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Dec. 18 2014 9:20 AMSparks FlyThe amazing chemical reaction when sperm finally reaches an egg.
Dec. 16 2014 2:43 PMHi MomTwo partisan brothers get an unexpected call live on C-SPAN.
Dec. 15 2014 5:46 PMZapTest footage from the Navy’s laser is here. It works as intended.
Dec. 12 2014 2:06 PMWalking With DinosaursTo figure out how dinosaurs really moved, we have to recreate their footprints.
Dec. 9 2014 6:21 PM“Monster,” Unpacked Inside the absurd hiking pack in Wild
Dec. 4 2014 3:11 PMThe Polish “Vampires”Why six graves were rigged to keep the undead from rising.
Dec. 2 2014 6:05 PMYou Can Touch ThisNew 3-D holograms can be felt by hand. 
Dec. 1 2014 5:26 PMA Swim Under the Antarctic IceThe first 3-D map of ice in the depths.
Nov. 28 2014 2:05 PMSounds From a CometAural gifts from Philae’s arrival to 67P.
Nov. 24 2014 10:53 AMHow to Buy the Cheapest Alcohol in Your Home StateLearn liquor pricing state-by-state to buy booze like a pro.
Nov. 20 2014 3:24 PMWhat Is This Strange Space Object?Two fascinating theories.
Nov. 19 2014 2:24 PMWhat a (Mouse) Brain Looks Like on DrugsAddiction modeled in the neurons.
Nov. 14 2014 4:04 PMThe Moving, Troubling Sainsbury’s Christmas Ad Is it ever OK to make a commercial about war? 
Nov. 13 2014 3:41 PMYour Cat Is a Wild AnimalFelines are much less domesticated than dogs.
Nov. 12 2014 11:57 AM“He’s Got It! He’s Got It!”Barefooted fan makes an incredible grab at a cricket match.
Dec. 17 2014 4:25 PMHo-Ho-Ow!A supercut of pain and violence in Christmas movies.
Dec. 16 2014 11:49 AMHow to Survive an Office Holiday PartyThe common mistakes at your typical office holiday party.
Dec. 13 2014 9:00 AMCody Townsend, Couloir KillerThe best ski line of 2014 is truly incredible.
Dec. 10 2014 5:31 PMNot-So-Deep Impact Slow-motion raindrops hitting sand look a lot like asteroids hitting Earth. 
Dec. 5 2014 5:32 PMZigzag on a MolluskDoes the world’s first art predate humans?
Dec. 3 2014 9:00 AMSex Sells, Even When You Don't Notice ItWhat lewd messages are hidden in everyday advertisements?
Dec. 2 2014 1:26 PMYou Got Something on the LensThe blood-spatter trope in movies and TV.    
Dec. 1 2014 12:34 PMWhat Would Alien Life Really Look Like?NASA's tiny, blind, carnivorous shrimp.
Nov. 26 2014 12:27 PM“What Interesting China”The most delightful, bracing, and disturbing family dinner sequences in movies.
Nov. 21 2014 1:52 PMCan an Airline Pilot Really Make Up Time During a Flight?Or is it just a way of calming passengers?
Nov. 20 2014 11:25 AMTearing Apart a Plane, Wing-to-WingThe amazing maintenance process of a commercial airliner.
Nov. 18 2014 5:41 PMGreat Scott!Is that Tony Hawk riding a hoverboard?
Nov. 14 2014 9:23 AMFix Your Totally Miserable Conference CallsTips and etiquette for the telephonically challenged.
Nov. 13 2014 2:07 PMMarch of the Penguin RoversFuzzy robot chicks calm research subjects in Antarctica.
Nov. 7 2014 5:30 PMHarvard Students Take a 1964 Literacy Test  It doesn’t go well.