Making the Impossible Possible in Virtual Reality

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Making the Impossible Possible in Virtual Reality. See how Kate Wurzbacher designs cameras to capture the world.

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The YouTube series Forces of Destiny fills in the gaps between the Star Wars movies. In the latest episode, we find out how Leia first met Maz Kanata.

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Exocomets Detected Orbiting Nearby Stars. In other words: alien comets!

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My Life in the American Gothic House. The rent was cheap because the house is small, is in Eldon, Iowa, and 15,000 tourists visit it every year.

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A Treasury Of Your Best Weird Grandpa Stories. After a certain age, you just don't care what people think anymore.

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The Importance of Sleep. What would happen if you tried to stay awake for a whole week?

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Gardening is Great. It's a wonderful way to reduce stress, connect with nature, eat better food, and even help the planet.

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Why Do We Eat Chocolate Bunnies at Easter? Not that we mind a bit, but you might want to learn the history of the candy custom.

Friday’s Best Amazon Deals Include Digital Projectors, Ugly Christmas Sweaters, and Speakers

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As a recurring feature, our team combs the web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, December 4. Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers, including Amazon, and may receive a small percentage of any sale. But we only get commission on items you buy and don’t return, so we’re only happy if you’re happy. Good luck deal hunting!

Climate Change Is Coming for America’s National Parks

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Climate Change Is Coming for America’s National Parks. Imagine Glacier National Park without a glacier.

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The Chimp Who Believed She Was Human. After being raised in a human home, it took years for Lucy to learn to be an ape again.

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The Mathematical Madness of Möbius Strips and Other One-Sided Objects. A look at the history of the mind-bending field of topology

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These 1930s Housewives Were the Godmothers of Radical Consumer Activism. They protested rising food prices with the Hamtramck Meat Strike.

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Disneyland’s Fantasyland Recreated in Incredible Detail in a Basement. A railroad engineer hand-crafted his own theme park over ten years.

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The Princess Who Worked at Macy’s. The Queen of Romania also built furniture, raised poultry, and enjoyed off-roading.

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America is on the Verge of a Nursing Crisis. Our nursing schools don't have the capacity to supply our current needs, much less our future needs.

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15 Amazing Animal Reunions. It's good to know that pets lost for years might find their way home.