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    Moon Mysteries and Myths Quiz

    For every fact we know about the moon there are a hundred superstitions, legends, and mysteries. See how well you know your lunar lore.

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    Brain Quiz

    Are you a brain when it comes to the brain? Find out with this quiz and give your gray matter a workout in the process.

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    Solar System Quiz

    Our solar system is filled with mysterious and often mind-blowing phenomena. Do you know asteroids from meteoroids and Venus from Mars?

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    Stress Quiz

    How much do you know about stress and how it affects your body? Take the quiz and find out—but don't stress about it.

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    Air and Space Quiz

    Think you know the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum inside and out? Test your aeronautics IQ with our carefully curated questions.

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    Moon Landing Quiz

    How much do you know about U.S. Apollo missions?

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    Herschel Space Observatory Running On Empty

    After three years of scouring the universe for evidence of the most distant galaxies, the Herschel Space Observatory is running out of fuel.

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    Chasing the Total Solar Eclipse

    When the Moon slips between the Earth and Sun this week, Slovak astronomer Vojtech Rusin will be ready on a hotel balcony in Cairns, Australia to witness his 19th total solar eclipse.

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    A Grand Tour of the Universe

    Armchair astronomers this kind of atlas—a series of maps and charts that evokes the ability to navigate a place, usually by ship or some sort of vehicle, is for you. In this case all you need is imagination.

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How to Feed Our Growing Planet

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    Feed the World

    National Geographic explores how we can feed the growing population without overwhelming the planet in our food series.

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  • Explaining Stillbirth

    A new study on marmoset monkeys offers some hints about the causes of stillbirth.


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    Life and Death in a Bird E.R.

    The Wild Bird Fund is the only center in New York City to nurse birds and treat their injuries. The goal is to release the birds back into the wild. Video.

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    Be the First to Own Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

    The updated companion book to Carl Sagan's Cosmos, featuring a new forward by Neil deGrasse Tyson is now available. Proceeds support our mission programs, which protect species, habitats, and cultures.

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