

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The 60 Greatest Capes in Movie History. In no way limited to superheroes, they have graced the shoulders of cinemas's most amazing characters.

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14 Antique Roller Coasters You Can Still Ride. Some are over 100 years old!

The Forgotten History of Captain Marvel

Alberto E. Rodriguez, Getty Images for Disney
Alberto E. Rodriguez, Getty Images for Disney

The Forgotten History of Captain Marvel. The character's story is interesting, but the story behind the comics is even more so.

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Which Life Form Really Dominates Earth? From a biological point of view, it's not humans.

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How Golf Freed an Innocent Man from Prison. Golf Digest published an article about Dixon in 2012, and the publicity led to the dominos of Dixon's murder case falling, one by one, over the next six years.

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Mr. Rogers vs. the Superheroes. Few things made him angrier than adults who would mislead young children.

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The Three Major Cartels Behind the Downfall of Africa’s Elephants. Conservationists are using science to battle them from all angles.

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Nikola Tesla Built a Giant Tower to Send Wireless Electricity Around the World. What could possibly go wrong with such a brilliant idea?

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Bob Iger Confirms a Star Wars Movie Slowdown. Disney has learned something from the lukewarm response to Solo.

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11 Well-Paying Careers You Haven't Thought Of. Actuaries make lots of money, but few people grow up wanting to be one.

Total Recall: How to Master the Art of Memorization

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How to Memorize Like a Champion. Some tips from a four-time winner of the USA Memory Championship.

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Time-Restricted Eaters Lose Weight Even Without Changing Their Diet. A later breakfast and earlier supper seems to work, if you can stick with it.

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When Thousands Struck Back Against the USSR … by Singing. The Soviets controlled a 1985 Latvian song and dance festival, but the seeds of revolution were sown with a folk song.

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How Cauliflower Took Over Your Pizza, Your Kitchen, and the World. It's a vegetable that can stand in for almost any other food.

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The Secret Rooftop Farms You Can Visit Above Parisian Department Stores. Take a tour of an organic farm even the store employees below didn't know about.

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American Weirdness: Observations From an Expat. A lot can change at home when an American lives in Paris for ten years.

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There's a Cat Butt in the Captain Marvel Poster. It's no accident; he's an important character in the comic books.

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11 Things You Might Not Know About The Monkees. The music group made for TV became a real band.

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