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WWI Centennial: The Zimmermann Telegram

Erik Sass

Erik Sass is covering the events of the war exactly 100 years after they happened. This is the 263rd installment in the series.

Who Said It: Joe Biden or Michael Scott?

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The VP can be kind of a loose cannon and his mouth sometimes gets him in trouble—the same kind of trouble Michael Scott often found at Dunder Mifflin. Can you tell which famous Scranton native said what?

The Pioneering Female Sci-Fi Writer Whose Identity Was Kept Secret for 50 Years

Claire Cock-Starkey

Katharine Burdekin wrote one of the first dystopian novels, but her authorship wasn't revealed until well after her death.

10 Hamilton-Related Documents You Could Own

Hundreds of letters, manuscripts, and other documents belonging to the Founding Father and his family are going up for auction.

How Talk Therapy Can Change Our Brains for the Better

Kate Horowitz

The brains of study participants who used cognitive behavioral therapy showed strengthened connections in regions associated with social perception.

15 of the World’s Most Beautiful Passports

Lindsay Lowe

These 15 countries have transformed their passports into works of art.

Airbus's "Flying Car" Prototype Could Be Ready for Takeoff Within the Year

Michele Debczak

The aircraft would be summoned from your phone like a ride-hailing service.

9 Things You Might Not Know About Catherine Cortez Masto

Jocelyn Sears

As a tourism official, her father green-lighted the Las Vegas slogan “What happens here stays here.”

Time Is Running Out to Apply for Cambridge's LEGO Professorship

Kirstin Fawcett

The professor will research how play affects development and learning.

The Age Most People Stop Buying IKEA Furniture

Shaunacy Ferro

Unsurprisingly, people age out of the popular flat-pack furniture.

New Evidence Suggests D.B. Cooper's Tie May Help Solve a 45-Year Mystery

Jake Rossen

The infamous hijacker, parachutist, and folk hero has never been identified—but Seattle scientists might be getting closer.

5 Ways to Nurse Your Holiday Spending Hangover

Kristin Wong

Over a quarter of Americans said they planned on racking up debt this holiday season. Here's how to get back on track.

Want a Caffeine Boost Without the Acidity? Try Mushroom Coffee

Michele Debczak

There's nothing like the smell of fungus in the morning.

Name That Greek God

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Which Animals Fart? This Google Doc Will Tell You

Shaunacy Ferro

Snakes? Mussels? The animal kingdom is smellier than you might think.

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