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A 150-Foot Asteroid's Near-Brush with Earth

The Week

NASA says a space rock half the size of a football field will zip past us on Feb. 15

How Do Astronauts Wash Their Hands?

Chris Higgins

This is What a Fish Thought Looks Like

Roma Panganiban

The Self-Fulfilling Delusion of Acting like a Superhero

The Week

A new study shows that having people fly like Superman in a virtual-reality simulator makes them act more heroic in real life.

See What Beatboxing Looks Like from Inside the Vocal Tract

Erin McCarthy

When University of Southern California researchers Michael Proctor, Shrikanth Narayanan and Krishna Nayak wanted to know what beatboxing looked like from inside the vocal tract, they decided to do som

Venetia Burney: The 11-Year-Old Girl Who Named Pluto

Daven Hiskey

On March 14, 1930, 11-year-old Venetia Burney and her family were eating breakfast at their home in Oxford, England, discussing the biggest news of the day: The discovery of a new planet.

Moonrise in New Zealand

Chris Higgins

How Scientists Captured the First-Ever Video of a Giant Squid

Erin McCarthy

In Dr. Edie Widder’s opinion, there’s no animal more appropriate for science fiction than the real life giant squid. “You couldn’t ask for a better alien,” she says.

Morals, Mammaries, and the Invention of the Stethoscope

Matt Soniak

In 1816, French physician Rene Theophile Hyacinthe Laennec had a young woman on his exam table, and no idea what to do with her.

Betta Fish Fight Like Gentlemen

Jill Harness

If you've ever put a male betta fish, also known as a Siamese fighting fish, near the tank of another of its kind (or even worse, in the same tank), then you know that these aggressive beauties l

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