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Uncovering Thieves’ Cant, the Elizabethan Slang of the Underworld

Meg Van Huygen

This secretive jargon was deliberately designed to confuse the authorities.

Cultural Program in Berlin Offers Arabic Museum Tours to Refugees

Michele Debczak

There have been more than 4000 visitors so far.

New Ken Burns Film Tells Story of U.S. Couple’s Rescue of Jewish Refugees

Jordan Rosenfeld

We spoke to Artemis Joukowsky, co-director with Ken Burns of "Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War," a documentary debuting on PBS tonight, September 20, about his grandparents’ heroic past.

12 Fresh-Baked Facts About Entenmann's

Jeff Wells

How often do bakers get into the wine business?

Don't Miss Tuesday's Most Incredible Amazon Deals

Smart Shopping Team

As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, September 20.

Memory Overload: SanDisk Announces New Massive 1 Terabyte SD Card

Jake Rossen

Now you can record your kitten doing adorable things for 1000 straight hours.

Archaeologists Discover Pot With 3000-Year-Old Burnt Cheese

Anna Green

An ancient kitchen mishap proves that culinary incompetence is timeless.

President Obama Names First-Ever Marine Monument in the Atlantic Ocean

Kate Horowitz

New England’s Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument is home to chubby octopuses, ancient sharks, and underwater chasms deeper than the Grand Canyon.

How 7 Famous Movie Special Effects Sequences Were Created

Jay Serafino

Prosthetic heads, animal organs, and some camera trickery can create some beautiful cinema together.

Over Two-Thirds of Americans Have Less Than $1000 in Savings

Anna Green

Americans are spending a lot and saving little.

Scientists Test the 5-Second Rule

Kate Horowitz

The floor is gross, you guys.

The World’s Tallest Skyscraper Doubles as the World’s Largest LED Screen

Michele Debczak

Installing panels on the 2722-foot building wasn't easy.

Denali National Park Has a 24/7 Sled Dog Puppycam

Caitlin Schneider

You can check in on Happy, Party, Piñata, Cupcake, and Hundo all day, every day.

8 Trade Routes That Shaped World History

Claire Cock-Starkey

Whether they carried salt, incense, or tea, here are eight roads that helped make the world as we know it.

Illuminating Video Shows How Matches Are Made

Anna Green

Science Channel goes behind-the-scenes at a match factory.