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This New Hubble Pic Takes Us Halfway to the Edge of the Universe

This New Hubble Pic Takes Us Halfway to the Edge of the Universe

This is a new picture taken by the Hubble Telescope that shows us the universe in more detail than we've ever seen it. It's a 14-hour exposure that shows objects at various stages and distances in cosmic history—showing tiny objects that would appear a billion times fainter if looked upon with our weak human eyes.

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April 17th

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Sesame Workshop has launched Sesame GO, which is basically an all-you-can-Elmo web-based Netflix for

Sesame Workshop has launched Sesame GO, which is basically an all-you-can-Elmo web-based Netflix for Sesame Street for $4/month or $30/year. This message has been brought to you by the letter A for adorable.

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Leslie Horn

April 8th

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Modest Mouse: The World At Large

Modest Mouse's 2004 album, Good News for People Who Love Bad News turns 10 years-old this month. It's okay to feel old. It's okay to feel a bit nostalgic.

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Leslie Horn

April 7th

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Slomo: Why You See a Retired Doctor Skating Around San Diego Every Day

Slomo: Why You See a Retired Doctor Skating Around San Diego Every Day

If you visit Pacific Beach in San Diego, you might spy an older dude skating in slow motion along the boardwalk. Known as "Slomo," man's been mistaken for many things through the years—homeless, insane, etc.—but he's actually there very much on purpose. This short New York Times doc is his strange, inspiring story.

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Leslie Horn

April 2nd

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Gmail Is 10 Years Old Today

Gmail Is 10 Years Old Today

Take heed, because there's a lot of bad stuff out there on the internet today. But there's one thing that's very good and useful: it's Gmail, and today your favorite email service is celebrating its tenth birthday.

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Leslie Horn

April 1st

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Amazon's Streaming Device: Everything We Think We Know

Amazon's Streaming Device: Everything We Think We Know

Amazon is hosting a TV-centric event in New York on Wednesday, where it will most likely reveal a streaming device. So what's that lil' thing going to look like? Here are the mostly likely answers to your biggest questions.

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Leslie Horn

April 1st

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Most Beautiful Items: March 14 – 21, 2014

Most Beautiful Items: March 14 - 21, 2014

Guys, you guys! It's finally spring! Or at least it is, technically speaking. You might still be sitting under a massive crap clump of snow, but there's plenty to ease your mind. A walking city that looks like it came out of the movie Up? Sure. Massive mist cannons in the bowels of NYC keeping the air clean? That works too. Come check 'em out below:

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Leslie Horn

March 22nd

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I Want These Bizarre Prints of Brains and Butterflies On My Walls

I Want These Bizarre Prints of Brains and Butterflies On My Walls

These prints—by graphic artist Bedelgeuse—are weird and magical and beautiful and I want them on my walls. The technical term for this style of art is up for debate—is it collage or illustration?—but you definitely can file these prints under "can't stop looking."

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Leslie Horn

March 20th

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The United States of Coffee Chains

The United States of Coffee Chains

Big shocker here: according to Flowing Data's map of U.S. coffee chains, Starbucks dominates across the entire U.S., and Dunkin Donuts has a massive foothold on the East Coast. Apparently that stereotype about Boston residents loving their DD is true.

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Leslie Horn

March 18th

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Wes Anderson Is Obsessed With Symmetry: A Supercut

Whether it's Richie Tennenbaum's face or the Fantastic Mr. Fox's tree home, Wes Anderson is obsessed with symmetry. Don't believe it? Just watch this supercut. That's some very, very impressive attention to detail. [FastCo]

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Leslie Horn

March 17th

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