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Why Do Optometrists Blow Puffs of Air Into Your Eye?

Erin McCarthy

I’m basically blind without my contacts, so every year I dutifully schlep to the optometrist to get my eyes tested and outfitted for a new prescription.

Morning Cup of Links: Online Dating for Geniuses

Miss Cellania

What Lightning Looks Like From Space

Alvin Ward

Enjoy the show, courtesy of Astronaut Reid Wiseman.

Plenty of "Lenny"

Questions:5
Available:Always
Pass rate:75 %
Backwards navigation:Forbidden

How the Canadian Provinces and Territories Got Their Names

Matt Soniak

When Canada's Northwest Territories considered changing its name in the 1990s, one option that gained support was "Bob."

10 Products for a Smarter Summer

Erin McCarthy

Going somewhere this summer? Put some historical beach reads on your e-reader, stock up on the products below, and hit the road knowing you’re doing this vacation thing right.

9 Facts About The Mata Mata, The Weirdest Turtle Ever

Amanda Green

What's the matter with that turtle? Nothing — it's a mata mata.

We're Looking for a Science-Teacher-in-Residence

Jason English

Are you a science teacher? Are you looking for something to do on the side this summer? We should talk!

The Missing Links: The Best Nintendo Games Ever

Colin Patrick

Strange States: Minnesota's Mysterious Viking Runestone

Rob Lammle

The Iron Harvest of WWI

Chris Higgins

Brain Game: Math Square #222

Sandy Wood

10 of Ben Franklin’s Lesser-Known Feats of Awesomeness

Jamie Spatola

We all know about Benjamin Franklin’s kite-flyin’, library-establishin’, Declaration-signin’, newspaper-printin’, lady-killin’ ways.

Why Do Seagulls Hang Out in Parking Lots?

Matt Soniak

I live in Philadelphia, which is a quick enough drive to the Jersey Shore when traffic is good, but still pretty far from the ocean.

Morning Cup of Links: Women of World War I

Miss Cellania

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