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Why is the Birth Control Pill on a 28-Day Cycle?

Ross Benes the mag

The standard was set with an aim to please...one that ultimately proved useless.

Morning Cup of Links: Political Graffiti

Miss Cellania

12 Things You Might Not Know About Weight Watchers

Jake Rossen

The original plan demanded members eat liver.

Why is this Woodpecker Disguised as Another Woodpecker?

Matt Soniak

Even biologists who study these birds have a hard time telling them apart.

Mercury in Latrines Helped Historians Follow Lewis and Clark

Kirstin Fawcett

The expedition's members occasionally got constipated, and relied on Dr. Rush's Bilious Pill.

Watch the Creation of a Giant Cotton Candy Flower

Rebecca OConnell

In China, there are certain stands that offer multi-colored cotton candy treats that can be bigger than your head—or multiple people's heads.

This Pop Song is What English Sounds Like to Italians

Michele Debczak

Prisencolinensinainciusol, alright

Livin' on the Edge: The Precarious Architecture of 7 European Cliff Cities

Apple’s Ex-CEO Has a Smartphone for the Developing World

Michele Debczak

The newly-announced phones strike the elusive balance between quality and affordability

5 Questions: Where Angels Fear to Tread

Pass rate:75 %
Backwards navigation:Forbidden

When College Freshmen Were Forced to Pose Nude During Orientation

Lucas Reilly

For a good chunk of the last century, the first day of school meant a nude photo shoot.

WWI Centennial: Germany Backs Down, As Spy Scandals Erupt

Erik Sass

8 Ways You Can End Up On the No-Fly List

12 Deep-Diving Facts About Whales

Hannah Keyser

A range of facts on whale history, anatomy, and behavior.

This Software Makes Cyberbullies Think Twice Before Sending Mean Messages

Kirstin Fawcett

A 15-year-old programmer from Illinois used her tech skills to help stop internet harassment.