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Operator deliberately destroyed rocket

<b>(CNN) —</b> The unmanned Antares rocket that exploded off the coast of Virginia was deliberately destroyed after it became apparent there was a problem, a spokesman for Orbital Sciences Corporation said Thursday.<p>The flight termination system was engaged, Barron Beneski, vice president of corporate …

The Oppressed Majority: A Poignant French Short Film about a World in Which Men Are Subject to Sexism

<i>“Those who travel with the current will always feel they are good swimmers,”</i> NPR science correspondent Shankar Vedantam wrote in his extraordinary exploration of society’s hidden biases, <i>“[and] those who swim against the current may never realize they are better swimmers than they imagine.”</i> That’s …

The Scientific Power of Music


The History of the English Language, Animated

The history of language, that peculiar human faculty that Darwin believed was half art and half instinct, is intricately intertwined with the evolution of our species, our capacity for invention, our understanding of human biology, and even the progress of our gender politics. From the fine folks …