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Einstein's Planet

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Harvard astronomer David Latham investigated "relativistic beaming" to discover that Kepler-76b, a.k.a. "Einstein's Planet," may very well exist

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You buy their albums. You attend their live shows. You tweet with hyperbole in their favor. Now find out the 10 things that annoy you the most about the gods of rock.

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Can someone please explain to me what the heck is happening in Turkey?

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It's better to know ahead of time the big mistakes you're likely to make this summer—not using sun block, listen to your friend's awful music on a road trip, belly flop into a pool and 22 other unavoidable idiocies

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There was a bear on the loose in Danbury, Connecticut, and the town mayor was live-tweeting the authorities' attempt to apprehend it. Busy guy, that mayor.

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Retrospective: 1936's cult classic The Terror of Tiny Town, a feature-length western starring little people. 

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Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin met with Steven Seagal, who could very well become Russia's weapons czar?

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President James K. Polk had a tattoo of a Chinese symbol that supposedly translated to mean "eager." Wanna know what body art Teddy Roosevelt had emblazoned on his chest?

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Mutiny on the Prisoner Ship
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In the 18th century, Britain shipped around 50,000 prison inmates to the American colonies to do hard labor. James Dalton was sent multiple times for theft, and once succeeded in leading a mutiny aboard the prison ship.

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10 Surprising Ways to Lose Your Mind. Mental disorders can be triggered by a wide variety of conditions.

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How a Group of ’70s Radicals Tried (and Failed) to Invade Disneyland. Four hundred police were waiting for the paltry few hundred Yippies that showed up.

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Rocket Launches Look Even Cooler From Space. A satellite recorded images of a Soyuz launch on July 14.

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How Synthetic Fabrics Inspired a Cultural Revolution. Few people remember how much time laundry and ironing used to take.

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Can you solve the counterfeit coin riddle? You probably could if you had plenty of time.

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Ancient ruins keep being 'discovered.' Were they ever lost?

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A Tree That Flowers With 40 Different Fruits. It's not legendary, but a triumph of science and patience.

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Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants
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Swim With Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants. They can grow to 25 feet wide and resemble underwater flying saucers.

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Why ordering from the kids menu is harmful to children. They've changed from smaller portions of adult entrees to bland but safe options for picky eaters.

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22 Facts About Ernest Hemingway. He led an extraordinary, although too short, life.

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A Newly Discovered Diary Tells the Harrowing Story of the Deadly Halifax Explosion. It's believed to be the only same-day account from an eyewitness to the disaster that left 2000 people dead.

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Drug Expiration Dates May Be More Myth Than Fact. A stash of medicines was found to be effectively potent decades after they were made.

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Downtown Atlanta’s Lost Psychedelic Theme Park. The World of Sid and Marty Krofft was as weird as their TV shows.

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Malloy the Invincible. In 1932, a gang of killers bought insurance on a homeless drunk, but then found out he was harder to kill than Rasputin.

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Why Are Baseball Games Nine Innings Long? Believe it or not, that number actually shortened the game.

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