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14 Things You Might Not Know About 'Nineteen Eighty-Four'

Michael Arbeiter

Even if you’ve already read about Winston Smith’s struggle against Big Brother, there are a few facts, stories, and theories about the novel that are worth a closer look.

Where Did the Paperweight Come From?

Sonia Weiser

This Alarm Clock Wakes You Up With Scent of Your Choice

Hannah Keyser

Here's how to make your mornings stink a little less.

What 1950s Czechs Thought Our Kitchens Would Look Like

Jake Rossen

We should be using punch card-powered mixing bowls by now.

China Introduces ATMs With Face Recognition

Rebecca OConnell

Now your face can be your password.

Pop Chart Lab's Latest Features A Mouthwatering Array of Sandwiches

Hannah Keyser

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Awe May Make Us Kinder to Each Other

Jessica Hullinger

Feeling awestruck can boost our helpfulness towards others.

7 Stories Stephen King Refuses to Publish

Jake Rossen

The horror icon would really rather you not read any of these.

9 Ways to Beat Jet Lag

If you’re going on a long trip to a different time zone, you might be dreading the looming threat of jet lag. Avoid it altogether with these tips.

A Suit That Forces People to Face Aging

Sonia Weiser

Here's how one team is using technology to facilitate tough conversations about long-term care.

Celebrate 50 Years of Spacewalks with this NASA Documentary

Sonia Weiser

Endangered Sawfish Reproduce Through "Virgin Birth"

Jessica Hullinger

For the first time, scientists have discovered a fish that can asexually reproduce in the wild.

NASA is Designing a Plane Coating to Slough Off Bugs

Shaunacy Ferro

This 20-Year-Old Invented a New Way to Clean Up the Oceans

Erika Berlin

Boyan Slat has crowdfunded $2 million for an innovative plan to scoop up ocean garbage.