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Meet the Starless Planet That Floats Alone

The Week

Say hello to what may just be the loneliest planet in the universe.

11 Facts from the American Museum of Natural History's New Food-Themed Exhibit

Erin McCarthy

A hydrophonic vertical growing system, designed by Windowfarms, in the museum's Weston Pavilion.

11 Fun, Silly, Weird and Far Out Monet Tributes

Jill Harness

Today would have been Claude Monet’s 172nd birthday, so in honor of one of the world’s most influential impressionists, here are a few tributes to his famous works of art. 1. Land of Misfit

9 Legendary Monsters of North America: Part Three

Miss Cellania

This is the third installment of legendary monsters of North America, as everyone has their local favorite -or has even seen one of these creatures!

The First Robot, Created in 400 BCE, Was A Steam-Powered Pigeon

Daven Hiskey

Daven Hiskey runs the wildly popular interesting fact website Today I Found Out. To subscribe to his "Daily Knowledge" newsletter, click

5 of the Most Bizarre Auctions in History

the mag

Looking for a bargain on Roman soldiers and carrier pigeons? Fire up the time machine and hit these auctions. 1. Ronald Reagan’s

CONTEST: Win a Copy of Steven Spielberg: A Retrospective!

Erin McCarthy

Lincoln, Steven Spielberg's take on the final four months of our 16th president's life as he struggled to pass the amendment that abolished slavery, hits theaters this week.

Why Do Flocks of Geese Fly in a “V” Shape?

Matt Soniak

In large swaths of the U.S.

Why Does the Moon Sometimes Look Huge?

Chris Higgins

Have you ever seen the moon floating above the horizon of your city, and noticed that it looked oddly huge? I sure have.

Brain Game: Don't Fail Me Now

Remember the old kids' joke "Why can't a hand be 12 inches long?

9 of the Biggest Trades in Baseball History—And How They Worked Out

Danny Groner

The Toronto Blue Jays and Miami Marlins pulled off a blockbuster deal on Tuesday night that sends Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, and others to Toronto in exchange for several young players an

Morning Cup of Links: Skydiving Cats

Miss Cellania

How many Princess Bride references can you fit into a half-hour show about football? Here are the highlights. * A Swedish TV ad for who-knows-what features skydiving cats in formation.

11 Weirdly Spelled Words—And How They Got That Way

Arika Okrent

Why is English spelling so messed up?

The Late Movies: Intense Medical Drama Theme Songs

Erica Palan

I’ve recently started watching the classic sitcom Cheers from the start of the series.

11 Acts of Kindness in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

Stacy Conradt

SHANNON STAPLETON/Reuters/Landov Between election bad blood and ongoing hurricane horror stories, there's no shortage of negative news right now.