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How Is "I before E except after C" a Rule?

Arika Okrent

English spelling is hard. It's hard for kids to learn it, and it's hard for adults who have already learned it to remember how to do it right.

What 10 Everyday Situations Are (Supposedly) Costing the Economy

Amanda Green

What happens when you consider the larger cost of everyday annoyances? Statistics!

The Bad Quartos: What Shakespeare Could’ve Been

Chris Stokel-Walker

Just as today pirates walk into cinemas around the world and record movies from the screen to sell as knock-off DVDs before a major release, so back in the 1600s unscrupulous businessmen would walk in

50 Science Misconceptions—Debunked!

Jason English

5 Ways IBM Watson Changes Computing

Chris Higgins

Brain Game: Flat!

Sandy Wood

How IBM Watson Learns

Chris Higgins

Why Are Road Partitions Called Jersey Barriers?

Sean Hutchinson

Most people take the partitions that divide the traffic on U.S. highways for granted.

A Group of Pugs is Called a Grumble

Jason English

"What is IBM Watson?" 7 Videos from the Jeopardy! Era

Chris Higgins

Here are some of the best Watson-on-<em>Jeopardy!</em> videos out there, with a special focus on the computer science involved.

The Late Movies: Wonder Years Guest Stars (Before They Were Stars)

Erica Palan

Beyond Roswell: 6 Other Historical UFO Sightings

Erik van Rheenen

"The intelligence office of the 509th Bombardment group at Roswell Army Air Field announced at noon today, that the field has come into possession of a flying saucer." So started the Daily R

Checking in on the Victims of the Boston Bombing

Miss Cellania

What Was That Used For? 9 Peculiar Artifacts of Yesteryear

Therese Oneill

Some of these objects do have modern counterparts. Most serve needs we no longer have.

The Missing Links: People Want to Look Like Pirates

Colin Patrick