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Mars One

A Warning to Mars Travelers

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Mars One

Note to Self: Don’t Go To Mars

People involved in the Mars One expedition should take note of this simulation created by MIT students. It doesn’t paint a promising picture.

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Movie Roll

Watch a well-traveled basketball creatively take a journey across 24 different movies.

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Graphic Sports

These 40 graphs draw a clear picture of the state of sports in America.

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Fact Checking Terrifying Tales

See if these eight horror myths are truth or fiction

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Catchy Words

What does it say that this iOS Autocomplete Song is catchier and more lyrically interesting than most of the songs on the radio?

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Rise Up For Raises

A Wells Fargo employee writes an email to the company’s CEO asking for a $10,000 raise. That is brave enough, but he also copied 200K fellow employees and requested a raise for them, too.

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Ready to Go

HBO will soon be available even for those cord cutters like myself that don’t have cable.

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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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