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National Nuclear Security Administration via Wikimedia Commons // Public Domain
National Nuclear Security Administration via Wikimedia Commons // Public Domain

Witnessing an Atomic Explosion

National Nuclear Security Administration via Wikimedia Commons // Public Domain
National Nuclear Security Administration via Wikimedia Commons // Public Domain

What It's Like to Actually See an Atomic Explosion. Richard Feynman and Ralph Carlisle Smith opted out of wearing protective glasses when they watched a detonation.
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Sitting in a tin can: 12 songs sung by orbiting astronauts. With astronaut stories and (mostly) original artist videos.
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Doctor Who fans are already creating fanart of Bill, the newest companion. Actress Pearl Mackie will slip into the role in 2017.
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Nature Goes to War. The origins of biological warfare, which goes back further than you thought.
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David Spade Hates Coachella. That’s why he’s doing the intake interviews. NSFW language.
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Millennials are now America's largest living generation. And they are projected to stay on top for a long time to come.   
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The Top Secret Military Base Hidden in Chernobyl's Irradiated Forest. Thirty years later, see pictures of the suddenly-abandoned and now-crumbling Duga-3.
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11 Lesser-Known Names for Baby Animals. What could be cuter than a platypus puggle?

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Robert Penn, Twentieth Century Fox
How Intelligent is the Alien Xenomorph?
Robert Penn, Twentieth Century Fox
Robert Penn, Twentieth Century Fox

Just How Intelligent is the Alien Xenomorph? For a slimy, 8-foot insect, it had some canny strategies.

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Sharknado 6 Will Have Nazis and Noah's Ark, Which Seems Weirdly Predictable. Godwin's law should have come into effect long before the sixth film.

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Your Cortex Contains 17 Billion Computers. Our brains are much more complex than we've been told, and we have charts to explain them.

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Is This The Most Crowded Island In The World? A visit to Ilet a Brouee, a micro-sample of Haiti's unnatural history.

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Hilarious Guide To Dog Breeds That Will Help You Choose Your Next Dog. Comic artist Grace Gogarty captures the canine personalities you won't understand from mere pictures.

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Finding a Lost Strain of Rice, and Clues to Slave Cooking. Thought to be gone forever, a chef stumbled across a surviving crop of hill rice in Trinidad.

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29 Secrets Competitive Figure Skaters Will Never Tell You. But we found out anyway.

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This is What the Flu Does to Your Body. You feel like you've been hijacked, because that's exactly what's happening.

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Atsushi Nishijima, Disney Enterprises, Inc.
How A Wrinkle in Time Inspired Female Scientists
Atsushi Nishijima, Disney Enterprises, Inc.
Atsushi Nishijima, Disney Enterprises, Inc.

True Stories of How A Wrinkle in Time Inspired Female Scientists. The right book at the right time can change the world.

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How a Pile of Unpaid Bills Led to Washington, D.C. The new city was to be a haven from angry creditors.

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At the NBA All-Star Game, Fergie Performed "The Star Spangled Banner" as a Sultry Torch Song. The response was not so much outrage as it was laughter.

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Hawai‘i’s Last Outlaw Hippies. They've been squatting in the Kalalau Valley for 50 years, but that's coming to an end.

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The Insect That Painted Europe Red. When Conquistadors brought cochineal insects back from the Aztec empire, the color they produced made Spanish dyers rich.

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A New Model Predicts That the 'Ideal' Mammal Is 2.5 Times Bigger Than an Elephant. That model assumes adequate resources from an abundant Earth.

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New York’s Oldest Dim Sum Restaurant and the Secrets of Chinatown. Take a tour of Doyers Street, also known as Bloody Angle.

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15 of History's Greatest Mad Scientists. How being downright insane can lead to thinking outside the box.

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