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6 Questions with the Man Who Had Sex on the Moon

In 2002, Thad Roberts was a 25-year-old intern at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Like so many young lovers, he had promised his …

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The Meaning of NASA's New Images of Pluto

What they tell us about the value of exploration<p>It's impossible to gaze at the photos of Pluto sent back by the New Horizons spacecraft, and not be awash with wonder at the marvels of nature and the daring behind our choice to explore it. The surprise of worlds long dismissed as dead, dull, and …

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Ponderation

Colorful galaxy is most distant ever found

A galaxy first spotted in images from NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes is one of the earliest every discovered.<p>Astronomers first identified …

Beautiful Papercut Artworks of Nature by Marina Adamova

Moscow-based artist Marina Adamova just popped on our radar thanks to Ann Martin, founder of the blog All Things Paper. Though Adamova is a talented illustrator and graphic designer, it's her papercut artworks that really caught our eye. She's a self-taught paper artist who combines illustration …

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First self-driving semi-truck in U.S. hits the road — on the Hoover Dam

Autonomous semi-truck driving officially arrived in Nevada on Tuesday night, and it did so in spectacular fashion: Atop the curved concrete edge of …

Our Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

Be careful not to overbake these cookies so that they'll have a chewy texture. If you like gooey chocolate chips, microwave the cookies for a few seconds.

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Scuba diver stumbles upon skeletons chilling underwater

A lone scuba diver at Cienaga Springs in Colorado had quite the scare when he swam upon what he thought were skeletal human remains at the bottom of …

Sleep Better Tonight With These 5 Steps

Sleep is the easiest, most effortless thing in the world.<p>Until it isn't.<p>Anyone who's ever struggled to fall asleep knows how frustrating it can be and how miserable it can make you feel. Especially when you don't sleep well night after night.<p><b>If that's you, it's time to take action.</b><p>Good sleep is …

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How did Earth get its water?

Earth — a planet of oceans, rivers and rainforests — grew up in an interplanetary desert.<p>When the solar system formed about 4.6 billion years ago, …

6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress

The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were …

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Photos: Stunning first shots from National Geographic’s 2015 Traveler Photo Contest

For photography amateurs everywhere, it’s that time of year again: the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest, now in its 27th year.<p>An open call for single images, the annual competition will accept submissions from now until June 30. But the bar has already been set high—a few captions from …

Photography

Simple '4-7-8' breathing trick can induce sleep in 60 seconds

A deep breathing trick can make insomniacs drop off to sleep in under one minute, a health expert has claimed.<p>The method involves making a loud whooshing noise with the mouth then holding the breath in stages.<p>Called the ‘4-7-8’ method, it has been pioneered by the US sleep expert Dr Andrew Weil who …

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Letter by Mark Twain Suggests He Once Contemplated Suicide

Mark Twain, the celebrated author and humorist who brought us the classic novels <i>Adventures of Huckleberry Finn</i> and <i>The Adventures of Tom Sawyer</i>, may …

5 Of The Most Horrifying Mouths In Nature

You didn't want to sleep tonight, right?<p>Today, researchers published a study in the journal <i>Palaeontology</i> that they had discovered the structure of the microscopic teeth of an animal that lived 500 million years ago. This wouldn't ordinarily be news outside the paleontology* community, except that …

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SpaceX launches first test flight of Dragon crew capsule

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft built to bring humans to orbit took flight for the first time Wednesday.<p>Dragon roared to life at about 9 a.m. EDT …

Alien 'Super-Earth' Planets Spotted Around Nearby Star

Astronomers have discovered two new alien worlds a bit larger than Earth circling a nearby star.<p>The researchers said the newfound exoplanets, known as HD 7924c and HD 7924d, are "super-Earths" with masses about 7.9 and 6.4 times greater, respectively, than that of our home planet. The planets orbit …

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Captain America actually says “shit.” You heard me. “Language,” scolds Iron Man, who can’t hide his glee at seeing the Cap, a flag-wearing Greatest …

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Parenting Mistakes Many Parents Make

Home > Family & My Opinion > Parenting Mistakes Many Parents Make<p>Short YouTube Video on Parenting Styles<p>A Father’s Thoughts On Parenting Mistakes<p>I …

Earth - Ten real-life animals that are dragons

<b>Komodo dragon (</b><b>Varanus komodoensis</b><b>)</b><p>If you think of dragons as supersize reptiles with a nasty bite, the Komodo dragon is the real deal. Up to 3m long and weighing as much as 70kg, they are the world's biggest lizards.<p>They can't breathe fire, but they kill pigs, deer and water buffalo with their …