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The Voyage of Voyager 1

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Thirty-five years after its launch, Voyager 1 is moving out of the solar system, and still transmitting data using technology from 1977. They just don't build things the way they used to.
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What Would Life Be Like In A World Without The Internet? Slower, friendlier, more personal …but it wouldn't automatically make you a better person.
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A rare Angolan colobus monkey was born at the Brookfield Zoo near Chicago. See pictures of this strange and adorable infant, and its even stranger-looking mother.
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Lululemon recalled a batch of yoga pants because you can see through them. Yoga instructors are confused, as yoga pants have always been see-through.
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Do We Need to Identify With a Protagonist to Enjoy a Novel? Maybe, but we don't have to like them.  
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29 Awesome Ways To Tell Everyone You're Pregnant. These announcements give a smile even to people who don't know the parents.  
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Fascinating Photos of Great Musicians’ Earliest Musical Endeavors. They look so young, because they were!
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See a view of Manhattan that you're not likely to ever see in real life. Photographer Patrick Cashin documented the construction of new tunnels dug for the East Side Access project, deep below the city streets.

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The Magic of Making Marbles
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The Magic of Making Marbles. An expert glassblower shows us how it's done.

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The Marriage of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. It burned brightly and then flamed out quickly.

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The 12 Best So-Bad-They're-Good Episodes of Star Trek. They come from four different series in the adventures of Starfleet.

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The Bizarre Case of New Zealand’s Exploding Pants. This illustrates the danger of new products that aren't thoroughly tested.

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Leather: Grown in a Lab, Without Cows. It's collagen produced by engineered yeast that is essentially the same as tanned animal skin.

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Watch a Rare Video of a Two-Faced Kitten. And learn what might cause a Janus cat to be born that way.

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5 Great Alarm Clocks for Reluctant Wakers. A novel idea could really get your attention first thing in the morning.

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Autumnal Equinox Traditions. How folks say goodbye to summer and hello to fall—at least in the Northern Hemisphere.

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The Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time
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The Story Behind the Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time. It was about a brownie recipe, but it escalated quickly.

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Why Is America Losing Ground in the Contest to Grow the World’s Biggest Pumpkin? The largest of the season have been grown in Europe two out of the last three years.

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Sorry, Not Sorry: When Apologizing Makes Things Worse. Adding an apology to a rejection doesn't make you appear any better.

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Driving in Germany is Much Better than Driving in America. And, considering the size of Germany, there's a lot less of it.

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This Cosplayer Transforms Himself into Real Life Versions of Disney Heroes. Jonathan Stryker is a master at becoming a cartoon.

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How the Star Trek Punch Became the Worst Fight Move on TV. A Star Trek stunt coordinator explains why they continue to use the double-handed punch.

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23 College Secrets Your Professors Will Never Tell You. Unless you ask, which is one thing you should do.

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This Guide Will Help You Choose Your Apples Wisely. There's one for every taste and purpose.

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