The Universe’s Most Far-Out Storage Facility: The Story of the Voyager Program & the Voyager Golden Record

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The Voyager program is probably the most ambitious interstellar project ever conceived. The endeavor began on July 1, 1972 and was originally titled the Mariner Jupiter/Saturn 1977 mission. The plan was to have two spacecrafts, the Voyager 1 and 2, complete flybys of Jupiter and Saturn to collect various bits of scientific data about these planets. Maybe that doesn’t sound …

Why Beer Lovers Are Aging Their Beers Like Wine

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It’s no secret that we’re smack dab in the middle of the Golden Age of craft beer. Early pioneers in the microbrew scene like Anchor, New Albion, Sierra Nevada, and Sam Adams, began brewing more flavorful and meticulously crafted beers throughout the 70s and 80s, introducing a small population of Americans to a brand-new world of hops and grains that …

Did You Know the Octopus Decorates Its Home?

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The American interior design industry brings in somewhere around $18 billion a year and employs over 145,00 people. That’s a heck of a lot of money, energy, and time devoted to making people’s houses as beautiful, comfortable, and impressive as they can be. Though it might seem like home decorating is a skill that only humans, with our ability for …

Why Is Whiskey Aged for So Many Years?

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Whiskey lovers around the world will tell you that the longer a whiskey is aged the better it’ll taste. All of those distinctive flavors that whiskey connoisseurs adore in their tipple—tobacco, leather, vanilla, cedar, smoke, peat, caramel—are imparted to the “white dog,” or raw whiskey, by the barrel used to store the spirit. Whiskey in its purest form is pretty …

Fed Up with Moving? Learn How to Move Your House to You

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Like filing your taxes, waiting in an airport security line, or navigating your way through gridlock traffic, moving is one of those necessary headaches of life that everyone anticipates with more than a little dread. We’ve all been there: the mountains of cardboard boxes, the tangled balls of packing tape, the car backseats stuffed to the roof.