The Secret Race to the Moon. The Soviets denied they even had a moon shot program for decades because if they didn't get there first, it didn't happen.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson speaks on the future of NASA. No other part of government has the inspirational bang for the buck that the space agency has, but we are currently squandering it.
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Google+, Google Wave, Google Earth, what will Google try next? College Humor predicts The 15 Dumbest Google Products (That Don't Actually Exist Yet). NSFW text.
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"Why does she stay with that jerk?" Victims of domestic abuse have their reasons, often quite understandable reasons. NSFW text. (via Metafilter)
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If you've heard somewhere that Charlie Sheen died, it's just the latest in a long line of celebrity death rumors. Sometimes it's better to wait for a reliable source.
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Take a photo tour of the early days of the New York subway system.
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The Dark Knight Rises won't be in theaters until 2012, but the teaser trailer is out. And there's a slide show of photographs from the production as well.
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Zahi Hawass was the Egyptian minister of antiquities until he was recently booted from the position. Americans only know him as an erudite expert on ancient Egypt, while his countrymen considered him a corrupt extension of the Mubarak regime.
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A Dino Named Sue: The Most Complete T. Rex Ever Found. Read the story of the tug of-war between several parties who claimed the bones.