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9 Royally Interesting Facts You Might Not Know About King Cake

Jeff Wells

The colorful cake is primarily associated with Big Easy revelry, but its history reaches back centuries.

The Missing Links: Post-It Drawings That Capture the Adult Condition

Colin Patrick

Researchers Capture Rare Photos of a Sub-Antarctic Volcano Erupting

Andrew LaSane

Few have witnessed an eruption from the volcano, located on a remote island in Australia's territories.

7 Affordable Ways to Further Your Education After College

Michele Debczak

Your diploma is no excuse to stop learning.

Jenlagged: A Comic Travelogue from Angoulême (Part 4)

Jen Vaughn

This Software Can Guess What People Are Looking At

Michele Debczak

It was able to detect the image being viewed with 96 percent accuracy.

Scientists Decode Bedbug Genome, and It Explains Why They’re So Hard to Kill

Kate Horowitz

Pesticide resistance, efficient food processing, and self-defense are built right into the pest’s genes.

This Elegant Pedestrian Tunnel Is Not Your Typical Underpass

Michele Debczak

This is one underpass pedestrians might actually enjoy passing through.

This Massive Wind Turbine Design Can Withstand Hurricane-Force Winds

Michele Debczak

Engineers borrowed some design elements from the palm tree.

Why is it Controversial to Name Winter Storms?

Dennis Mersereau

It seems like a silly controversy, but there are some pretty strong arguments both for and against assigning names to winter storms.

11 Things You Might Not Know About Domino's

Alvin Ward

In the past 50 years, Domino’s has grown to become the second largest pizza chain in the country.

French Phrases Hidden in English Words

Sean ONeill Arika Okrent

Even if you speak French you may never have noticed them.

This Website Lets You Hear The Roar of 1920s New York City

Anna Green

In order to re-create the sonic history of New York City, historian Emily Thompson has created an interactive website called The Roaring Twenties, exploring the historical soundscape of New York City

Infrared Video Shows How Hummingbirds Shed Heat Through Their Eyes and Feet

Matt Soniak

Getting rid of excess heat is complicated when your body is covered in insulating feathers. Here's how hummingbirds do it.

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