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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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The Many Deaths of the Joker
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The Many Deaths of The Joker. The villain is killed off time and time again, but he's too good to get rid of permanently.

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The Magazine That Started a Feminist Movement in Japan. Seitō was groundbreaking literature in 1911.

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Is Beaming Down in Star Trek a Death Sentence? We don't know whether the reassembled atoms at the other end are the real you.

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The True Story Behind Billie Jean King’s Victorious “Battle of the Sexes.” It was just one chapter in her campaign to elevate women in tennis.

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The Ultimate, Indisputable Ranking of Planets in the Solar System, with a justification for each. Earth needs some help to regain its formerly stellar reputation.

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The Delicate Art of the Amusement Park Caricature. The artist must negotiate the body image issues of strangers every day.

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America's Flood Epidemic. Houston has seen three "500-year floods" in just the last three years.

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11 Strange Battlefields Where the Cold War Was Fought. There was no competition too inconsequential for the U.S. And the Soviet Union.

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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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