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10 Behind-the-Scenes 'Star Wars' Bloopers

Kirstin Fawcett

Here's what happens when the Force isn't with you.

5 Questions: Fell Off the Resolution "Wagon"

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Pass rate:75 %
Backwards navigation:Forbidden

Famous Giant Sequoia Topples in California Storm

Shaunacy Ferro

The giant tree had a tunnel big enough to drive through.

WWI Centennial: Germany’s Fateful Gamble

Erik Sass

Erik Sass is covering the events of the war exactly 100 years after they happened. This is the 262nd installment in the series.

Fun With the Great American Word Mapper

Arika Okrent

The addictive tool uses geolocation and statistical clustering techniques to map the top 100,000 words used on Twitter in 2014.

How the Global Bird-Poop Trade Created a Traveling Mummy Craze

Kristina Killgrove

Bird poop has been a favored fertilizer for centuries—and, it turns out, is an excellent preserver of human flesh.

This Ingenious Snow Shovel Design Makes Clearing Your Driveway a Breeze

Kirstin Fawcett

The Snow Wolf is designed to reduce your risk of injury while clearing your driveway.

Doctors Find a Tiny Brain Growing Inside a Teenager's Ovary

Kate Horowitz

Japanese surgeons spotted the teratoma while performing a routine appendectomy.

8 Simple Ways to Speed Up Your Smartphone

Rudie Obias

Much like computers, smartphones can start to slow down after years, or even months, of use.

Amazon Fresh and More Online Grocers Will Soon Accept Food Stamps

Jake Rossen

Residents of select states will soon be able to pay for Amazon Fresh and other services with government assistance.

What Makes the Center of Ice Cubes White?

Quora

Blame it on oxygen.

Librarian Creates Fake Patron to Keep Books on Shelves

Michele Debczak

The fictional "Chuck Finley" checked out 2361 books last year.

'Dumpster Fire' and 4 Other Words of the Year Chosen by The American Dialect Society

Arika Okrent

These words capture the zeitgeist of 2016 in a variety of categories.

A 3300-Pound Flying Car Could Evacuate People Remotely

Shaunacy Ferro

The drone, scheduled to be released in 2020, just had its first test flight.

10 Years Ago Today, Steve Jobs Announced the iPhone

Kirstin Fawcett

Time to reminisce about your first smartphone.

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