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    Albert Einstein. Andy Garcia. M.I.A. And more.

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    Freedom was the International Space Station's predecessor intended to launch missions to the Moon and Mars.

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    Homemade condoms? What could possibly go wrong?

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  • How Satellites Track Your Exact Location

    GPS has become a staple on any smartphone, but how does it work?



    "Human speech is a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms... while we long to make music that will melt the stars." - G. Flaubert

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  • How Europeans Wiped Out North America's Indigenous Population

    We all know smallpox killed countless people, but this explainer takes a broader, interesting look at this fateful chapter in history

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  • The Sexist Sports Coverage Of Female Athletes

    Would a male athlete be asked to twirl or to always keep his hair perfectly coiffed?

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  • Why Do Our Brains Love It When The Bass Drops?

    Or, a scientific explanation for why some people love dubstep so much

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  • Why You Really Shouldn't Go To Work When You're Sick

    Going to work sick is not only bad for you, but it also affects the people around you. How important is it for you to stay home?


  • The Hot Seat Prediction

    These predictions are too hot for TV! or the Internet! or even the paper they're written on!

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