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Math Suggests Aliens Could Be Bear-Sized

Hayley Harding

A cosmologist speculates about the size and weight of your average (hypothetical) alien.

Legally Blind Artist Carves Stunning Lamps Out of Logs

Yelena Melnichenko

Duncan Meerding retains just 5 percent of his vision in his peripheries.

10 'Udderly' Fascinating Facts About Cows

Sonia Weiser

You love ice cream, but how much do you really know about the creatures who make your favorite dessert possible?

This Artist's (Surprisingly) Gorgeous Medium: Bananas

Yelena Melnichenko

Romanian artist Dan Cretu turns produce into fine art with his intricate carvings.

How Razzles Are Made

Yelena Melnichenko

How sugar, gum base, and flavoring become delicious treats.

India's Terrifying, Toxic Tree

Stacy Conradt

It sounds like something out of a Grimms fairy tale. But the so-called "suicide tree" of India isn't fiction.

7 Reasons Sleep Makes You a Better Person

Shaunacy Ferro

Sleep helps you learn, improves your immune system responses, and can even help you play the piano better.

The History of the Hamburger, As Told by Pictures Drawn on Hamburger Wrappers

Hayley Harding

We've all had a hamburger, but have you ever heard of a hamburg steak?

Scientists Power a Toy Car Using Evaporation

Hannah Keyser

The team's triumph suggests we have the potential to harness evaporation for renewable energy.

When F. Scott Fitzgerald Met James Joyce

Caitlin Schneider

At a 1928 dinner party in Paris, Fitzgerald kneeled before the Ulysses author, “kissed his hand, and declared: ‘How does it feel to be a great genius, Sir?

15 Things You Might Not Know About ‘Memento’

Michael Arbeiter

Listen to Sir Christopher Lee Read Stories by Edgar Allan Poe

Sonia Weiser

Lee reads 'The Tell Tale Heart,' 'The Raven,' and 'The Fall of the House of Usher.'

Starfish Can Squeeze Solid Objects Out of Their Bodies Through Their Skin

Shaunacy Ferro

Starfish tagged for research simply squeeze the injected tags out through the tips of their arms.

Bees Unknowingly Create Artful Maps of the World

Rebecca OConnell

Bees don't know it, but they're amazing artists

5 Electrifying Facts About Disney's Main Street Electrical Parade

Stacy Conradt

Here are a few things you might not know about Main Street's main event.