World’s Oldest Panda Celebrates Her 37th Birthday

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The word's oldest panda broke two world records and then enjoyed some cake.

Pamphlets For Teaching Thriftiness To Children in 1919

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How One Mysterious Medical Case Helped Map the Brain

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How one mysterious medical case helped map the brain.

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15 Things You Might Not Know About 'The Great Wave off Kanagawa'

Kristy Puchko

Katsushika Hokusai's 'The Great Wave off Kanagawa' gracefully distills the power of the ocean into a two-dimensional image that's as deceptively simple as it is mesmerizing.

Listen to the Sounds of Voyager's Golden Records

Caitlin Schneider

Nearly four decades after the spacecraft left earth, NASA has uploaded the complete audio from Voyager's Golden Records.

5 Itchy Facts About Fleas

AK Whitney

There are several thousand species of fleas around the world—and 300 of these bloodsucking pests call the U.S. home.

New York City's Poop Train

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WWI Centennial: U.S. Occupies Haiti

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Watch a Meteor Explode (Beautifully) in Mid-Air

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Marc Donahue was shooting time-lapse video in southern California when a "huge bright flash" lit up the sky.

8 Fiendish Facts About Tasmanian Devils

Shaunacy Ferro

Fact: The much-maligned marsupial is super cute.

How an Architect Builds a Sandcastle

Caitlin Schneider

Renzo Piano, one of the world's most famous architects, breaks down the art of sandcastle construction.

Why Do Babies in Medieval Paintings Look So Old And Scary?

Hannah Keyser

Medieval artists subscribed to the idea of a "homuncular" Jesus, which caused them to paint all babies like little old men.

10 Things You Might Not Know About ‘Kids’

Tara Aquino

A look back at the most controversial film of the 1990s, in honor of its 20th anniversary.

How 'A Wrinkle in Time' Changed Sci-Fi Forever

Jen Doll the mag

Madeleine L'Engle's time-hopping heroine transported sci-fi into a new dimension.