The 25 finalists in the Darpa Robotics Challenge will compete against each other during "the biggest collection of robots in one place that's ever happened." The winning team of roboticists will win $2 million and, presumably, preferential treatment when their creation achieves sentience and destroys all of its competition once and for all.

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With a finite number of flavor compounds detectable by the average human's taste buds, all foods will naturally have certain taste similarities to other foods. Some are easy to pair up, like cocoa and coffee, but other foods have more surprising flavor-twins than you might expect.

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Spotify isn't just the place to stream an extensive library of songs; it's also got a pretty impressive library of the literary variety, featuring out-loud versions of T.S. Eliot's poetry, Virginia Woolf's prose, and other free alternatives to books on tape.

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An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts floated back down to Earth from the International Space Station in the most picturesque fashion imaginable.

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A father and son have teamed up to make 50 states' worth of food puns, from Swissconsin to Pretzelvania, and every single one so far is gold.

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The United States of America is only as old as four of its Presidents' lives back to back.

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24 quadrillion miles is an unfathomable distance—so, here's an image of what space looks like that far away from us!

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Now that you’ve successfully survived the most recent Friday the 13th, read up on why a simple date scares so many people, and be prepared for the next time one (inevitably) comes around.