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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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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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