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These Teenagers Just Don't Get Encyclopedias

Erin McCarthy

“[Encyclopedias were] Google way back in the day,” one boy says. “It was the worst of times.”

Make a Slick Map Poster for Any City In the World

Shaunacy Ferro

Make your love for an under-the-radar hometown known.

We Reach Pluto Tomorrow! 10 Fast Facts About 'New Horizons'

David W Brown

We're witnessing history tomorrow as the 'New Horizons' probe reaches Pluto.

Cartoons Show What It's Like to Be an Art Teacher

Sonia Weiser

Cara Bean reflects on teaching through her cartoon series.

Doing Shakespeare as Shakespeare Would Have Heard It

Caitlin Schneider

A video from linguist David Crystal and his son Ben, shows what Shakespeare would have sounded like back in 1600—and why it matters.

The World's Largest Garden Maze Is Now Open in Italy

Hannah Keyser

An 80,000-square-meter bamboo maze is now open in Italy.

10 Friendly Facts About American Pit Bull Terriers

Rebecca OConnell

The American pit bull terrier may have a bad reputation, but under all that muscle is a heart of gold.

Australians Are Writing Love Letters to Trees

Shaunacy Ferro

And the trees reply!

New York City is Turning Trash Cans Into WiFi Hotspots

Shaunacy Ferro

Free WiFi will come courtesy of solar-powered smart garbage bins.

The World’s Strangest Radio Broadcasts

Bess Lovejoy

Who exactly is tuning in to these unclaimed radio number stations?

Where Did the Greek-Themed Coffee Cup Come From?

the mag

Those ubiquitous Greek-themed coffee cups have an unlikely father: a Czechoslovakian Holocaust survivor.

19 Fascinating Behind-the-Scenes Facts About the Harry Potter Books

Erin McCarthy

Philip W. Errington’s 'J.K. Rowling: A Bibliography 1997-2013' sheds a light on the editorial process of this beloved series

Chairs That Look Like the Simpsons

Alvin Ward

The Simpsons have been reimagined as chairs.

Study Finds People Age at Vastly Different Rates

Hannah Keyser

Don't trust birthdays. People age at vastly different rates, making chronological age a poor indicator of biological age.

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