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Humans May Have Turned Dogs Into Bad Problem-Solvers

Roma Panganiban

In our quest to create perfectly loyal, perfectly tame companions, we may unwittingly have bred the smarts right out of them.

Carl Sagan Explains the Drake Equation

Chris Higgins

Professor Frank Drake proposed a super-depressing formula explaining why we haven't gotten alien radio signals yet.

The 20 Most Profitable Movies of All Time (Based on Return on Investment)

Taylor Horne

The recipe for a successful movie is simple. Perfecting it is not.

How GM Restored Its Sinkhole-Damaged 1 Millionth Corvette

Caitlin Schneider

After 1200 hours and four months, the convertible looks as good as new.

25 Things You Should Know About Denver

Jeff Wells

11. It's the home of the cheeseburger.

How Do 'Star Trek' Stardates Work?

Chris Higgins

"Captain's Log, stardate [totally bogus made-up number]." Highly illogical.

14 Fun Facts About ‘Empire Records’

Garin Pirnia

Liv Tyler’s “teenaged” co-star was also her real-life stepfather.

Cheeky Cans Reduce Litter by Asking People to Vote With Their Trash

Shaunacy Ferro

Why toss your cigarette butts in the gutter when you could use them to vote for the world's greatest footballer?

Sir Arthur and the Fairies

Watch State-of-the-Art Computer Graphics and Music from 1968

Chris Higgins

Computer graphics, speech synthesizers, and music—amazing for 47 years ago.

Scientists Are Working on a Real-Life Invisibility Cloak

Abbey Stone

Take that, Harry Potter!

Required Viewing: 'Everything is a Remix'

Chris Higgins

How George Lucas, Led Zeppelin, the Beastie Boys, and tons of artists borrowed from others...and why that's okay.

The Tiny English Village (Population: 41) That’s Twinned With Paris

Paul Anthony Jones

Here's how one small town forged a huge partnership.

10 Gangster Pieces of Mob Lingo

Angela Tung

Sure, it’s Talk Like a Pirate Day, but wouldn’t you rather talk like a gangster?

Look Up Tonight! It's International Observe the Moon Night

David W Brown

Oohing and aahing are optional but recommended.

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