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How Do Animals Laugh?

Shaunacy Ferro

Your dog is laughing, you just couldn't tell.

11 Interesting Facts About Being on the Service Staff at the White House

David W Brown

'The Residence' is a mesmerizing history of America from the service staff’s heretofore untold point of view.

Draw Your Own Aquarium

Rebecca OConnell

Doodle whatever creatures you like, then watch them swim around.

Evolutionary Arms Race Between Plants and Caterpillars Created Mustard

Hannah Keyser

5 Questions: Inside Out

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This Video Makes Earth Seem Impossibly Tiny

Caitlin Schneider

And is a gorgeous reminder that you are not the center of the universe.

15 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in July

Hannah Keyser

Get ready to celebrate a month full of quirky holidays—not just Independence Day—in classic summer style.

What Exactly Is Canada Day?

Miss Cellania

Here's how to celebrate.

How a Lying Plant Steals from a Thieving Fly

Matt Soniak

The smearwort (Aristolochia rotunda) dupes fruit flies into entering its flowers and then traps them there, getting pollinated without offering any reward.

11 Insane Aquatic Toys You Can Buy

Erin McCarthy

Forget pool noodles and squirt guns—these aquatic accessories will help take your water activities to the next level (provided you can afford them...).

Honeybees Trained to Sniff Out Drugs

Jessica Hullinger

This might kill your buzz.

Zurich Students Create a Wheelchair That Can Climb Stairs

Yelena Melnichenko

Read a Publisher’s Rejection Letter to Gertrude Stein

Caitlin Schneider

In 1912, Gertrude Stein received a mocking (and admittedly clever) rejection letter from London-based publisher Alfred C. Fifield.

26 Breathtaking Pictures of Abandoned and Forgotten Places

Rebecca OConnell

What Differentiates Human Drummers From Machines? Fractals.

Hannah Keyser

A pair of studies shows human musicians make errors that form fractal patterns, which appeal to the listener.