That Awkward Moment When You Realize That The Moderator Has No Choice But To Fact-Check You

Fact-checking by moderators never happens in debates. EVER. So imagine our surprise when Mitt went so far over the line he actually forced Candy Crowley’s hand.

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First You See The Amazing Things We Used To Do. Then You See The Sad Reality.

Space is vast and mysterious and kind of generally mind-freakingly amazing. And yet, we’re not really trying to get there anymore. Neil deGrasse Tyson isn’t too pleased about that.

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How Carl Sagan Used His NASA Connections To Get A Picture Of The Earth From 3.7 Billion Miles Away

Hey, NASA? Yeah, it’s Carl. Hey, can you do me a quick favor?

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A Terrible Disease Kills Thousands Every Year. Let's Stop Pretending It's Cute.

There are over 200,000 new cases of breast cancer every year. And despite what some organizations might want you to think, beating the disease has nothing to do with wearing pink and buying specially branded lemonade and perfume. It’s going to take much, much more and many more people like these women.

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4 Insanely Important Issues You Won't See In The News

It’s a big world out there, and there’s always plenty going on. So you’d think having at least a half-dozen 24/7 cable news networks would mean there’s plenty of airtime to cover the issues that matter. But time after time, they seem to choose the exact wrong thing to talk about, leaving us with a media environment that looks an awful lot like this. 

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Ever Read A Text Message That Changed Your Life? These Women Get Those Every Day.

Every mom’s gotta do what she’s gotta do to help her family. These ladies, who happen to be from one of the oldest tribes in the world, are no different. Just like us, they rely on the latest tech stuff to get it done. But they’ve flipped it in a super-cool way so they’re not only raking in cash for their little ones but can also enjoy tea time with the girls while doing so. Now that’s what I call a group of snazzy multitasking, millennial mamas.

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Social Media Shines A Bright Light On How To Save Wild Animals, But It's Also Got A Dark Side

People’s passion to save animals is a beautiful thing — until it isn’t. (Heads up: Some content is NSFW.)

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Women Deserve To Have Sex For Fun, So A Feminist Helped Make That Happen With A New Product

One of the biggest surprises in this story for me: People who were against the pill were worried that women would forget their place in society and may even have sex for fun. *The horror* (said in my sarcasm font). Listen to this entire show, but if you want to hear the parts I thought were surprising, you can skip to 12:40 and listen through the end. It’s pretty ironic that the debate has not really changed, right?

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This Old-Timey Car Is An Outrageous Reminder Of How Evil Oil Companies Are

This steam-powered car is just another outrageous example of how the oil industry has systematically been destroying any attempt at alternative-fuel-based energy. To explore the topic in more depth, check out the excellent documentary “Who Killed the Electric Car?,” which explores GM’s role in preventing electric vehicles from entering the market.

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If Ever You Were Confused About Evolution, Here's An Answer To Your Every Question

Evolution isn’t an easy concept to wrap your head around, and some people spend years studying the facets of what makes something evolve. If you don’t have that kinda time in your schedule, this video ought to help.

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