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Billy Possum: President Taft's Answer to the Teddy Bear

Lucas Reilly

Teddy bears are beloved everywhere. They make up roughly 70 percent of the billion dollar plush toy industry. But it wasn’t supposed to be that way. The supporters of President William H.

5 Maurice Sendak Stories You Should Read

Erin McCarthy

While Where the Wild Things Are is Maurice Sendak’s best known book, it’s not his only notable one. Here are five other masterpieces from the author and illustrator you should read.

The Missing Links: Scientifically Inaccurate Songs

Colin Patrick

20 Awesomely Titled Trade Magazines

Arika Okrent

Every industry has a trade magazine, so the members of its world can follow the latest developments.

The Helicopter Controlled Entirely by the Human Brain

The Week

Engineers hope the technology might ultimately help paralyzed people live more independently.

Chris Hadfield Plays Games in Space

Chris Higgins

10 Video Game Consoles That Were Big Disappointments

Rudie Obias

The history of video gaming is littered with consoles that didn't live up to the hype. Here are 10 of them.

Do Lemmings Really Run Off Cliffs to Their Death?

Tyler Moss

This long-lived myth actually has its roots in Hollywood trickery.

Google's Wonderful Maurice Sendak Doodle

Jason English

Morning Cup of Links: Cooling Off in Allahabad

Brian Abrams

The Surprisingly Cool History of Ice

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Until two centuries ago, ice was just an unfortunate side effect of winter. But in the early 1800s, one man saw dollar signs in frozen ponds.

Seattle's Willy Wonka-like Food Forest

Erik van Rheenen

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The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

OK Go Helps NPR Move Its Tiny Desk

Chris Higgins