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Being Calm Is Contagious—At Least for Roly Polies

Shaunacy Ferro

The larger the group of woodlice, the calmer they are.

How to Use Low-Proof Spirits to Make Perfect Summer Cocktails

Clair McLafferty

Thomas Jefferson’s Laptop Writing Desk

Caitlin Schneider

He drafted the Declaration of Independence on this portable lap desk.

13 'Game of Thrones' Easter Eggs You Probably Missed

Christian Bond

How many of these references and inside jokes have you caught?

The Missing Links: The Best (and Worst) Movie Beasts

Colin Patrick

A Space Tent Could Revolutionize Moon Exploration

Hannah Keyser

Aerospace engineers at MIT have designed an elegant solution to one of the most pressing issues surrounding lunar research: The inability to spend any significant time on the moon's surface.

'Smelly' Fruit Tastes Sweeter, Even If It Has Less Sugar

Shaunacy Ferro

11 Ferocious Facts About Tigers

Yelena Melnichenko

Here are a few things you might not know about the exotic (and endangered) feline.

This Device That Tells You When to Pee Is Actually Kind of Brilliant

Shaunacy Ferro

Brightly alerts people with incontinence of when their bladder is expanding.

3D Printed Bridge Coming to Amsterdam

Rebecca OConnell

Bridge building just got a lot more high tech.

The Weird Week in Review

The Most Interesting Comics of the Week

Rich Barrett

A Golden Era for Young Readers: The Story Behind Little Golden Books

Rob Lammle

Take a look back at the tiny tomes with the gold foil spine that have helped generations of kids learn to appreciate reading.

Study Shows Wild Chimps Enjoy a Stiff Drink

Hannah Keyser

Chimps not only love wine, they fashion their own goblets out of leaves to drink it. No amateurs here.

A Teenager's Assassination Attempt on Queen Elizabeth II

Stacy Conradt

Her rule has spanned 63 years—but it could have all been undone by one 17-year-old.

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