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NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI)

The Other Blue Planet

NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI)
NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI)

All About HD 189733b, That Other Blue Planet. It's as big as Jupiter, hotter than your oven, and the atmosphere rains glass.
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Three chihuahuas were abandoned in Los Angeles and were found frightened, skinny, and dirty. Watch them eat up the affection they were given during and after their rescue.
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Get a look inside Inside William Shakespeare's Star Wars. The author loves both the worlds he melded together.
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The 50 Essential Movie Musicals. No mention of Grease or Hair, but those shouldn't be mentioned in the same sentence anyway.
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Karen Cheng decided she would learn to dance. A year of practice really paid off, as you can see in a video that chronicles her progress.
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Backyard Chickens Abandoned After Owners Lose Interest. Hipsters are taking them to animal shelters instead of having them for Sunday dinner.
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This American Life will air its 500th episode this weekend. To mark the occasion, Ira Glass talks about his favorite episodes.
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The Forbidden Island. Don't go near the Sentinelese; they cherish their privacy to the point of killing for it.
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29,000 inmates in California are on hunger strike. Community and political organizers could learn a thing or two from that kind of solidarity.
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The Scientists Behind the Movies. The most outlandish plots were inspired by real research, which might make you enjoy the films more.

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How Raiders of the Lost Ark Continues to Influence Pop Culture
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Lucasfilm

How Raiders of the Lost Ark Continues to Influence Pop Culture. When creating heroic tales, filmmakers still ask, "What would Indiana Jones do?"

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The Unexplained Dancing Plague and Other Epidemics of Yore. The power of suggestion is still the most logical explanation.

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Reanimation! Science Stories About Frankenstein. This seven-part video series features conversations with scientists on Mary Shelley's book and the issues it addresses.

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George Lucas's Plan for Star Wars 7 through 9, Starring Mid-Chlorians. No matter how much you dislike any of the new Star Wars films, you can tell yourself it could have been so much worse.

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The Recipes of Cleopatra. Her elixirs were well-regarded in the fields of cosmetics, gynecology, and alchemy.

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The Iroquois Theater Disaster. More than 600 people died in the stampede and conflagration, which led to new safety standards.

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The Secret to Loving Your Life. The first step is giving up on the notion that you are in control.

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10 TV Characters Who Were Inspired By Real People. Not all of them were happy about it.

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17 Pieces Of Advice For New Dads
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17 Pieces Of Advice For New Dads That Are Actually Really Helpful. You can never spend too much time bonding with your child.

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Raccoon and the Light. The cute animated story of a raccoon that found a flashlight shows what forest creatures do in the dark.

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Behind the Scenes at the National Zoo’s Kitchen. Catering to the needs and preferences of 1800 animals is no picnic.

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The Stanford Prison Experiment was Massively Influential, But Fraudulent. Shocking experiments become classics, while their irregularities and the failure to replicate their results are barely noticed.

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4 True Crime Stories Starring Famous Historical Figures. Featuring Abraham Lincoln, Arthur Conan Doyle, Queen Elizabeth, and Colonel Sanders.

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Bark In The Park Event Goes Sideways. What could possibly go wrong when you combine good dogs and flying baseballs?

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What Do Women Want? Pockets! There's no good reason we can't stash a phone as easily as men do.

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Why Father's Day Was 58 Years in the Making. It wasn't an official holiday until 1972!

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