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Fabien Cousteau Resurfaces After 31 Days Underwater

Fabien Cousteau Resurfaces After 31 Days Underwater

Originally posted 07/03/2014 10:10AM

Fabien Cousteau says his 31-day underwater living experiment in the Florida Keys was a monumental success that used tools of which his famous ocean explorer grandfather could only dream.

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'Manhattanhenge' Is Thursday: Here's How to See It

'Manhattanhenge' Is Thursday: Here's How to See It

Originally posted 05/29/2014 05:00PM

Manhattanhenge returns Thursday night for the first of two 2014 engagements. If you're in New York City, here's how best to properly experience Neil deGrasse Tyson's astronomical holiday.

1. Be in Manhattan for the sunset. We cannot overstate how important this is. The event is not called Brooklynhenge (though we imagine a band with such a name will be popping up any day now), nor Queenshenge, nor Bronxhenge nor Statenhenge. The setting sun aligns with Manhattan's street grid only – sorry, outer boroughs.

2. Choose a street. Certain streets are better for this purpose than others. 42nd Street at Tudor City is widely regarded as the best place to see Manhattanhenge, which results in hilarious images like this.

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Hear What Morgan Freeman's Voice Sounds Like on Helium

Originally posted 05/24/2014 04:00PM

[YOUTUBE "DCpsusTta4w"] Morgan Freeman's voice is so familiar from film roles, documentaries and commercials that it's a surprise to hear it altered in any way, like if someone added googly eyes to the Mona Lisa.

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Everything You Need to Know About the 'Blood Moon' Lunar Eclipse

Everything You Need to Know About the 'Blood Moon' Lunar Eclipse

Originally posted 04/14/2014 05:00PM

A "blood moon" lunar eclipse will occur in the night sky a few hours after midnight Tuesday, and as with many natural phenomena, people have a lot of questions.

Below, we will answer every possible question you may have about the blood moon.

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A Mysterious Cherry Tree in Japan Is Growing Faster After Going to Space

A Mysterious Cherry Tree in Japan Is Growing Faster After Going to Space

Originally posted 04/11/2014 02:00PM

It's just like the movie The Astronaut's Wife only instead of Johnny Depp, it's a Japanese cherry tree that's acting strangely after coming back from space.

The 4-year-old tree, grown from seeds that spent nearly a year on the International Space Station, shocked monks at a Buddhist temple in Giju, Japan, by blossoming in early April – what they say is years ahead of schedule. The cherry blossom tree had been predicted to take 10 years to bloom.

Additionally, the tree's flowers have bloomed unexpectedly, with five petals per bud rather than the 30 petals its parent displays.

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Cosmos's Neil deGrasse Tyson Is Happy to Be a Nerd Sex Symbol

Neil deGrasse Tyson Is Happy to Be a Nerd Sex Symbol

Originally posted 03/16/2014 08:30PM

Not since Steve Urkel's suave alter ego Stefan has there been a man of science in pop culture who also happens to be crush-worthy. Enter the new host of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson.

At age 55 and married with two teenage kids, the esteemed astrophysicist might not seem like the typical heartthrob. But truth be told, he has a host of admirers.

"It started about 14 years and 25 pounds ago," Tyson tells PEOPLE. "In 2000, I was featured in PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive issue as the Sexiest Astrophysicist." Despite the accolade, "I didn't get big-headed about that," Tyson says, laughing. "You know, considering the category, it's not like I was the sexiest action star or anything."

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