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How Long Does it Take for Food to Spoil?

Rebecca OConnell

Don't leave it up to chance.

You Can Now Book Your Uber Rides in Advance in NYC

Shaunacy Ferro

Need to go to the airport next Tuesday at 5 a.m.? No problem.

How 5 Popular Candy Bars Got Their Names

Mental Floss UK

You know a Twix is delicious, but do you know where its name originated?

How You Can Use Your Long Commute to Your Advantage

Kirstin Fawcett

Use the time to focus on your professional goals.

15 Royal Facts About 'The Fisher King'

Roger Cormier

Studio note: Robin Williams is too hairy.

See Literary Figures Rendered in Byzantine Icon Style

Shaunacy Ferro

What would Walt Whitman look like as a religious figure?

Conservationist Recruits RC Cars to Protect the Desert Tortoise

Michele Debczak

Each "Guardian Angel" rover can be controlled from the web.

Scientists Decipher Charred Biblical Scroll Using 'Virtual Unwrapping'

Michele Debczak

The scroll was reduced to charcoal 1400 years ago.

9 Amazing Statues You Can Only See Underwater

Claire Cock-Starkey

Across the world statues have been sunk into the oceans for a variety of reasons—as memorials, to offer protection to a fragile marine environment, or simply as beautiful art.

Up for Auction: A Gilded Age Mansion With a Storied Past

Kirstin Fawcett

Wyndclyffe Castle in Rhinebeck, New York, is said to have inspired the phrase "keeping up with the Joneses."

If You Want to Stay in a 5-Star Hotel for Cheap, Go to Reno

Shaunacy Ferro

A new survey finds that the Nevada city is the cheapest place to get a luxury hotel room in the U.S.

Solved: The Mystery of Identity Thief Lori Erica Ruff

Jake Rossen

A six-year cold case was just cracked by a former nuclear physicist.

7 Things Your Homeowners Insurance Likely Doesn't Cover

Kristin Wong

Should the unexpected happen, you want to make sure you know what's covered—and what's not.

You Can Turn Your Deleted Food Photos Into Real Meals for the Hungry

Michele Debczak

Clean out your Instagram library for a good cause.

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan Commit $3 Billion to Eradicating Disease

Kate Horowitz

Physician, educator, and philanthropist Priscilla Chan and her husband, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, have announced a wildly ambitious $3 billion plan to “eliminate, cure, or prevent disease” by the

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