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Eisenhower signed the legislation largely in response to the USSR's various Sputnik satellites.
This deer plays GTA V better than we ever did.
In 1923, filmmakers attempted to demonstrate Einstein's theory of relativity with pistols.
A longstanding urban legend goes like this: During the space race of the 1960s, NASA spent millions developing a fancy "space pen" that could be used in zero gravity ... but the Soviets just used a pencil. This story resonates with us because NASA did act
Poignant, funny, sad, weird, or mean—last words can make quite the impact as we shuffle off the stage of life. Here are 65 notable examples.
MTV launched at 12:01 a.m. on August 1, 1981. Now you can relive the first two hours of the music network's existence.
George Takei may be best known for his role as Mr. Sulu on ‘Star Trek.’ But there's far more to Takei than manning the helm of the USS ‘Enterprise.’
From "The Space Gamer" to "Today's Woodworker," we've got some gems. Here are some magazines from the '80s.
"9:00 p.m. Starts snorting cocaine seriously."
In the same way Vonnegut repeats “so it goes” in ‘Slaughterhouse-Five,' he repeats “but not me” in this letter.
Alan Turing broke the Enigma code. What was broken in the Enigma system itself?
On Sunday, December 8, 2019, Caroll Spinney—the iconic 'Sesame Street' performer best known for his work with Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch—passed away at the age of 85. Here's a look back at Spinney's own tribute to Muppet creator Jim Henson.