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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How Jupiter May Have Gifted Early Earth With Water
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How Jupiter May Have Gifted Early Earth With Water. Young gas giants throw debris toward inward planets, including hydrogen-rich materials.

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Brazil's Geography Problem. It's a big country with lots of people, so why isn't it a world power?

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The Science of Hearing. Our ability to detect and interpret sounds is due to an amazing and complicated biological system.

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Lucasfilm Might be Putting Future Star Wars Spinoffs on Hold. Solo's disappointing box office was a surprise glitch in the moneymaking machine.

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Why Women Say Nothing Is Wrong When Something Is Clearly Wrong. She has plenty of reasons not to share it with you right now.

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How to Decorate Like a Viking. Archaeologists have built a palette of the paint colors used on Viking homes and buildings.

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The Breastfeeding Zealots of the Neonatal Ward. Maternal lactation is pushed to the point of shaming mothers with hungry babies.

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9 Amazing Tiki Bars. A visit will cool you off even on the hottest day.

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Sneaky Ways Restaurants Are Hacking Your Brain
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Sneaky Ways Restaurants Are Hacking Your Brain. Check out 25 subtle tricks that make you spend more.

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Here’s How You Can Help Fight Family Separation at the Border. A list of resources and organizations that need your skills, time, or money.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Summer Solstice. While the days will only get shorter from here, temperatures will still go up.

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The Forgotten Chefs Who Made Chili Con Carne a Tex-Mex Standard. Women running their own businesses gave us an entirely new cuisine.

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You Would Never Expect Killer Whales to Appear Here. Arctic Ocean prey that once fed polar bears is fair game for orcas.

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Brooklyn's Defunct Domino Sugar Plant Opens as Domino Park. Pictures show how an old factory can become a community park and still retain its history.

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First Impressions. Tom Comitta took the first sentence from 268 New Yorker short stories, sorted them, and combined them into one surprisingly cohesive tale.

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The Original Locations of 15 Famous Chain Stores. There might be one near you!

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