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A moment with Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko, who are about to spend a year in space

NASA's One-Year Mission, which launches this month, will focus on seven categories of research.

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You are invited to your cousin AJ Jacob's family reunion!

A.J. Jacobs (shown here with his [very distant] cousin Olivia Wilde) and a group of researchers are building the world's largest family tree.

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Flying snowmobile: Attach parachute to snowmobile, fly off cliff

Some crazy Finns made a flying snowmobile, and in this video you can watch them glide down off a mountain in Riksgränsen, Sweden.

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Watch this Indian kid compute math astonishingly fast with an unusual method

I can't even begin to understand how this little boy's brain is working, or exactly what the method is, but it's fascinating.

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Bill The Fishing Guy blooper reels

“Dad gummit!”

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“A little boy said I look ugly.”

A wonderful four year old girl offers a valuable lesson in self esteem.

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Ground-level video of 2011 Japan tsunami

I've not seen this particular video of the 2011 Japan tsunami, but it shows just how nightmarishly devastating it was.

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Video: How shrooms make you trip

From Mitchell Moffit and Greg Brown, whose new book, AsapSCIENCE: Answers to the World's Weirdest Questions, Most Persistent Rumors, and Unexplained Phenomena, comes out next week.

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Video: Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert at Second City (1994)

Steve Carell does Fabio. And if the voice sounds familiar, that's because it's Stephen Colbert.

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Video: Stephanie Drolet's badass nunchaku skills

A martial arts (and snowboarding) enthusiast named Stephanie Drolet posted this clip back in 2008. I heard that these days, she can turn invisible.

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Video: Gak vs. red hot nickel

In preparation for the apocalypse, I will be insulating my home with Gak.

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Björk's new video for "Lionsong"

"Lionsong" from Björk's new album Vulnicura. Directed by Inez & Vinoodh.

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Music made from the audio stripped out of an MP3

Check out "Ghost in the MP3," a eerie song made from the audio that was removed from "Tom's Diner" by Suzanne Vega when it was turned into an MP3.

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Four satellites that fly in pyramid formation

Today, NASA is set to launch an array of four satellites that will fly in a pyramid-shaped formation -- to produce a 3D image of how the magnetic fields of solar winds collide with the magnetic field of earth.

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"The Rules for the Black Birdwatcher"

"Never wear a hoodie. Ever." (Thanks to Jeet Heer for pointing this one out!)

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Trailer for upcoming Kurt Cobain documentary looks great

Cobain: Montage of Heck television premiere is on May 4th on HBO. It's directed by Brett Morgen, who also directed the excellent documentary about Robert Evans, The Kid Stays in the Picture.

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Music: "Crazy In The Night," Kim Carnes (1985)

"There's a monster on my ceiling, there's a monster on the wall. There are thousands in the closet, now they're coming down the hall"

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WATCH: Japanese people who live in Internet cafes because they can't afford apartments

This short documentary is from a three-part series, "Japan's Disposable Workers."

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95-year-old man breaks 200m sprinting world record for his age group

Charles Eugster, 95, beat the previous record that was set in 2013.

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Animals in Heaven: televangelist explains dead dogs and cats (then asks for your money)

Televangelist Jack Van Impe and Rexella Van Impe impersonate cats and discuss animals in Heaven and talk "arthritis in whales."

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Video: Louis Armstrong, baby doll pitchman (1964)

Watch Mad Men co-producer draw Don Draper

Watch Josh Weltman, co-producer of Mad Men and author of Seducing Strangers, draw Don Draper.

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Video: Trailer for new Kurt Cobain documentary

Watch this powerful extended trailer for Montage of Heck, the Kurt Cobain documentary airing May 4 on HBO.

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A conversation about privacy and trust in open education

For Open Education Week, Jonathan Worth convened a conversation about privacy and trust in open education called Speaking Openly in which educators and scholars recorded a series of videos responding to one another's thoughts on the subject.

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My Magic Kit at Quarterly.co

My most recent Quarterly.co mailing was a magic kit of tricks I selected. I wanted to provided as many high-quality tricks as possible for the $50 cost.

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Music: "Wishing Well," Terence Trent D'Arby (1987)

A wishing well of crocodile cheers.

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"Back to the Future" documentary

Filmmaker Jason Aron created a very compelling trailer for "Back in Time: A Back to the Future Documentary," including interviews with Michael J.

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News reporter mugged on camera

The camera was rolling on SANC News reporter Vuyo Mvokoas as he was mugged while waiting to start a live segment on a street in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Anita Sarkeesian on what she couldn't say

Netflix on NES

As part of a Netflix Hack Day, these fellow demonstrated Netflix access on a Nintendo Entertainment System.

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