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Resilience Isn't Innate. Here's How We Can Cultivate It

Jordan Rosenfeld

It's a work in progress.

Spice Up Game Night with the 2016 Spiel des Jahres Nominees

Stacy Conradt

A jury made up of professional game critics and enthusiasts hands out the prestigious German awards to the best tabletop games of the year.

How a Film Editor Thinks About Cutting Scenes

Shaunacy Ferro

It's all based on feel.

The LEDs In This Kinetic Sculpture Simulate a Person Walking

Andrew LaSane

The illusion appears to change depending on the viewer' perspective.

The Best Amazon Deals We Could Find Today, May 24

Smart Shopping Team

As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, May 24.

Netflix and Disney Strike Exclusive Deal

Jake Rossen

There's really just no reason to leave home anymore.

The 11 Sweetest Taffy Shops to Hit This Summer

Valerie DeBenedette

If you're hitting a boardwalk or beach, you'd better know where the nearest taffy shop is.

Man Receives a Bionic Arm Inspired by a Popular Video Game

Michele Debczak

This should look familiar to fans of 'Metal Gear Solid.'

Steven Spielberg's Original Plan for 'Jaws 2'

Jake Rossen

For a single weekend, the director seriously considered taking over the sequel—and he was going to take a page from history.

Scientists Estimate Earth Is Home to One Trillion Microbial Species

Kate Horowitz

Researchers say only 1/1000th of 1 percent have been identified to date.

10 Fateful Facts About ‘Can’t Hardly Wait’

Garin Pirnia

Ethan Embry doesn't know, or care, what his character's letter said.

Why Do Brood V Cicadas Spend 17 Years Underground?

Matt Soniak

Periodical cicadas have had scientists scratching their heads for centuries.

Here's Why Confetti Is So Terrible for Video Quality

Michele Debczak

There's a reason why confetti makes everything a pixelated mess.

Don’t Have a Garden? Regrow Vegetables in Your Kitchen

Caitlin Schneider

Here's a good reason to avoid ditching those veggie scraps.