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How "Radiolab" is Made

Chris Higgins

Why Do Electrical Towers Have Different Colored Blinking Lights?

Kara Kovalchik

6 Creative Uses of Sentence Diagramming

Arika Okrent

The architecture of sentences can be a beautiful thing.

How to Sharpen a Knife

A sharp knife is undoubtedly the handiest tool you can slip into your pocket, but a dull one is a disaster waiting to happen.

Morning Cup of Links: Walter White versus Walt Whitman

Erik van Rheenen

Muppet Movie Trailers

Chris Higgins

World War I Centennial: France Passes Three-Year Service Law

Erik Sass

August 7, 1913: France Passes Three-Year Service Law Beneath all the diplomatic maneuvering and bellicose blustering, Franco-German relations in the pre-war period were dominated by a single, inescapa

What does a Hamburger Grown from Stem Cells Taste Like?

The Week

One word: "Crunchy."

5 Computers From the Days Before Computers

Clay Wirestone

Everyone knows what a computer is, right? It's electronic, high-tech and digital. It's only existed for the last 50 or 60 years.

Attention Bay Area Flossers!

Jason English

We're coming your way, San Francisco!

The Missing Links: Just Add Sharks

Colin Patrick

10 Other Illegal Animals on a Plane

Amanda Green

Animal smugglers have some serious baggage.

Meet the Wasp that Turns Spiders into Zombie Construction Workers

Matt Soniak

Wednesday is New Comics Day

Rich Barrett

Every Wednesday, I highlight the five most exciting comic releases of the week. The list may include comic books, graphic novels, digital comics and webcomics.

What’s the Longest Prison Sentence Ever Received?

Matt Soniak

How does Ariel Castro's prison sentence—a millennium and then some—stack up against other stints in the clink?

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