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The Near-Death Experience That Inspired the First Patented Down Jacket

Erin McCarthy

How a Child’s Toy Inspired a Super-Cheap Paper Centrifuge

Kate Horowitz

Each whirligig “paperfuge” costs about 20 cents and can process blood samples in two minutes.

Watch the Song Recording Sessions from 10 Classic Disney Movies

Rudie Obias

Be our guest.

Mesmerizing Wooden Lamp Uses Magnets to Switch On

Michele Debczak

It’s the winner of a coveted design award.

George Lucas's Museum of Narrative Art Will Be Built in Los Angeles

The Week

The 'Star Wars' creator's long-awaited museum, which will see Norman Rockwell paintings hanging next to sketches from 'Indiana Jones,' is set to open by 2020.

13 Furry Facts About Pallas’s Cat

Kirstin Fawcett

Get to know the rare, fluffy wildcat from Central Asia and Eurasia.

How Physicians Care for Patients in the Most Isolated Place on Earth

Jake Rossen

How physicians care for patients in the coldest, most isolated place on Earth

When Roger Ebert Made an X-Rated Movie

Jake Rossen

In 1969, Ebert was asked to write a "camp rock-and-roll horror exploitation musical." So he did.

Uncork Bottles Like a Cowboy With This Gun-Shaped Wine Opener

Rebecca OConnell

We assume this is how people drank wine in the Wild West.

Morning Cup of Links: 'Metropolis' at 90

Miss Cellania

Great links for great folks!

Infographic: 12 of the World's Most Amazing Train Journeys

Kirstin Fawcett

Slow down and enjoy the journey.

5 Questions: Stephen Foster

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How to Fix a Candle That Won’t Light

Shaunacy Ferro

Unable to light your candle because of a buried wick? There’s a quick fix.

7 of History's Greatest Robots

Presented by Neato Robotics.

12 Cool Ice and Snow Festivals Happening This Winter

Miss Cellania

You might be surprised by how many towns go out of their way to celebrate icy weather and snow!