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The Terrible Weather on 6 Exoplanets

Erik Sofge

Of the more than 900 exoplanets discovered to date—planets outside our solar system—none, not a single one, appears to be a nice place to visit or live.

The Australian Town That Invented A Language

Erik van Rheenen

Light Warlpiri only has 350 native speakers, and none of them are older than 35 years old.

Why Do Cucumber Coils Change Direction?

Chris Higgins

21 Predictions for 1993 from 1893

Lucas Reilly

They range from the grossly wrong to the freakishly prophetic.

A Photobombed Proposal: the Meteoric Rise of InTheWay Guy

Miss Cellania

How to Escape from Quicksand

Despite what every corny '70s adventure flick may have led you to believe, you’re unlikely to run into quicksand in your day-to-day life.

9 Photos of Comic-Con Cosplayers Eating

Jill Harness

You don't usually see the heroes of comic books, TV shows and video games going to the bathroom, eating, or sleeping.

How Many Titles Can One Monarch Have?

the mag

The Late Movies: Happy Birthday, Alex Trebek!

Erin McCarthy

World War I Centennial: Turks Retake Adrianople, Bulgaria Asks for Peace

Erik Sass

The First 10 U.S. Patents

Lucas Reilly

Although most of the early "X-Patents" are lost, we have a barebones record of what used to be there, giving us a peek into what America’s earliest inventors were up to.

The Missing Links: Every City Is the Same

Colin Patrick

5 Horrifying Ways Plants Can Fight Back

Ben Eisenkop

Some plants have been slowly plotting their revenge.

First Trailer for New "Cosmos" Series Arrives

Chris Higgins

These Wetsuits Could Make You Invisible to Sharks

The Week

Surf's up.