Just hand up when scammers make the call

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Just Hang Up - or don’t even answer the phone is the best advice when persist and aggressive scammers call. And call. And call.

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Five 'Back To The Future 2' Predictions That Came True

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Back to the Future 2 premiered in 1989, and the movie attempted to visualize what the world might in fact look like in the year 2015. Predictions like flying cars being the norm, and the ability to cook a pizza in seconds using a Rehydrator are yet to come true. Even though the movie displayed plenty of inaccuracies, it did get a few things right.

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Night photography during the Perseid Meteor Shower

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Cloud cover spoiled viewing for many in Southeast South Dakota last night but opportunities abound for night photography.

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Full Buzz Aldrin Interview

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South Dakota Public Broadcasting news reporter Chynna Lockett had a chance to sit down with legendary Astronaut Buzz Aldrin over the weekend in Rapid City. Here is the full interview she had with him.

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Watch: Heating Ravioli With Lava

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See what happens when Bryan Lowry of Lavapix tries heating a can of Chef Boyardee Ravioli with hot lava. 

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NOVA: Why Sharks Attack

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Will analyzing the hunting instincts of this endangered predator reduce deadly attacks? This episode of PBS Nova originally aired on May 7, 2014. In the spirit of "Shark Week," here's an exploration into why sharks attack.

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Six Tips For Taking Phone Pictures of Fireworks

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The 4th of July is just a few days away, and many people will spend the holiday shooting off fireworks to celebrate America’s independence. In today’s world, it’s common for people to take photos of anything and everything. This includes taking photos of fireworks on the 4th of July.

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How Do You Perform an X-Ray on an Elephant?

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How do vets operate in some of the most remote places on Earth? In Laos Thongkhoon the elephant has been shot in the leg. 25-year-old British vet Will Thomas needs to try and remove the bullet and get the infection that it’s caused under control, but it’s not easy. Being a veterinarian out in this remote location takes some improvisation.

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NPR's Skunk Bear: How To Make Lava

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NPR's Skunk Bear traveled to the state of New York for a special in depth look at the Syracuse University Lava Project.

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Giving an Underwater Ultrasound to a Manta Ray

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At the Charaumi Aquarium in Okinawa vet and inventor Dr. Keiichi Ueda performs an underwater ultrasound on a manta ray to find out if she’s pregnant. It’s not an easy task as manta rays have to keep swimming to breathe.

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Hand Transplant, DNA, and a Backwards Heart

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Repost from "The Moth Radio Hour"

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