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Who Was Old King Cole? (And Why Was He Such A Merry Old Soul?)

Paul Anthony Jones

No matter how fine his fiddlers’ fiddles might have been, and no matter how merry the king himself may have been, one question remains: Who on earth was Old King Cole?

Rent a Room in a Historic UK Landmark—for a Lower Price Than Most Hotels

Shaunacy Ferro

A British charity preserves historic architecture as vacation lodging.

6 Quick Tips for Buying a New Mattress

Erin McCarthy

Mattresses are a long term commitment: They last about a decade. So when you go to buy a new one, you really don’t want to screw it up.

Hunting Meteorites in Antarctica

Kate Horowitz

The Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET) has been sending scientists into the snowy field since 1976.

When Mr. Rogers Gave George Romero His First Paying Gig

Stacy Conradt

Romero called 'Mr. Rogers Gets a Tonsillectomy' "the scariest film I’ve ever made." Rogers called 'Dawn of the Dead' "a lot of fun."

Try These Equipment-Free Exercises to Improve Your Posture

Anna Green

Better posture—and less back pain—in four minutes.

Bunk-Filled Bus Lets Passengers Sleep From San Francisco to LA

Michele Debczak

One-way trips started at less than $50.

Toyota and DEKA are Developing a New Stair-Climbing Wheelchair

Anna Green

Toyota and Segway-inventor Dean Kamen want to revolutionize the wheelchair.

Award-Winning Wristband Measures Blood Alcohol Content Through Sweat

Michele Debczak

The device just received a $200,000 prize.

A Study-Backed Technique for Remembering Your To-Do List

Shaunacy Ferro

Look for a clue to associate with your intention to do something later.

Octopuses, Cuttlefish, and Squid Are Thriving in Warming Waters

Kate Horowitz

An octopus uprising seems more possible with every passing day.

‘The Legend of Zelda’ Is Now a Chess Set

Rudie Obias

The video game’s iconic characters are making their way from Hyrule to game board.

10 (More) Outrageous Movie Theories You Didn’t See Coming

Rudie Obias

Could Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry be a figment of (non-wizard) Harry Potter’s imagination?

New Google App Lets You Conduct Science Experiments With Your Phone

Anna Green

Google’s latest free app for science-lovers of all ages transforms your smartphone into a laboratory.

India Launches Its First Reusable Space Shuttle

Andrew LaSane

The launch of the small shuttle was a major milestone for the country.