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This Haunting Photo of Earth And The Moon Will Remind You How Alone We Really Are

"That's home. That's us."<p>NASA probe OSIRIS-REx is leaving Earth far behind as it makes its way to asteroid Bennu.<p>It slingshotted around Earth in …

The Nazi breeding and infanticide program you probably never knew about

<b>Forced procreation, kidnapping, and execution of babies were all carried out in the name of a master race</b><p><b>By Erin Blakemore</b><p>It sounds like the stuff of …

The Most Futuristic Predictions That Came True in 2017

The trouble with the future is that it never seems to arrive. That’s why we call it the future. We consequently have this bad habit of taking the …

Can you solve it? Feast on these mathematical snacks

Merry Christmas guzzlers<p>Today’s three morsels are all geometrical:<p>1) What fraction of the whole triangle is the red triangle?<p>2) Four semicircles with radius 2 are constructed in the red square below. What is the area of the square?<p>3) A quarter of a circle with radius 6 is shown below. Inside it are …

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It's time to stop spreading these popular myths about animals

The animal kingdom is home to one remarkable fact after another.<p>To name a few: Sperm whales can hold their breath for an hour, the most venomous animal on Earth is a snail, and tiny freshwater hydras can live so long they may as well be immortal.<p>But for each surprisingly true assertion about …

Here are the most stunning images NASA has ever taken of our planet

While NASA is mostly known for studying the outer reaches of our solar system, it's trained countless satellites on Earth, giving scientists a cornucopia of data about our changing planet.<p>But sometimes, science and art aren't so different. In November, NASA's Global Climate Change Group released …

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The Explosive Legacy of Guy Fawkes, the Man Behind the Mask

A popular symbol of protest today, Guy Fawkes was first the face of treason because of his role in the murderous Gunpowder Plot of 1605.<p>Tensions were high in England in late October 1605, when an English nobleman, Lord Monteagle, received a mysterious letter. Along with the rest of England’s peers …

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The Internet Can't Figure Out if This Shoe Is Pink and White or Gray and Teal

It's the dress all over again.<p>It's Friday, Donald Trump is president, and the internet is freaking out over the color of a shoe.<p>Remember that dress thing from 2015 that and had people everywhere fighting online and questioning the nature of their reality? Well, 2017's version of the "what color is …

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