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13 Trailblazing Facts About Kamala Harris

Jocelyn Sears

Being a pioneer is nothing new for Kamala Harris.

Get the Perfect Pour-Over with a Super-Smart Electric Kettle

Kate Horowitz

Attention, fussy coffee fans: you’re going to want to see this.

Cotton Swabs Officially Declared Bad for Your Ears

Jake Rossen

Experts agree: Stop sticking things in your ears.

Look Up! Venus Will Be Bright and a Little Strange Tonight

David W Brown

Get your telescope.

Anthropologie is Having a 40% Off Sale

Smart Shopping Team


Researchers Can Now Make Mosquitos Dengue Resistant

Shaunacy Ferro

Mosquitos can be genetically engineered to make them less susceptible to the deadly virus, making them less likely to infect humans.

5 Strange Microbes (and 1 Bonus Organism)

Miss Cellania

The world is teeming with life, and we're always discovering new species—including some that stretch the limits of how we view and classify biological life forms.

When Bond Battled Bond at the 1983 Box Office

Jake Rossen

In 1983, a producer's "bootleg Bond" promised mechanical sharks, Orson Welles, and the return of Sean Connery.

A 'Harry Potter'-Themed Pasta Restaurant Has Opened in New York City

Shaunacy Ferro

Accio spaghetti!

Name the Band From These Lead Singers

Take the quiz!

Genealogy Site FamilyTreeNow Knows Your Addresses and Family Members

Michele Debczak

Here's how you can opt out.

You Have to See Thursday's Best Amazon Deals

Smart Shopping Team

Poop Emoji-Inspired Doughnuts Are Now a Thing

Kirstin Fawcett


Scientists Find More Evidence That Your Appendix Serves a Purpose

Kate Horowitz

A new paper supports the theory that the much-maligned organ may serve as a “safe house” for beneficial bacteria.

8 Actors and Directors Who Did Not Get Along

Jeff Wells

When two highly paid creative visionaries work together, things don’t always go smoothly.