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Simple Landscaping Tricks Can Make Airports Quieter

Shaunacy Ferro

Plowing fields next to airports can reduce noise.

Synthetic Rhino Horns Could Reduce Poaching

Sonia Weiser

The hope is that these fake horns—produced in a lab using synthetic rhino horn DNA—will put poachers out of business.

Who Really Invented the Ice Cream Soda?

Stacy Conradt

At least four different people claim the fizzy concoction was their idea. Here, we try to determine who's telling the truth—and who's just blowing bubbles.

Stink Bugs Still Terrorize American Homes

Maria Adelmann

Do stink bugs smell like skunks—or cilantro? How can we end the invasion? Do they taste good in a taco? Here are the answers to your most pressing stink bug questions.

10 Pop-Up Books That Are Works of Art

Sonia Weiser

When done well, pop-up books can be engaging, imaginative, and even works of artistic brilliance.

The Best-Selling Vehicle in Each State

Alvin Ward

For 2014.

The Missing Links: Zookeepers Recreating 'Jurassic World'

Colin Patrick

Answer These 15 General Knowledge Trivia Questions

Today's quiz questions come from 15 different categories. How many can you answer correctly?

1950s Advice For Curing a Cold Includes Jazz Radio and a Good Book

Shaunacy Ferro

The 1955 educational film "Sniffles and Sneezes" explores how germs are spread.

A Few Suggestions for the New $10 Bill

Miss Cellania

There are already a slew of suggestions, some more outlandish than others.

Watching Cat Videos Boosts Energy, According to Science

Erin McCarthy

The next time your boss busts you for watching a cat video during work hours, tell him you’re doing it for your well being.

Kennewick Man's DNA Solves Scientific Controversy

Jen Pinkowski

Scientists have cracked the genome of a man who died in the Pacific Northwest 8500 years ago—and his descendants still live nearby.

See Yearbooks From the Class of 1915

Caitlin Schneider

Looking back at the high school yearbooks of the class of 1915.

France's Ecology Minister Wants People to Stop Eating Nutella

Jake Rossen

Civil war is imminent.

The Last Female Face on U.S. Print Currency Was Martha Washington

Rebecca OConnell

Yesterday, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced that a woman would be replacing Alexander Hamilton on the 10 dollar bill.

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