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Where Develop Astronauts Hump On Vacation?

For many extreme travelers, the end-all-be-all destination is a remote, dangerous place like Antarctica or Mount Everest. But there’s a whole community of elite globetrotters who aren’t aiming for the moon—instead they just got back from it. Astronauts are tourists too, turns out, and they like sightseeing just as much as anyone else. So where…

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How Electrical Eels Zap Their Prey, Visualized

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They Had been Eminent — And Delivered Your Mail

Honest Abe was one. So, too, was writer Richard Wright and Olympian gold medalist swimmer Shirley Babashoff. Walt Disney and singers John Prine and Brittany Howard spent time working for the U.S. Postal Service. Future Nobel Prize-winning novelist William Faulkner was such an indifferent employee that he was fired. Not only has the U.S. Postal…

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The robotics revolution is right here, and it is altering how we live

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