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12 Vintage School Supplies You Can Still Buy

Erin McCarthy

If you're at all like me, the back to school season makes you incredibly nostalgic.

Baby Teeth Emerge in Horrifying Timelapse

Chris Higgins

Ouch.

This Weekend in History (August 8 and 9)

Chris Higgins

Thoreau published "Walden"; Betty Boop debuted; Nixon resigned; and more!

This Is What Water Drying Looks Like Under a Microscope

Shaunacy Ferro

The Beauty in Twitter Fights

Shaunacy Ferro

A new paper visualizes diverging opinions online.

11 of the FBI’s Most Amusing Bank Robber Nicknames

Mark Peters

The nicknames are supposed to be a tool for helping catch crooks, but it seems as if they’re really cooked up to keep special agents amused.

Is the Internet as Obsessed With Cats as We Think It Is?

Hannah Keyser

A new exhibit at NYC's Museum of the Moving Image explores the world wide web's feline fixation.

5 Surprising Facts About Garrison Keillor

Janet Burns

Welcome to Lake Wobegon, where Garrison Keillor is turning 73 years old.

5 Ways Physical Gestures Influence Your Thinking

Shaunacy Ferro

Slouching affects more than just your back.

New Smartwatch Will Turn Texts Into Braille

Caitlin Schneider

A moveable braille interface made of magnets and pins will allow visually-impaired users to see their phone data like never before.

Pooping on Airplanes Could Contribute to Public Health Research

Shaunacy Ferro

Scientists are analyzing toilet waste from long-distance flights to learn about international differences in the microbiome.

21 Interesting Words From David Foster Wallace's Vocabulary List

Mia Nakaji Monnier

He was always on the lookout for new words, which he kept in a growing file on his computer.

8 Calculator Watch Facts to Nerd Out Over

Mangesh Hattikudur

Once upon a time, a calculator watch cost more a year at Harvard.

Missing Stradivarius Recovered After 35 Years

Caitlin Schneider

Roman Totenberg told his daughters that the loss of the beloved instrument was like losing an arm.

Venomous Frogs Have Poison Spikes on Their Faces

Shaunacy Ferro

They’re the first frogs discovered to be venomous, not poisonous.

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