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For nearly all American children, shimmying around the White House in your tights or roaming its historic, hidden rooms will always remain a fantasy. But a handful of kids really have made the presidential residence their playground. A series of rare 2008 photos, posted by NBC’s TODAY show, capture the Obama daughters sliding down a […]

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Well, something good actually happened because of Donald Trump‘s tweets, but don’t get used to it.  Following a couple early morning tweets dismissing Rep. John Lewis, March, the Georgia congressman’s graphic novel memoir, leaped to the top of Amazon’s bestsellers list.  SEE ALSO: Can we please stop branding compassion as ‘liberal elitism?’ Presumably after Trump […]

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Donald Trump’s inauguration may be sparsely attended. Not only has the president-elect struggled to find a single (genuine) celebrity to perform, but also a growing number of Democratic congresspeople are declaring they will not show up at his swearing in on Jan. 20. Following Trump’s harsh words on Saturday about Representative John Lewis of Georgia, […]

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX just proved that they’re still one of the best in the rocket launching game. On Saturday, after a more than four month hiatus, SpaceX successfully launched its first Falcon 9 rocket since an explosion in September forced them to ground all flights.  SEE ALSO: SpaceX returns to flight in style, launching satellites […]

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SpaceX is back.  Elon Musk’s private space company just successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket to space following an explosion in Sept. that had halted its launch operations.  The company returned to flight in style, too, by landing its seventh rocket stage back on Earth after delivering a payload to space. The landing was a […]

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With less than a week left before President-elect Donald Trump takes office, emotions are running high for the Obama family. As President Barack Obama lives out the final days of his second term, he’s reflecting on the highs and lows, the groundbreaking accomplishments and the unbearable disappointments he faced during his time in office. Grab […]

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If there’s one thing Donald Trump has taught us since his presidential campaign began, it’s think before you tweet. On Saturday morning, Trump’s latest controversial social media actions came in the form of two tweets targeting Civil Rights icon and U.S. Representative for Georgia John Lewis, claiming the man is “all talk and no action […]

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It’s make or break time for SpaceX. The Elon Musk-founded spaceflight company is planning to launch a clutch of communications satellites to orbit aboard a Falcon 9 rocket on Saturday. This is the company’s first launch since a Falcon 9 blew up on its pad during what should have been a routine test five months […]

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A private company you probably haven’t heard of just announced that it has the money it needs to shoot for the moon, literally. Moon Express — one of the teams competing to win the $30 million Google Lunar X Prize — says that it has now raised enough money to build, test and launch its […]

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Researchers in Australia finally caught on camera what they were looking for: a new species of seadragon in its natural habitat.  Footage released this week in Marine Biodiversity Records shows the elusive”Ruby Seadragon” in the waters off Australia’s remote west coast. “I fully expected that we knew all the seadragon species that are out there, […]

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Black authors have long documented their struggles and triumphs as a way to lift up their community. But in a society that still largely champions white narratives, their books are often overlooked — making it hard for black readers to find their lives represented in mainstream literature. A new subscription box service called Noir Reads […]

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A Syrian refugee who made headlines after he took a selfie with German Chancellor Angela Merkel is suing Facebook for its alleged failure to remove photos falsely linking him to terrorism. SEE ALSO: Clutching their child, refugee couple lies down on train track in desperate protest 19-year-old Anas Modamani took the pic of himself with […]

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In 2015, researchers discovered a new species of seadragon, a kind of marine fish related to pipefish and seahorses. Josefin Stiller, a graduate student at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego discovered the little ruby friend, dubbed the “Ruby Seadragon” by analyzing the DNA of preserved specimens. Until now, […]

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