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7 Incredible Things You Didn’t Know About Professional Scrabble

David W Brown

Word Nerd: Dispatches from the Games, Grammar, and Geek Underground, by John D. Williams, is a merry exploration of the intriguing, eccentric, and sometimes brutal world of professional SCRABBLE play.

Science Confirms: Honey Badger Don't Care

Rebecca OConnell

Incredibly Cute Octopus Species Might Get a Fitting Name

Hannah Keyser

Isn't it Adorabilis?

5 Questions: Mexican States

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The First Time-Lapse Recording of a Dying Blood Cell

Shaunacy Ferro

When white blood cells die, they eject long strings of useful molecules that the body reuses.

How 9 Famous Acquitted Defendants Spent The Rest of Their Lives

Ethan Trex

Here’s how life shook out for a few acquitted defendants in high-profile trials.

12 of the Most Important Phrases to Know in Every Language

There might not be time to master a new language before your next trip, but you can at least nail these 12 vital phrases.

The World's 22 Best iPhone Photos

Hannah Keyser

Winners from this year's iPhone Photography Awards

10 Myers-Briggs Type Charts for Pop Culture Characters

Miss Cellania

How Myers-Briggs personality types can be illustrated by pop culture characters, from any universe that has at least 16 characters with different personalities.

7 Body Parts Scientists Can Grow in a Petri Dish

Shaunacy Ferro

Bioengineered brains, limbs, and organs are being grown in the lab.

43 Presidential Heads in Search of a Home

Caitlin Schneider

In the market for a collection of 18- to 20-foot-tall presidential busts? You've come to the right place.

Phone-Only Sidewalk Lanes Keep Texters in Line

Sonia Weiser

Here's how one company plans to prevent distracted texters from bumping into the rest of us.

How the Government Plans to Prevent Drunk Driving

Yelena Melnichenko

The Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety was developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

19 Bits of Advice About the French, As Told to American Servicemen in WWII

Nick Greene

These are the kinds of things the American military wanted its soldiers to be cognizant of as they worked their way into Nazi-occupied France.

A Soviet Spacecraft Collects Dust in Kazakhstan

Shaunacy Ferro

Photographer Ralph Mirebs finds the remains of the Soviet space shuttle in Kazakhstan.