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9 Shocking Facts About Electric Eels

the mag

This Gigantic Star is Called "Nasty"

Shaunacy Ferro

Weekend Links: High Fashion Feathers

Roma Panganiban

The Magical World of Massive Open Online Courses

Hayley Harding

On This Date in History: One of Andrew Jackson's Murders

Nick Greene

A New Exhibition Goes Behind the Scenes of ‘Saturday Night Live’

Jennifer M Wood

Live from New York... it's a brand-new exhibition that traces 40 years of 'SNL' history.

New Volcanic Island to Show Scientists How Life Develops

Caitlin Schneider

IBM's Supercomputer Watson Knows the Secret to Happiness

Beth Anne Macaluso

10 Wonderful Facts About Miragaia

Mark Mancini

Exam Season: Now With Piglets!

Hayley Harding

Cool Artsy App Teaches Kids the Basics of Physics

Hannah Keyser

Using Simple Math for a Great Summer Party Cocktail Hack

Clair McLafferty

A Brief and Incomplete History of the Swimsuit

the mag

When you squeeze into your Speedo, you’re not just baring your skin—you’re celebrating centuries of technological breakthroughs.

Robotic Cockroach Teams Up with Robotic Bird

Shaunacy Ferro

29 Obscure Regional Words and Phrases We All Should Start Using

Caitlin Schneider

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