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How Jupiter May Have Gifted Early Earth With Water

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How Jupiter May Have Gifted Early Earth With Water. Young gas giants throw debris toward inward planets, including hydrogen-rich materials.

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Brazil's Geography Problem. It's a big country with lots of people, so why isn't it a world power?

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The Science of Hearing. Our ability to detect and interpret sounds is due to an amazing and complicated biological system.

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Lucasfilm Might be Putting Future Star Wars Spinoffs on Hold. Solo's disappointing box office was a surprise glitch in the moneymaking machine.

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Why Women Say Nothing Is Wrong When Something Is Clearly Wrong. She has plenty of reasons not to share it with you right now.

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How to Decorate Like a Viking. Archaeologists have built a palette of the paint colors used on Viking homes and buildings.

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The Breastfeeding Zealots of the Neonatal Ward. Maternal lactation is pushed to the point of shaming mothers with hungry babies.

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9 Amazing Tiki Bars. A visit will cool you off even on the hottest day.

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For a Brief, Glorious Moment, Camera-Wielding Pigeons Spied From Above
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For a Brief, Glorious Moment, Camera-Wielding Pigeons Spied From Above. Julius Neubronner lost a pigeon and developed avian photography.

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How Many Nukes Would It Take to Send the Earth Spiraling Off Into the Sun? More than we have now, but we can still easily destroy ourselves.

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11 Exercises That Will Strengthen Your Attention. Building useful habits will make you more observant.

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A Classic Animated Film That Explores What Happens When No One Dares to Stand Up to Evil. The Hangman from 1964 illustrates a poem by Maurice Ogden.

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The Extraordinary Life of Martha Gellhorn, the Woman Ernest Hemingway Tried to Erase. She was the only woman on the beach at Normandy during the D-Day invasion.

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Dirty, Dishonest, and Badly Behaved: Sophia Jarvis, Victorian Maid. Did she stand a chance in court against her abusive employer?

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8 Questionable Decisions People Have Made to Keep Playing Pokemon Go. Two years later, it's hard to understand the mania that surrounded the game.

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How Water Could Power Long-Distance Space Travel
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How Water Could Power Long-Distance Space Travel. It's a matter of separating the hydrogen from the oxygen.

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The First Murder Solved by a Fingerprint. La Plata, Argentina, had just set up their new fingerprint department.

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How an Army of Suffragettes Helped Save America From Starvation. The Woman's Land Army sent young women to faraway farms to bring in the crops.

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Full Color 3D X-Rays Are Here. They sound too cool to be real, but seeing one can also give you the creeps.

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19 Unwritten Rules That Everyone Seems To Follow. There are some things that everyone just does, even though they've never been told to, and they certainly have never been told why.

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On The Far Side. You loved the comic, but how much do you know about its creator, Gary Larson?

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How to Make the Perfect Glass of Iced Tea. However, this cold brew method is not compatible with the supersaturated Southern version.

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12 Secrets of Film Editors. We couldn't enjoy a movie without them.

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