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Can You Guess How Old These Natural Species Are?

Photographer Rachel Sussman combines art and science in her journey to capture some of the oldest… >>

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Inside 5 of the World’s Spookiest Places and Haunted Attractions

If you enjoy a real chill, these five spots offer a chance to get close to some of the more grisly… >>

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6 Lego Sculptures That Will Blow Your Mind

In his new book, The Art of the Brick, Nathan Sawaya shows what happens when you take kid stuff… >>

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Here’s What Women Used to Wear to Play Sports

The ladies of yore didn't let long dresses or elaborate hats slow them down. >>

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The World’s Most Unforgettable Royal Gardens

These infamous gardens are more than majestic: They also represent rich, detailed history and… >>

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How to Donate Food So It Won’t Go to Waste

Giving is good, but giving smart is better. Once homeless and hungry, writer Deb Martinson tells us… >>

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5 Judges Who Will Erode Your Faith in the System

Most jurists warrant our respect. Then there are those who shake public trust. >>

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What This Veteran Did for His “Alive Day”

For a new generation of wounded veterans, one day a year is special. It’s the day they didn’t… >>

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The Fascinating Stories Behind 5 Inventions You Use All the Time

How did someone think up the bendable straw, intermittent windshield wipers, the pop-top soda can… >>

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Why You’re Never Too Big to Come Home

A son of Cleveland considers the return of LeBron James to his hometown—and why Ohio kids never… >>

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You Be the Judge: Case of the Forgotten Felon

Officials never told a criminal when to report to jail. Does he have to do time 13 years later? >>

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An Intimate Look at Sea Creatures Large and Tiny

"With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you're connected" to the sea, writes… >>

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The Science Behind a New-Car Smell and 4 Other Powerful Odors

Sure, your nose knows, but shouldn't your brain be informed, too? >>

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7 Extraordinary Animals Rarely Seen by Human Eyes

No ordinary night crawlers, these strange animals are seldom seen in the wild. Here's your chance… >>

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Why Are Starbucks’ Tables Round?

Plus, more ways furniture and your environment can be engineered to mess with your mind. >>

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He Taught His Kids the Family Trade: Robbing Banks

Widower Scott Catt had a secret life as a bank robber. But when he wanted accomplices, he turned to… >>

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5 Secret U.S. Government Operations, Revealed

Get a classified tour of what's happened behind the closed doors of power in Washington: hidden… >>

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Cool Optical Illusions That Make You Look Twice

Believe it: These photographs of cool optical illusions and perspective definitely aren't what they… >>

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Meet Bailey, the Cat Who Loves to Sail

This meezer may be only three years old, but inside he's an old salt who appreciates the many joys… >>