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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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The Many Deaths of the Joker
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The Many Deaths of The Joker. The villain is killed off time and time again, but he's too good to get rid of permanently.

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The Magazine That Started a Feminist Movement in Japan. Seitō was groundbreaking literature in 1911.

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Is Beaming Down in Star Trek a Death Sentence? We don't know whether the reassembled atoms at the other end are the real you.

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The True Story Behind Billie Jean King’s Victorious “Battle of the Sexes.” It was just one chapter in her campaign to elevate women in tennis.

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The Ultimate, Indisputable Ranking of Planets in the Solar System, with a justification for each. Earth needs some help to regain its formerly stellar reputation.

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The Delicate Art of the Amusement Park Caricature. The artist must negotiate the body image issues of strangers every day.

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America's Flood Epidemic. Houston has seen three "500-year floods" in just the last three years.

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11 Strange Battlefields Where the Cold War Was Fought. There was no competition too inconsequential for the U.S. And the Soviet Union.

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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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