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Astronaut Nick Hague Took a Time Lapse of the Earth From the ISS And This Is What He Saw

By far the best views of Earth are not stunning sunsets artificially created by Snapchat or Instagram filters. It isn't on top of a mountain looking down at the world below. It is from space. And anyone who has been there will tell you, there's nothing that comes close. IF you're still skeptical, you need to check out these time-lapse visuals taken from the International Space Station by Astronaut Nick Hague.

Though the time-lapse is a huge blow for the Flat-Earth movement, because its pretty clear from the video, its round. Maybe we can go back to deciding if the dress is blue or yellow?

Astronaut on the International Space Station takes a timelapse while
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Super Blunt Twitter Thread Demystifies Pooping & Peeing In Space

When  Hugo-Award winning writer Mary Kowal penned a New York Times essay about gender bias in space, she did not expect a wealth of responses claiming that women we kept from space travel due to a lack of adequate bathroom technology. The concept that only women would face issues relieving themselves was so preposterous that Kowal took to Twitter in hopes of enlightening the masses with some serious space potty history. 

In the thread, Kowal manages to destroy some seriously absurd bathroom-related gender bias and teach us a whole lot about the process of pooping and peeing in zero gravity. It's an informative yet wild and wildly funny ride, and really leaves us with the desire to observe a glove of purple piss floating out of a space toilet. If Kowal schooled you as hard as she did us, give her a follow on Twitter. She's got loads more wisdom to share.

Informative thread from Mary Kowal about pooping and peeing in space, gender bias.
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I hope you've got your towels on you, but don't panic if you left it at home; there's still time!  

Today is Towel Day, the annual tribute to Douglas Adams and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.  As you surely must know, the towel is the most useful item an interstellar hitchhiker can carry.  This year, astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti is celebrating the holiday aboard the International Space Station, where she has treated us to a reading about the importance of towels.

You sass that hoopy Samantha Cristoforetti? There's a frood who really knows where her towel is!

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Move over, duct tape, because it's toothbrush's time to shine! Astronauts Sunita Williams and Akihiko Hoshide were having a trouble getting a bolt repaired on the Main Bus Switching Unit (MBSU) of the International Space Station during an 8-hour spacewalk on August 30.

The MBSU is part of the station's framework designed to control the movement of external stowage platforms which house spare parts and equipment. Frustrated with the unit's lack of cooperation, the astronauts turned

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Move over, duct tape, because it's toothbrush's time to shine! Astronauts Sunita Williams and Akihiko Hoshide were having a trouble getting a bolt repaired on the Main Bus Switching Unit (MBSU) of the International Space Station during an 8-hour spacewalk on August 30.

The MBSU is part of the station's framework designed to control the movement of external stowage platforms which house spare parts and equipment. Frustrated with the unit's lack of cooperation, the astronauts turned