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Make Your Own "Useless Machine"

Chris Higgins

10 Movies With Mind-Boggling Miniature Effects

Erik Sofge

The use of miniatures in these films is so subtle that we’re still kicking ourselves for believing that cars can fly, and that cities were harmed in the making of these movies.

How Untangling Headphones Could Stop Epidemics

Judy Dutton

Why Do People Blush?

Caisey Robertson

Blushing is an involuntary reaction that seems to serve no purpose beyond making an embarrassing situation even worse.

8 Ebooks to Feed Your Brain This Summer

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Summer reading is most often associated with racy romances and white-knuckle thrillers. But why not spend those extra hours of daylight flexing your mental muscles instead?

The Late Movies: Peacock Mantis Shrimpalooza

Erin McCarthy

8 Drugs that Exist in Nature

The Week

Aspirin comes from willow bark. Heroin is made from poppy buds. And more!

The Missing Links: Good Cop, Bad Cop

Colin Patrick

5 Famous Books That Were Originally Self-Published

Clay Wirestone

Some of the greatest creators of all time have ponied up their own cash to see their works in print.

The Fish That Ate Japan

Ethan Trex

Hello Kitty and Godzilla aren’t the only unassuming critters to brutally conquer the Land of the Rising Sun.

10 Impressive Tattoo Cover Ups

Jill Harness

Those with tattoos they no longer want have a few options—lasering them off, trying “removal” creams that tend to only lighten the ink, or covering them with another tattoo.

How Spiders Win the Lottery

Matt Soniak

On a cloudy spring day, a little spider scales a tall blade of grass. At the peak, the spider arches up, points its abdomen up to the sky and begins releasing strands of silk from its silk glands.

12 Colorful Z Words From the Dictionary of American Slang

Jason English

Want to spice up your vocabulary? We opened up our slang dictionary all the way to the back.

This Machine Turns Itself Off...and Taunts You

Chris Higgins

Brain Game: Dangerous Pastry

Sandy Wood