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Hollywood, Astronomy, and the Alien Question. Both science and fiction view possible alien encounters through a lens of politics and global mood.  
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Rio’s Olympic Village Is Apparently One Big Hot Mess. Well, they’ve got a few days to work out the bugs.  
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10 Things Doctors Have Reconsidered This Century. When new facts come in, we benefit from open minds.
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9 Simple Ways To Reduce Waste In Your Home. Not only does every little bit help, but we’re helping to make it cool to be green.
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The Best Haunted Mansion Fan Art. This will bring back memories of your last Disney World vacation.
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Leslie Jones has the perfect metaphor to explain Twitter abuse. It took a celebrity to get the social network to pay attention to hateful trolls.   
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The outrageous rip-off of taxpayer-funded stadiums. You’d think a profitable team could pay for their own home.
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The Coldest Places on Earth. Reading about them may help you cool off a bit.

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How Water Could Power Long-Distance Space Travel
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How Water Could Power Long-Distance Space Travel. It's a matter of separating the hydrogen from the oxygen.

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The First Murder Solved by a Fingerprint. La Plata, Argentina, had just set up their new fingerprint department.

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How an Army of Suffragettes Helped Save America From Starvation. The Woman's Land Army sent young women to faraway farms to bring in the crops.

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Full Color 3D X-Rays Are Here. They sound too cool to be real, but seeing one can also give you the creeps.

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19 Unwritten Rules That Everyone Seems To Follow. There are some things that everyone just does, even though they've never been told to, and they certainly have never been told why.

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On The Far Side. You loved the comic, but how much do you know about its creator, Gary Larson?

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How to Make the Perfect Glass of Iced Tea. However, this cold brew method is not compatible with the supersaturated Southern version.

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12 Secrets of Film Editors. We couldn't enjoy a movie without them.

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A Lemon Rolled for a Quarter Mile Down a Street
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A Lemon Rolled for a Quarter Mile Down a Street. And since the evidence is on video, many, many unproductive hours have been spent watching it.

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A Man Grew the World's Longest Fingernails Out of Spite. After 66 years, Shridhar Chillal finally got his 30 feet of nails cut.

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NASA-Designed Heat Shields Could Save Firefighters' Lives. Teams are carrying 40 prototypes as they battle wildfires in the American West.

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The Most Important Video Game on the Planet. Fortnite is so popular that its culture is spilling out into the real world.

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The Futuristic Skyscrapers of 1923 Were Supposed to Solve Traffic Problems. Like many people, those architects assumed we would soon have flying cars.

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Want to Become an Astronaut? There's an app for that.

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10 Nutty Proposals to Save the Planet. Some could eventually lead to plausible ideas.

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