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We May Soon Do All Our Shopping on Facebook Chat

Anna Green

You never have to call 1-800-Flowers again.

10 Big Facts About Toronto’s CN Tower

Miriam Porter

Don't look down!

Most Languages Use the Same Sounds for Certain Words, Study Finds

Shaunacy Ferro

Concepts like "nose" and "tongue" share some of the same sounds no matter what language you're listening to.

Sweden Introduces a Tax Break for Repairing Goods Instead of Tossing

Shaunacy Ferro

Sweden only sends one percent of its trash to landfills, but the Swedish government is doing even more to make sure nothing gets thrown away.

First Degas Retrospective in Nearly 30 Years to Arrive in Houston

Kirstin Fawcett

"Degas: A New Vision” will showcase around 200 works created throughout the French artist's career.

The Tiger Who Came To Tea … In The Middle of Rural Yorkshire

Paul Anthony Jones

Fenella was permitted to run wild in the fields around the village, where she reportedly made friends with a local cart horse and apparently had a fondness for climbing trees to take a nap.

Water Bears’ DNA Makes Them Practically Indestructible

Kate Horowitz

A new study suggests we could someday borrow the tardigrade’s resilience to use in our own flimsy bodies.

Uncovering Thieves’ Cant, the Elizabethan Slang of the Underworld

Meg Van Huygen

This secretive jargon was deliberately designed to confuse the authorities.

Cultural Program in Berlin Offers Arabic Museum Tours to Refugees

Michele Debczak

There have been more than 4000 visitors so far.

New Ken Burns Film Tells Story of U.S. Couple’s Rescue of Jewish Refugees

Jordan Rosenfeld

We spoke to Artemis Joukowsky, co-director with Ken Burns of "Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War," a documentary debuting on PBS tonight, September 20, about his grandparents’ heroic past.

12 Fresh-Baked Facts About Entenmann's

Jeff Wells

How often do bakers get into the wine business?

Don't Miss Tuesday's Most Incredible 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 20.

Memory Overload: SanDisk Announces New Massive 1 Terabyte SD Card

Jake Rossen

Now you can record your kitten doing adorable things for 1000 straight hours.

Archaeologists Discover Pot With 3000-Year-Old Burnt Cheese

Anna Green

An ancient kitchen mishap proves that culinary incompetence is timeless.

President Obama Names First-Ever Marine Monument in the Atlantic Ocean

Kate Horowitz

New England’s Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument is home to chubby octopuses, ancient sharks, and underwater chasms deeper than the Grand Canyon.