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Can you really name a star or buy land on the moon?According to the International Astronomical Union, paying to name a star or purchasing extraterrestrial real estate will simply get you a ‘temporary feeling of happiness.’

Can you really name a star or buy land on the moon?
According to the International Astronomical Union, paying to name a star or purchasing extraterrestrial real estate will simply get you a ‘temporary feeling of happiness.’

8 videos that prove we’re not the only ones who snoreFrom dogs and cats to hedgehogs and hummingbirds, the animal kingdom is full of noisy sleepers.

8 videos that prove we’re not the only ones who snore
From dogs and cats to hedgehogs and hummingbirds, the animal kingdom is full of noisy sleepers.

5 honey treatments for great skin and hairThe sweet, sticky stuff can boost your beauty regimen, leaving your body glowing.

5 honey treatments for great skin and hair
The sweet, sticky stuff can boost your beauty regimen, leaving your body glowing.

Massive online brain being built for the world’s robotsCould this be the dawn of the robot apocalypse? Researchers are using cloud technology to build a huge online brain for all robots.

Massive online brain being built for the world’s robots
Could this be the dawn of the robot apocalypse? Researchers are using cloud technology to build a huge online brain for all robots.

Could virtual reality convert skeptics into environmentalists?A new breed of virtual reality games promises to not just teach about the environment, but change people’s behaviors too.

Could virtual reality convert skeptics into environmentalists?
A new breed of virtual reality games promises to not just teach about the environment, but change people’s behaviors too.

If Hello Kitty isn’t a cat, what is she?Don’t let that whiskered face fool you. The adorable Japanese character is actually a London third-grader who enjoys baking apple pies.

If Hello Kitty isn’t a cat, what is she?
Don’t let that whiskered face fool you. The adorable Japanese character is actually a London third-grader who enjoys baking apple pies.

The oddly expressive hoodoos of Goblin Valley State Park
Named for its thousands of bizarre, goblin-like rock formations, Utah’s Goblin Valley State Park is a hidden gem in the San Rafael Desert. The goblins, known scientifically as “hoodoos,” were formed through the gradual erosion of Entrada sandstone, which was deposited about 170 millions years ago when the area was situated next to an ancient sea.

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High-tech detective work cracks mystery of Death Valley’s rolling rocksIn keeping with being a weird place, Death Valley’s roaming rocks involve ice in the desert.

High-tech detective work cracks mystery of Death Valley’s rolling rocks
In keeping with being a weird place, Death Valley’s roaming rocks involve ice in the desert.

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9 terrific tide pools across the globe
These tiny ecosystems scatter across coastlines from the Pacific Northwest to the Mediterranean Sea.

Unusual fish that ‘walks’ holds clues to animal evolutionResearchers discovered that bichir raised on land took to walking with more grace than those bichir raised in water.

Unusual fish that ‘walks’ holds clues to animal evolution
Researchers discovered that bichir raised on land took to walking with more grace than those bichir raised in water.