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Plastic Robots Can Perform Surgery in an MRI

Shaunacy Ferro

Robotic assistants could react to real-time scans of the patient’s body.

In 5 Days, We'll See Pluto Up Close for the First Time in History

Jen Pinkowski

On July 14, the New Horizons probe will be closer to Pluto than New York City is to Hong Kong.

The Time Nikola Tesla Paid for His Hotel Room With a "Death Ray"

Stacy Conradt

When a bill came due, Tesla got creative.

5 Social Media Disasters From the Halls of Government

Mike Schlossberg

9 Flowcharts for Maximum Non-Productivity

Miss Cellania

Another round of humorous and/or useful flowcharts from around the web.

The Missing Links: 'Back to the Future' Comes to Comic Books

Colin Patrick

Inside the Walls of New York’s Tenement Museum

Caitlin Schneider

From 1863 to 1935, the building that is now New York's Tenement Museum housed some 7,000 residents—and they left some pretty interesting things in the walls and floors.

This Light Bulb Has Been Burning for 114 Years; Will It Ever Stop?

Nick Greene

There’s a light bulb in Livermore, California that has been burning since 1901.

Movie Title Anagrams

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13 Words that Changed from Negative to Positive (or Vice Versa)

Arika Okrent

Here are 13 fine, upstanding words that long ago switched from negative to positive (or vice versa).

Miss May Whitley, Self-Defense Expert of 1930s London

Jake Rossen

What we know about the "Ju-Jitsu Girl" of England.

A Refrigerator Magnet That Recommends Movies Based on the Time of Day

Sonia Weiser

A refrigerator magnet uses a specially designed light sensor to give you movie recommendations based on the time of day you're eating.

The Intruder in Queen Elizabeth II's Bedroom

Stacy Conradt

A look back at one of the worst (and most terrifying) royal security breaches in history.

15 Charming Quotes from Sir Patrick Stewart

Hannah Keyser

Whether you know him from Star Trek, X-Men or his many theater performances, it’s hard not to love Sir Patrick Stewart. Let’s take a look at some of the beloved Brit’s most quotable insights.

Neuroscience Explains 'Waitmares'

Giaco Furino

You forgot to bring cocktail sauce to table 23.

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