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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

Rules Shmules: 5 Phonetic Pitfalls of Shm- Reduplication

Arika Okrent

By adding shm- to words, you can be simultaneously grumpy and cute. But there are some words that cause confusion about how the shm- should best be attached.

What Our Views Would Look Like If The Earth Had Rings

Jill Harness

Make Your Own "Useless Machine"

Chris Higgins

10 Movies With Mind-Boggling Miniature Effects

Erik Sofge

The use of miniatures in these films is so subtle that we’re still kicking ourselves for believing that cars can fly, and that cities were harmed in the making of these movies.

How Untangling Headphones Could Stop Epidemics

Judy Dutton

Why Do People Blush?

Caisey Robertson

Blushing is an involuntary reaction that seems to serve no purpose beyond making an embarrassing situation even worse.

8 Ebooks to Feed Your Brain This Summer

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Summer reading is most often associated with racy romances and white-knuckle thrillers. But why not spend those extra hours of daylight flexing your mental muscles instead?