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7 Things to Know About Elysium

Erin McCarthy

Elysium, director Neill Blomkamp’s follow up to District 9, hits theaters today. Here are a few things to know about the film.

The Missing Links: Bill and Harry Work the Night Shift

Colin Patrick

The West Virginia Town Where Wireless Signals Are Illegal

Lucas Reilly

No cell phones. No WiFi. No radio. It's either your dream or your nightmare.

6 Common Myths About Sharks, Debunked

Sean Hutchinson

Sharks are mysterious creatures. Even the origins of the word "shark" are unknown, though it might come from the Mayan word xok.

Music in the Emergency Room Cuts Down on Kids' Stress

Meghan Holohan

Hearing the “Wheels on the Bus” a hundred times a day might cause parents a lot of pain, but when children hear that song (or any other) in the emergency room, it eases theirs.

Is It Duck Tape or Duct Tape?

the mag

If you’ve been rolling your eyes at people who say “duck tape” adhesive, prepare some apologies.

3 Facts About English’s Most Adorable Suffix, -ling

Arika Okrent

Is there any suffix more adorable than the lovely little –ling? It gives us yearlings and starlings, downy ducklings and goslings, affectionate darlings and siblings, and comforting tender dumplings.

Do Men and Women Feel Temperature Differently?

Roma Panganiban

Men are from Mars and insist on turning up the air conditioning; women are from Venus and always complain of being cold.

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 113

Mark Arminio

New York's Most Secretive Museum

Jill Harness

It has no signs outside and is intentionally hard to find. No security guards protect the collection.

13 Vintage Photos of Cats for International Cat Day

Erin McCarthy

Happy International Cat Day! Get your feline fix with these vintage photos of big cats in action.

7 Tips for Keeping Your Man (from the 1950s)

Therese Oneill

Disturbing advice from the mid-20th century. It’s about to get real.

The Missing Links: The World's Hardest Logic Puzzles

Colin Patrick

The 10 Best Bottle Episodes of Your Favorite TV Shows

Jennifer M Wood

One location + no budget = some of television’s finest moments.

Disney Songwriting Legends Reflect on Their Careers

Stacy Conradt

Every Disney fan knows Richard Sherman and Alan Menken. Even non-fans can’t help but know their songs practically through osmosis.

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