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Scientists: The 'Tortured Artist' Is a Real Thing

Jessica Hullinger

Researchers found that creative types are 17 percent more likely to carry genetic variants that increase the risk of bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.

11 Things You Can Learn Before Your Airplane Lands

Don’t let precious down time go to waste re-watching that on-demand summer blockbuster. Instead, try to expand your mind.

Boeing Engineers Plan to Add 'Star Wars' Sounds To Their Lasers

Alvin Ward

"Pew pew": Boeing’s High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator

4 Victorian Era Murders Immortalized in Figurines

Caitlin Schneider

These weren't your grandma's porcelain figurines.

The Dallas Cowboys Will Use Virtual Reality to Train Their Quarterbacks

Beth Anne Macaluso

How one lab plans to help the NFL team make better snap decisions.

Plant This Book When You're Done Reading and It Grows into A Tree

Hannah Keyser

An Argentinian book publisher hopes to spark a discussion about how paper products impact the environment.

See a 1932 Infographic on the History of Evolution

Caitlin Schneider

10 Animal Attack Movies That Are Actually Scary

Scott Weinberg

These New Shoes Shine Bright

Sonia Weiser

How a Japanese design firm is encouraging people to make art with their feet.

People With No Eyes Still See Ghosts

Shaunacy Ferro

Beautiful Bacteria From an 8-Year-Old's Handprint

Rebecca OConnell

12 of the Sweet Valley High Books' Most Ridiculous Plotlines

Erin McCarthy

Many of the Wakefield twins' adventures are typical teenage stuff. Sometimes, though, the plotlines of the Sweet Valley High books were, in a word, insane.

Photographer Turns His Clutter Into Gigantic Collages

Yelena Melnichenko

Beijing-based photographer Hong Hao makes order out of chaos with complex collages

Watch A Nonstick Frying Pan Get Made

Hannah Keyser

There's a deliberate—and delicate—production process behind this kitchen essential.

30 Unusual Scholarships for All Your Special Talents

Alvin Ward