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The Autumn Equinox Happens on September 22

David W Brown

At least in the Northern Hemisphere. (In the Southern? Happy first day of spring!)

Researchers Develop 'Species from Feces' DNA Tool to Identify Bats

Shaunacy Ferro

Northern Arizona University scientists created a DNA barcoding tool that can pinpoint a bat's species from its poop.

10 Fan-Designed LEGO Sets That You Can Help Get Made

Rebecca Pahle

From the Blues Mobile to a life-size human skull, these are 10 LEGO sets we'd love to see happen.

Leak Reveals That North Korea Only Has 28 Websites

Michele Debczak

North Korea's internet is much smaller than we thought.

How Climate Change Shaped Human Migration Out of Africa

Kate Horowitz

A new study says our prehistoric ancestors dispersed across the globe in waves inspired by dramatic changes in the world’s climate.

‘Back to the Future’ Fan Theory Suggests the Trilogy is an Elaborate Chiasmus

Rudie Obias

This is heavy!

Get Wednesday's Best Amazon Deals While You Can

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 21.

The Secret Cave in Central Park—And Why It Was Sealed

Stacy Conradt

The Tom Sawyer-esque hideout was a big hit with both children and adults.

Nike’s Self-Lacing Sneakers Go On Sale November 28

Shaunacy Ferro

It's the 21st century. We shouldn't have to tie our own shoes.

You Can Now Save Your Photo Edits as Drafts on Instagram

Shaunacy Ferro

And you don’t need to update the app to activate the new feature.

A Turkish Company Built a Working Transformer

Jake Rossen

It's a robot in disguise—as a very slow-moving car.

How The Emoticon Was Invented

Stacy Conradt

It all started with a :-)

12 Thought-Provoking Quotes from H.G. Wells

Stacy Conradt

As one of the founding fathers of science fiction, Herbert George Wells certainly had a lot to say about the human race.

Church Wants to Sell Building Containing Rare Keith Haring Stairway Mural

Kirstin Fawcett

The stairwell art depicts Haring's signature dancing figures, radiant babies, and dogs.

Newsletter Alerts You to the Asteroid Flybys Happening Almost Daily

Michele Debczak

Now, there’s an easy way to keep tabs on the notable space rocks that zoom past the planet without purchasing a high-powered telescope.