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Close Encounters With Congress?

October 21, 2017

The Apollo 11 space module floating above the moon. Next-generation space queries may tend toward the political: Do the extraterrestrial beings have political action committees? Are there extraterrestrial lobbyists?

A congressional candidate in Florida has said she was taken aboard a spaceship when she was 7 years old. She does not mean at Disney World.

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Katharine Hepburn’s Brownies: A Recipe For Home-Wrecking?

September 24, 2017

Brownies in a pan, ready to be served.

Two years ago in The New York Times’ food section, Sydne Newberry commented on this recipe – and the bittersweet end to her marriage. The comment went on to become Internet legend.

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Tree surgeon branches out with own ‘Little Britain’ in Germany

September 5, 2017

KRETZHAUS, Germany (Reuters) – An English tree surgeon has reacted to Brexit by transforming his German home into a quirky homage to Britain, complete with red telephone boxes and a life-size model of Queen Elizabeth.

Haunting ‘Marjorie Prime’ Is Suffused With Forgiveness And Despair

August 23, 2017

The new film is set in the near future, when people can purchase holographic versions of their dead loved ones. This drama isn’t about technology – it’s sci-fi as a means of exploring our inner lives.

Harvard Law alumni directory lists Scaramucci as dead

August 1, 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Anthony Scaramucci is having a bad week. He was fired as President Donald Trump’s communications director – and listed as dead in Harvard Law School’s alumni directory.

Lights Off, Blankets Out: Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight

April 21, 2017

Conditions are expected to be ideal for viewing the Lyrid meteor shower on Friday night and Saturday morning.This long-exposure photograph taken on April 23, 2015, shows the Lyrid meteors passing near the Milky Way in the clear night sky near Yangon, Myanmar.

Conditions on Friday night and before dawn on Saturday should be ideal for spotting the streaks of space debris – leftover particles from a comet that was last seen in 1861.

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Malala Named Youngest UN Messenger Of Peace

April 12, 2017

Already a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, 19-year-old Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai has been named the youngest ever UN Messenger of Peace. What do you think?

Ex-Secretary Of State Advocates Causes Not Key On Modern Republic Agenda

April 5, 2017

James Baker–who served in two Republican White Houses–is writing about causes that don’t figure prominently on the modern Republican agenda. He’s advocating a global ban on the sale of ivory.

New U.S. spelling bee rules aim to prevent T-I-E-S

April 4, 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scripps National Spelling Bee winners aced “gesellschaft” and “feldenkrais” to be named co-champions of last year’s competition, but it was the word “tie” that gave organizers a headache.

Rolling In The Deep

March 31, 2017

In this parody of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” clues are rewritten to be about things you could find in the sea.