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How Do Cats Cool Themselves Off?

Hannah Keyser

10 Common Crossword Puzzle Words You Should Know

Caitlin Schneider

Words that rarely show up in real life, but pop up all over the crossword world.

The Relaxing Art of Japanese Paper Marbling

Rebecca OConnell

Called 'suminagashi' in Japanese, the mesmerizing process involves layering swirled ink on top of water.

5 Questions: Heave "Ho"

Pass rate:75 %
Backwards navigation:Forbidden

Almost a Third of China’s Great Wall Has Disappeared

Shaunacy Ferro

Major chunks of the ancient border defense are in ruins.

15 Things You Might Not Know About 'Don Quixote'

Michael Arbeiter

11 Potential Benefits of Exploring Deep Space

Artist Makes Incredibly Complex Sand Castles

Rebecca OConnell

One New Yorker takes sand castles to the next level.

Take a Virtual Spin Around the Solar System

Caitlin Schneider

A field guide to the many moons, planets, asteroids, and comets photographed by probes during the last few decades of space exploration.

A Sea Slug That Looks Like a Bunny is Taking Over

Hayley Harding

Beep beep, very cute sea slugs coming through.

15 Powerful Quotes From Margaret Atwood

Beth Anne Macaluso

"Optimism means better than reality; pessimism means worse than reality. I'm a realist."

The Most Interesting Comics of the Week

Rich Barrett

Comma Crusader Brings Good Grammar to Traffic Court and Wins

Caitlin Schneider

Andrea Cammelleri was ticketed for a parking violation in early 2014 and used the rules of proper punctuation to fight it.

A Smartphone Stand That Looks Like a Retro "Happy Computer" Icon

Rebecca OConnell

Turn your smartphone into a Mac throwback.

Meet the Man Who Owned William Carlos Williams' Famed Wheelbarrow

Caitlin Schneider

Thaddeus Marshall owned the famous wheelbarrow at the center of poet William Carlos Williams' most famous work. Nearly a century later, he's finally getting his proper due.