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Morning Cup of Links


Show & Tell: A Book Made From “Washington’s Tree”

Erin Blakemore

George Washington definitely had a thing for trees—or at least his legend did.

13 Mummified Facts about Ötzi the Iceman

Kristina Killgrove

In honor of the 25th anniversary of his discovery.

Retrobituary: Patrick Manson, the Man Who First Linked Mosquitoes to Disease

Ray Cavanaugh

He was the first to figure out that irritating buzz could be a danger sign.

DNA of Ancient Cats Traces the Path of Their Global Conquest

Kate Horowitz

Cats have been using humans for thousands of years.

What Are Toxins?

Michele Debczak

More often than not, detoxing is a job best left to your organs.

FXX to Air All 600 Episodes of 'The Simpsons'

Anna Green

The "Every. Simpsons. Ever." marathon kicks off on Thanksgiving and runs for 13 days straight.

Langston Hughes's Harlem Brownstone to Become Arts Center

Kirstin Fawcett

Hughes lived in the three-story building for the last 20 years of his life.

Create a Custom Budget Based On Your Income and City

Anna Green

The Earth Awaits generates detailed budgets for life in cities around the world.

New York Public Library Installs Tiny Trains to Deliver Books

Michele Debczak

The book-mobile snakes up to the newly-renovated Rose Room.

2016 Ig Nobel Prizes Honor Studies on Rats Wearing Tiny Pants

Bess Lovejoy

The Ig Nobels celebrate research that makes you laugh, then makes you think.

Forceful Fashion: 'Star Wars' Suits Have Arrived

Jake Rossen

Never be underdressed for a 'Star Wars'-themed wedding again.

NASA Will Grab Asteroid Dirt to Bring Back to Earth. Here's How

David W Brown

Thank a robotic arm and a nitrogen gas burst.

Start the Weekend With These Awesome Amazon Deals

Smart Shopping Team

As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, September 23.