Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Wants Everyone to Love Learning

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This past Sunday marked the premier of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, a show that hopes to spark a new generation of explorers with a hunger for knowledge.

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Rob Joyner remembers an American hero.

Odd Times I Cry

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Norbert Brown knows that being a “weepy kind of guy” makes life a more difficult for himself. But at least now, he understands why.

Visit the Hemloft (Video)

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When one guy wanted some adventure in the great outdoors, he built a secret Hemloft.

A Perfect Test

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A San Francisco native travels to the Mississippi Delta for lessons on another America.

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Shark Week: Close Encounters With Jeff Kurr

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Discovery Channel Shark Week producer and shark expert Jeff Kurr has more advice for finding—and avoiding—close encounters of the shark kind on your summer vacation.

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Road Trip: Tips for Making Lifetime Memories

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Jay Palter takes his 9 year olds on a summer road trip the whole family will appreciate now and remember, always.

17 Things You Can Learn From Traveling

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Humans are friendly and honest the vast majority of the time. Taxi drivers outside airports are the exception.

Science: Researchers Guide Lightning With Lasers [@akilshohen]

Taking a page from the Ororo Monroe playbook, we take one step closer to controlling the weather.

My Son Is a Satanist, and I’m Proud of It

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Fivel Rothberg’s son thinks Satan is cooler than God. What’s the big deal?

Science: What Happened When Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson Met Carl Sagan [@neiltyson]

A touching story of two great minds coming together for the first time.