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The Origins of 25 Fall Traditions

Stacy Conradt

When you stop to think about it, many of our autumnal traditions—like scooping out pumpkin guts, asking strangers for candy, and wandering aimlessly through cornfields—are pretty bizarre.

Scientists Discover World's Oldest-Known Fishhooks in Okinawa, Japan

Kirstin Fawcett

The hooks are about 23,000 years old.

Art Exhibit in San Francisco Is Meant to Simulate Synesthesia

Michele Debczak

You can watch a VR video of the experience.

The 'Hamdog' is The Burger and Hot Dog Hybrid of Your Dreams

Caitlin Schneider

Now you don't have to pick just one.

17 Books That You Should Drop Everything To Read Right Now

mentalfloss.com

Let this list serve as a fall book club guide.

AI System Composes Beatles-Style Pop Song

Anna Green

Sony has released a pop song inspired by The Beatles created by an artificial intelligence system.

Why Computer Scientists Created a Database of 10,000 Torsos

Anna Green

It's unofficially called the Torso Computer Club.

Bangkok's Unicorn Cafe Is Possibly the Most Magical Place on Earth

Rebecca OConnell

Pastel rainbows as far as the eye can see.

Morning Cup of Links: Operation Babylift

Miss Cellania

Great links for the first day of autumn!

10 Eye-Popping Facts About Mantis Shrimp

Michele Debczak

They have four times as many color-sensing photoreceptors as humans.

Watch Musicians Play the 'Harry Potter' Theme on a Glass Goblet Harp

Kirstin Fawcett

GlassDuo's version of "Hedwig's Theme" is an eerie homage to John Williams's original score.

5 Questions: Sparks

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A Retired Teacher Built a Scale Map of China in His Backyard

Shaunacy Ferro

Cai Mingxing used shrubs and tiles to create a masterpiece of terrestrial cartography.

Activity Trackers May Not Help You Lose Weight, Study Finds

Anna Green

That wearable on your wrist might be less effective than previously believed.

11 Spooky Skull Products for Halloween

Rebecca OConnell

Get in the Halloween spirit.

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