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The International Space Station Phones Home (and We Call Back)

Caitlin Schneider

“I hear you loud and clear, welcome aboard the International Space Station!”

10 Transcendental Facts About 'Walden'

Joy Lanzendorfer

Most importantly: Thoreau was a secret party animal.

An Artist Made a Whole City Out of Paper

Shaunacy Ferro

The intricately designed Paperholm features 60 unique works of miniature paper architecture.

Our Brains May Respond to Art We Love in the Same Way, Small Study Suggests

Hannah Keyser

A new, small study found that however wildly divergent its participants' individual aesthetic preferences were, their brains reacted to art that moves them in a similar way.

Scientists Can Identify Emotions Through Brain Activity

Shaunacy Ferro

In a new study, scientists catalogue a “brain signature” that’s indicative of experiencing negative emotions.

The Underwater Cemetery Where Spaceships Go to Die

Michele Debczak

161 retired spacecraft use this spot as their watery grave.

Geopolymer Blocks Could Change The Way Houses Are Built

Andrew LaSane

Cutting down concrete's massive carbon footprint.

Gaze Upon the Beauty of a Lavender Theme Park

Caitlin Schneider

We wish these photos were scratch and sniff.

12 Odd Facts and Stories About Armadillos

Miss Cellania

Armadillos are strange. Very strange.

First Entire Octopus Genome Sequenced

Shaunacy Ferro

It’s a boon for cephalopod research.

A Brief History of Animals Beating Up Drones

Andrew LaSane

It seems our friends in the animal kingdom have declared war.

Bill Nye Film is the Highest-Funded Documentary Ever On Kickstarter

Hannah Keyser

Wouldn't you love to watch a documentary about Bill Nye The Science Guy? Of course you would. And so would at least 16,374 other people (and counting).

American Houses Have Gotten Really Big

Shaunacy Ferro

Residential floor space in the U.S. is 10 times larger than it was in 1891.

Researchers Can Identify Individual Tigers by Their Roars

Shaunacy Ferro

Acoustic tracking could help conservationists monitor tigers without having to see them.

Video: How a Skyscraper Stays Upright During a Typhoon

Shaunacy Ferro

In the building’s core, a mass damper swings to counteract the forces of the wind.

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