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10 of the Most Dangerous Space Walks Ever Done

The blockbuster film Gravity features one heart-stopping emergency in space after another, most of them outside the confines of a spacecraft. Real-life emergencies during extravehicular activity, or EVA, are more rare, but they do happen.<p>The blockbuster film <i>Gravity</i> features one heart-stopping …

Space Science

Heartwarming Elephant Photography

A couple of weeks ago we've featured a fantastic set of giraffe photographs, and people really liked it. Nature is fulfilled with lovely animals, so …

Wildlife

The Global Economy In 17 Beautiful Maps

Luckily, we found Countrylicious, an outstanding project by Romanian software engineer Daniel Chirita.<p>The site has reams of data collected from open sources about our planet's economy, and Chirita was kind enough to let us publish some. In the case that the data wasn't already made into a shaded …

Globalization

20-Somethings: Spoil Yourself With a Graduate Degree Abroad

Image: Flickr by Dimitry B<p>Thinking about advancing your education? Let me guess, you're a 20-something that wants more than your job can give. You miss the glory days of college and are really, just looking for an excuse to go back to school. While, you'll never get the first-time college …

College & University

Confused senator attempts to publish column in Communist newspaper from distant past

John McCain embarrasses himself in the Russian press by submitting an editorial to an online conspiracy site<p>Sen. John McCain, a man of his word, published his editorial -- a stirring defense of the rights to free speech, dissent and political expression -- in Russia's Pravda, just like he said he …

The radical constitutional change everyone missed

For first time in decades, both war and the Fed have become part of politics again. Is the Cold War finally over?<p>In early September, two shocking events changed politics in Washington, possibly forever. Congress effectively voted down a war in Syria, stopping a president from launching missile …

11 Ways College Athletes Are Treated Worse Than Unpaid Interns

Unpaid interns across the country are questioning the fairness (and legality) of not getting paid for their work. But another group of young adults works hard every day for no pay: student-athletes.<p>Overworked and often discarded after years of constantly putting their bodies at risk of injury, …