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8 DC Museums You Have to Visit If You're a Science and Nature Nerd

More than 8 million visitors frequent the Air and Space Museum each year, making it one of the most popular museum in the country. It isn’t hard to …

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Movie Review: "Once" (2007)

Image Source<p><b>Movie</b>: "Once" <b><br>Director</b>: John Carney <b><br>Year</b>: 2007 <b><br>Rating</b>: R <b><br>Running Time</b>: 1 hour, 25 minutes<p><i>A street performer and a Czech girl form a</i> …

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How Diet Soft Drinks Ruined My 20s

I lost eight years of my youth stuck in bed with horrible migraines.<p>I spent a large part of my 20s confined to my bedroom with the blinds shut because of chronic migraines. When I'd cancel plans last minute, people assumed I was using my condition as an excuse, but they didn't understand how badly …

A Gamer In Seattle Purchased An Extremely Rare US Version Of Nintendo’s 64DD On Craigslist

Last summer, a very lucky gamer just happened to stumble upon some “junk” that was actually a very rare prototype of Nintendo and Sony’s joint console. This year, another Nintendo unicorn was found via Craigslist. Does the 64DD ring any bells? We’ll forgive you if you totally forgot about this …

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To my parents’ dismay, as a young girl I dressed in army fatigues, sported a crew cut, used to line my cuddly toys up at either end of the living toom and send them into battle.<p>My favourite game was to climb over our neighbours’ fences, cutting through people’s gardens, sneaking through their open …

A Step By Step Guide On How To Remove Your Online Presence

Can you ever really disappear from a world where your face is plastered all over Facebook, your location is stamped all over Instagram, and your …

Five Awesome Science Courses You Can Take Online Completely Free

Science often gets a bad rap for being inaccessible. But it’s actually never been easier to satisfy your curiosity on subjects ranging from computer …

Ottawa’s ‘perverse’ contract policies encourage price gouging: leaked report

A major independent study of federal government contract pricing and policies has warned that the current system provides "perverse incentives" for industry doing business with Ottawa to hike their costs, particularly in military equipment deals.<p>The report written by the research firm …

At my gun club’s family-friendly event, I witnessed a hateful cultural message

<i>Facts & Arguments is a daily personal piece submitted by readers. Have a story to tell? See our guidelines at tgam.ca/essayguide.</i><p>I recently took up hunting in my adult life. My reasons for doing so were complicated – a need for a little more maleness in my increasingly demasculinized world, a …

Most Of The Web Is Invisible To Google. Here's What It Contains

A roadmap of the Internet's darkest alleys<p>You thought you knew the Internet. But sites such as Facebook, Amazon, and Instagram are just the surface. There’s a whole other world out there: the Deep Web.<p>It’s a place where online information is password protected, trapped behind paywalls, or requires …

When the Soviet nuclear warning system showed a U.S. missile strike, he just waited — and saved the world

LONDON — Kevin Costner has done it, as has Robert De Niro and a delegation at the UN. But should you, too, feel like thanking the Man Who Saved the …

Director Sarah Polley paired up with Little Women adaptation

Canadian film-maker to helm latest big-screen version of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel about four sisters coming of age in 19th-century New England<p>Sarah Polley, the Canadian actor and director known for Oscar-nominated drama Away from Her and the acclaimed documentary Stories We Tell, looks set …

Box Of Love Letters Reveals Grandfather Didn't Escape WWII With 'Everyone'

Karl Wildman was the hero of his family — he escaped Vienna at the start of World War II and became a successful doctor in the United States. When Karl died, his granddaughter Sarah Wildman found a hidden trove of love letters from a woman Karl left behind in Vienna.<p>Her grandmother had said she'd …

This game will make you hate yourself

I hadn't been playing <i>This War of Mine</i> very long, before I encountered irrefutable proof of the permeability of own moral boundaries.<p>As a character living under the violent siege of a modern city, me and a few friends were eking out a miserable existence by foraging abandoned houses for food, water, …

NASA Challenges Public to Design a Piece of a Mars Probe

NASA has challenged the public to design part of a spacecraft that could land future spacefliers on the surface of Mars.<p>The NASA Mars Balance Mass Challenge runs through Nov. 21. The agency will announce the winning design in January 2015, and the winner will receive a grand prize of …

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'Dating Naked' cast member sues after VH1 showed her naked

A woman who went on <i>Dating Naked</i> has filed a $10 million lawsuit after VH1 apparently showed her <i>too</i> naked.<p>New York model Jessie Nizewitz, 28, says the …

Ottawa warned its wireless plan for cities may hurt rural Web access

Federal industry officials have unveiled a proposal designed to enhance cellphone service in large cities and mid-sized urban centres, but some say it could actually reduce high-speed Internet access for people living in rural areas.<p>On Tuesday, Industry Canada said it will hold a consultation on …

South Africa's New AHRLAC Fighter Is A Drone Alternative

Maybe people are more cost-effective than robots.<p>Powered by a pusher propeller, covered in pixel camouflage, and furnished with stadium-seating for its two crew members, the Advanced High Performance Reconnaissance and Surveillance Aircraft (AHRLAC) looks like an alternate history version of a …

How Jay Leno, George W. Bush, and a '57 Buick trumped all the million-dollar Ferraris auctioned at Pebble Beach

Sometimes, less money makes for a better story.<p>In the spending orgy that Pebble Beach week has seemingly become, I witnessed something special last night that will probably get lost in all the talk of $38-million Ferrari GTOs.<p>There was a 1957 Buick Caballero Estate Wagon on offer at Gooding that …

Now you can relive 'Guardians of the Galaxy's happiest end credits moment any time

Marvel Studios' <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> was a pretty feel good romp throughout, but the final pre-credits gag may have been its most heartwarming scene. Now, thanks to Marvel's YouTube channel, you don't have to go to the theater or turn to a bootleg copy for your fix of one of the better tracks …

Tiny three-wheeled car half the price – and weight – of a Honda Fit

Your next commuter car could have two seats, three wheels and get 84 miles to the gallon (2.8 litres/100 km).<p>Elio Motors wants to revolutionize U.S. roads with its tiny car, which is the same length as a Honda Fit but half the weight. With a starting price of $6,800, it's also less than half the …

Watch This Panthera Airplane Spin Under Control

Ten spins, three angles, four passengers, one churned stomach.<p>An important part of plane design is making sure the plane still works even if the pilot doesn't. In this flight test video from Slovenian aircraft maker Pipistrel, two crew members and two passengers ride a new Panthera plane through a …

Ned Stark Confirms That One Big 'Game Of Thrones' Fan Theory

<i>Warning! This post is dark and full of spoilers!</i><p>Sean Bean, aka Ned Stark from HBO's "Game of Thrones," may have just dropped the biggest spoiler the North has ever seen.<p>For those who have been living under Casterly Rock, there's a crazy "GoT" fan theory blowing up the Internet about the true …

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How to fly on a private jet for under $150 per person

No security lines or TSA pat downs. Cushy leather seats and legroom for days. Fido curled up right next to you. The perks of flying on a private jet …

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Wrong! Deconstructing 5 Famous History Stories

Here are five stories we tell ourselves — five famous history stories that you have heard all your life — that aren't true. Not only are they not true, but historians have known they aren't true, said they aren't true, insisted they aren't true, and the stories don't change. We like them the way …

Samuel L. Jackson still knows his chilling monologue from “Pulp Fiction”

Watch him recite it on “The Graham Norton Show”<p>Prachi Gupta<p>June 16, 2014 1:27pm (UTC)<p>Twenty years later, removed from any context, surrounding characters, or movie set, Samuel L. Jackson's "Ezekiel 25:17" speech from "Pulp Fiction" is just as chilling as ever. The actor recently recited Jules …

The Seven Lady Godivas: Dr. Seuss’s Little-Known “Adult” Book of Nudes

Theodor Seuss Geisel, better-known as <b>Dr. Seuss</b> (March 2, 1904–September 24, 1991), was a legendary children’s book author, radical ideologist, and a lover of reading. Among his many creative feats is a fairly unknown, fairly scandalous one: In 1939, when Geisel left Vanguard for Random House, he …

Reverse-Engineering The Technology Of D-Day

For the 70th anniversary of the invasion, one French firm is making digital versions of World War II machines and infrastructure.<p>The June 6th, 1944 invasion of Normandy by British, American, and Canadian allied forces was the largest invasion in history. In the 70 years since then, it turns out …