Observatory

Observatory takes a magnifying glass to some of life’s most interesting questions.

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    Prosthetics and puppets and pyrotechnics, oh my!

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    What’s likeliest to kill more than 10 million human beings in the next 20 years? It’s probably not what you’d think.

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    We shouldn’t have spent $43 on this bottle of wine.

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    This video will change the way you look at pigeons.

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    We see police sketches in the news all the time, but do they actually work?

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    MLB games are now longer than epic movies, but it wasn’t always that way.

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    How solar and lunar eclipses work.

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    These gorgeous cat videos come from camera traps — the motion-sensing cameras that researchers are using to monitor endangered and elusive animals.

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    The linguistics behind Kevin Spacey’s Southern accent in House of Cards.