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Bill Nye Emails the White House

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BuzzFeed obtained Bill Nye’s emails with the White House through a FOIA request. And now you can know what the Science Guy calls the Commander in Chief.

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Why does "red old house" sound so funny if it means the same thing as "old red house"? Slate looks at the rules of adjective ordering.

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Here's an 1873 Japanese book of drawings of famous Western inventors and scholars. So you can see James Watt, developer of the steam engine, argue with his impatient aunt. In Japanese.

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Would you eat spicy, hot pepper gummies? What if they were made with real chillies?

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You can't get any cell phone reception in this Vancouver coffee shop, on purpose.

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New Jersey bears are becoming bipedal. Because bears weren't scary enough already.

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It's 11am on a Tuesday, and your coworker pulls out his phone. Checking email ... or sending racy messages? Apparently Tuesday mornings are prime sexting time.

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How Water Could Power Long-Distance Space Travel
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How Water Could Power Long-Distance Space Travel. It's a matter of separating the hydrogen from the oxygen.

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The First Murder Solved by a Fingerprint. La Plata, Argentina, had just set up their new fingerprint department.

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How an Army of Suffragettes Helped Save America From Starvation. The Woman's Land Army sent young women to faraway farms to bring in the crops.

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Full Color 3D X-Rays Are Here. They sound too cool to be real, but seeing one can also give you the creeps.

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19 Unwritten Rules That Everyone Seems To Follow. There are some things that everyone just does, even though they've never been told to, and they certainly have never been told why.

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On The Far Side. You loved the comic, but how much do you know about its creator, Gary Larson?

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How to Make the Perfect Glass of Iced Tea. However, this cold brew method is not compatible with the supersaturated Southern version.

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12 Secrets of Film Editors. We couldn't enjoy a movie without them.

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A Lemon Rolled for a Quarter Mile Down a Street
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A Lemon Rolled for a Quarter Mile Down a Street. And since the evidence is on video, many, many unproductive hours have been spent watching it.

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A Man Grew the World's Longest Fingernails Out of Spite. After 66 years, Shridhar Chillal finally got his 30 feet of nails cut.

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NASA-Designed Heat Shields Could Save Firefighters' Lives. Teams are carrying 40 prototypes as they battle wildfires in the American West.

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The Most Important Video Game on the Planet. Fortnite is so popular that its culture is spilling out into the real world.

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The Futuristic Skyscrapers of 1923 Were Supposed to Solve Traffic Problems. Like many people, those architects assumed we would soon have flying cars.

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Want to Become an Astronaut? There's an app for that.

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10 Nutty Proposals to Save the Planet. Some could eventually lead to plausible ideas.

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