6 Memorable Letters From Neil Armstrong

Adrienne Crezo

Neil Armstrong, who would have turned 85 years old today, is remembered as both a "reluctant American hero" and "the spiritual repository of spacefaring dreams and ambitions."

The Bubble Tent You Didn't Know You Needed

Yelena Melnichenko

A transparent dome that allows you to actually see the outdoors while you're enjoying the outdoors.

Can You Translate This 800-Year-Old Sword's Inscription?

Erika Berlin

The British Library is looking for help to translate an inscription on a medieval sword.

What If You Stopped Eating?

Alvin Ward

Take a Look at the Lexus Hoverboard in Action

Rebecca OConnell

Marty McFly's preferred mode of transport is at long last a reality.

Natural History Museum Dioramas Are Disappearing

Shaunacy Ferro

The meticulous art of recreating wildlife habitats in a museum setting is one the public isn't 19so keen on anymore.

Dogfish Head Puts a Sweet Spin On Lobster Beer—By Adding Chocolate

Jennifer M Wood

“It tastes like the ocean.”

Pictures From an Island So New It Doesn't Even Have a Name

Hayley Harding

One photographer spent almost two weeks on the uninhabited island, which he says "looks like a lunar landscape."

How Galen's Mistake Misled Medicine for Centuries

Aimee Ogden

Galen's work was the basis for medical studies for many centuries. But the great physician didn't get everything right.

Juno the Beluga Whale Likes to Play With Kids

Hayley Harding

The beloved resident of the Mystic Aquarium gets a kick out of spooking his younger visitors.

11 Antique Roller Coasters You Can Still Ride

Alvin Ward

Roller coaster technology is constantly improving, but if you’re looking for a real thrill, sometimes the older coasters provide the most fun.

Asia, Africa, Europe, Africa

This one's tricky.

The Missing Links: Awesome Fan-Made Films

Colin Patrick

Falcons Get Their Own Passports in the United Arab Emirates

Shaunacy Ferro

They can board planes to Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Morocco, and Syria (with their handlers, of course).

A Scientific Catalog of Horses’ Facial Expressions

Shaunacy Ferro

Never look a gift horse in the mouth … unless you’re trying to evaluate its social cognition.