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11.22.63 Has the Only Good Reason for Time Travel We’ve Ever Seen

One of the very first scenes of 11.22.63 features a character explaining just what he has been doing with the awesome power of time travel: He’s been buying really good, really cheap meat from 1960 and bringing it back to the present to make hamburgers. After that, no other character ever really manages to top that reason.

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10 Pictures Showing How We Finally Found Water on Mars

Today we learned something new, and amazing, about Mars. But, although today was the day that the news was confirmed, it’s been in the making for quite sometime. Here, in pictures, is a history of how we finally found out that there really was water flowing up on Mars.

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Is There Life on Mars? Here’s What the Water NASA Just Found Means

NASA just confirmed something incredible
: There’s water flowing on Mars today. But what does that mean for life on the red planet today—both the life that may already be present, as well as the life we could bring by building a colony there?

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The Supermoon Eclipse Is This Weekend and Here’s How to Watch It

Got plans for the weekend? You do now, friend! There’s a Supermoon Eclipse on Sunday night into Monday morning—and we’re all going to watch it. Here’s how, when, and also why to catch the Supermoon Lunar Eclipse.

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The Supermoon Eclipse Is This Weekend and Here’s How to Watch It

Got plans for the weekend? You do now, friend! There’s a Supermoon Eclipse on Sunday night into Monday morning—and we’re all going to watch it. Here’s how, when, and also why to catch the Supermoon Eclipse.

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Kim Stanley Robinson Tells Us An Alien Contact Scenario That You’ve Probably Never Thought About

We’re excited to colonize space—but are we really prepared for what we may found out there? Author Kim Stanley Robinson talked with us about some of the things that may come up as we move out into the cosmos—and the big hurdle we still have yet to clear to get to that point in the first place.

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Woman Fools Local News Into Believing She Crossed a Watermelon With a Tomato, So We Identified What It Is for Them

A woman in Kansas claimed she crossed a watermelon with a cherry tomato plant in her backyard garden to create a “mystery fruit” and the local news was on it—and baffled. Don’t worry guys, we’re here to help.

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An Explanation for the Paradox of How We “See” Black Holes—Even Though They’re Invisible

One of the trickiest black hole concepts to grasp is also one of their most basic: Black holes don’t give off any light, so how do we still manage to “see” something that is functionally invisible? Here’s a tidy explanation of how that paradox works.

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