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Weekend Links: Surviving in Outer Space

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Neil deGrasse-Tyson has the scoop on how long a human being would last on each planet in our solar system. Don't get too excited about that Martian vacation home.

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Which weighs more, a pound of feathers or a pound of lead? Ah, not so fast: there might be a little more nuance to the question.

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In the wake of this year's U.S. — Africa Leaders Summit, there's still a lot the average reader has to learn about the continent, particularly about its geography.

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There's a whole lot of new slang that's now fair game in Scrabble.

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You can't turn back time, but you sure can convincingly recreate a beloved childhood photo as a grown-up — although that Batman costume might not fit quite the same way anymore.

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There are still at least 10 major mysteries about dinosaurs that leave even the experts scratching their heads.

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Passengers awaiting their flights in Prague's Václav Havel Airport lounge must have first groaned, then been pleasantly surprised when the man who sat down at the public piano put his own unique, and supremely skilled, spin on Beethoven's "Für Elise."

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Sunday night will be prime time for skygazers. Don't miss out.

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Scientists Are Pushing For a Ban on Killer Robots
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A Growing Movement of Scientists is Pushing for a Ban on Killer Robots. Separating human judgment from war is a recipe for disaster.

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17 Homes You’ve Seen On TV And What They Look Like Off-Screen. Not shown: the tourists who stop and take pictures.

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The Curious Case of the Law of the Tongue. When orcas help you hunt whales, it's only right to share the meat with them.

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The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans. A return to rare and exotic bean varieties has made the humble legume cool.

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Why Restaurants Became So Loud—And How to Fight Back. An ambience designed for "buzz" and "energy" can damage your hearing.

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Should America Go Cash-Free? Digital money is convenient, but total reliance on banks comes with costs.

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10 Out-of-This-World Facts About Plan 9 From Outer Space. What made it a bad movie also made it a lot of fun.

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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel
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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel. Action Comics #1000 celebrates the anniversary by reminding us of what the superhero is all about.

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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food. Outstanding dishes at an event in North Carolina ranged from the sublime to the disgusting.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment. Muzafer Sherif manipulated boys at summer camp to hate each other in the 1950s, but they only learned the truth as elderly men.

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Ten Superstitions of Writers and Artists. They must have worked, since all these people became famous.

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On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters. The hobby never completely goes out of style.

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