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12 Thrilling Facts About ‘Rear Window’

Kristin Hunt

Alfred Hitchcock taught us all the dangers of spying on your neighbors with this 1954 thriller.

Greek Statues Were Once Covered in Colorful Paint

Kirstin Fawcett

Ancient art was a lot more radiant than you might think.

A Computer Can Replicate Individual Handwriting With Impressive Accuracy

Shaunacy Ferro

London-based computer scientists have created an algorithm that can mimic the handwriting of Arthur Conan Doyle, Frida Kahlo, or you and me.

Paid Sick Days Lower the General Flu Rate

Kirstin Fawcett

Unfortunately, many workers aren't able to take a sick day.

Gene Wilder on Wonka, Acting, and His Mother

Chris Higgins

"We have so much time and so little to see. Wait a minute! Strike that. Reverse it. Thank you." -Willy Wonka

iPads May Be Better Than Sedatives for Kids About to Undergo Surgery

Kate Horowitz

Your kid's screen affinity may be a good thing.

9 Feathery Facts About Peacocks

Jessica Hullinger

For the First Time, Ancient Egyptian Texts Available in Rare English Translations

Shaunacy Ferro

Get an unprecedented glimpse into daily life in ancient Egypt.

Why Don't Ants Gain Fat?


If an ant has extra calories, she will share them with her nestmates.

315 Years of the American Slave Trade in 2 Minutes

Shaunacy Ferro

Slate's animated history of the slave ships that crossed the Atlantic with human cargo illuminates the trade's impact on both North and South America.

14 Extreme (And Delicious) Uses For Bacon

Nicole Garner

To get the most out of your bacon, learn to weave it into shapes.

Bea Arthur's Namesake Shelter for Gay Youth to Open by February 2017

Kirstin Fawcett

Arthur left $300,000 to New York City’s Ali Forney Center after her death in 2009.

These Are Monday's Most Amazing 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, August 29.

What Happened to the Physical Copy of the "I Have a Dream" Speech?

Stacy Conradt

For two decades, it was kept inside of a Harry Truman biography for safekeeping.

14 Captivating Facts About Carnivorous Plants

Rosemary Mosco

These plants bite back.