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This Company Wants To Build A Space Hotel By 2025

Plans are already underway for the Von Braun space hotel, a rotating space station that will orbit the Earth and house tourists and researchers. The Gateway Foundation says that it will be up and running by 2025, but we have serious doubts about that. We think you're going to have to keep your holidays Earth-bound for now. 

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Move Over Stephen Hawking, Ivanka Trump Is The Internet's New Favorite Scientist

We didn't ask for more Trump family memes, but they keep on making it so easy. This time the subject is Ivanka, following an Instagram post of her playing with some beakers in Iowa while promoting her dad's infrastructure plan. The image looks an awful lot like an awkward stock photo, and has been receiving flack for effectively engaging in "science cosplay." While we like the idea of Ivanka attending a cosplaying convention, we're more interested in the memes the internet had to offer.

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Tim Allen Is Getting Roasted For His Deep Thoughts On Evolution

Home Improvement star Tim Allen has crawled out of a hole to share some controversial thoughts about the theory of evolution. The actor took to twitter to pose the question "If we evolved from apes why are there still apes." We may not scientists, but we still know there is a LOT wrong with that statement. And Twitter seems to agree. 

Collection of Twitter memes about Tim Allen's evolution tweets.
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Boeing Capsule Succeeds In Abort Test

Boeing's Starliner capsule has just completed an abort test when a test dummy inside the capsule parachuted to Earth from almost a mile high. Although only two of three parachutes were deployed, NASA said that the test was successful. This is another step closer to getting more people in space and on other planets. And that's exciting. 


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This Robot Relies on Human Reflexes For Balance

Contrary to what science fiction predicted robotics in 2019 would be like, robots are nowhere near being autonomous yet (although they are able to do some pretty cool things). It's taken researchers a long time to get robots to be able to walk like humans - so getting them to respond to different environments with fast reflexes is even further away than our hopeful ancestors imagined. But these researchers are looking at things in a different way, and a robot that can walk and balance like a human may be closer than we thought it was. 

new robot can balance with the help of a human friend
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30 Entertaining Memes For A Variety Of Intellectual Levels

This meme dump has got it all: arguably dumb shitposts, relatable memes, and then we've got the memes for the philosophersand history buffs. If there isn't something here for you then we seriously have to question your sense of humor.  

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Cookie Oven Sent To ISS So Astronauts Can Bake Cookies

In the latest update of random things being sent to the International Space Station, the six astronauts living in the International Space Station (ISS) have been sent a cookie oven (which must be a lot more exciting than that time when they were sent cement). For the first time, astronauts will be able to bake cookies in space. I'm betting the prospect of eating fresh cookies is pretty exciting for them after months of eating packaged space food

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Best Thirteen Mechanical GIFs This Week

Yep, it's that time again. Time for the week's best mechanical GIFs from Reddit's r/mechanical_gifs. This week we've got a sweet little collection of 100% mechanical, non-organic GIFs for those of you who love seeing machinery work like clockwork. Sit back and enjoy these mechanical wonders. 

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Landslides On Mars Might Not Be Sign Of Life After All

When scientists found what looked like a landslide on Mars, they thought they stumbled upon evidence that water, and therefore life, might have existed on Mars in the past. However, recent studies show that this probably isn't the case. It looks like we're not any closer to extraterrestrial life yet (but there's still hope).

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20 Insane Facts to Make You Seem Smarter at Parties

Here are some more shocking facts that will make your friends think you're intelligent until they also read this.

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11 Highly Questionable Snapple "Real Fact" Memes

Sometimes the best memes are the most simple. These Photoshop parodies of beverage giant Snapple's "Real Facts" campaign are living proof of this theory. 

Funny photoshop memes about Snapple "Real Facts" snapple caps,
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