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Alien ‘Dragon Boogers’ Are Clogging Californian Waters

Bess Lovejoy

They don't actually come from outer space, although they look like it.

Party Like a Feline at New York City's Cat-Themed Soiree

Kirstin Fawcett

Artist SuZen is celebrating her love of kitties on Wednesday, September 28.

France Will Ban Plastic Plates and Cutlery By 2020

Anna Green

France will ban all plastic tableware by 2020 as part of its Energy Transition for Green Growth Act.

Thief in Washington, D.C. Steals Joan of Arc Statue's Sword

Kirstin Fawcett

A statue of the historic heroine in Meridian Hill Park is missing its weapon.

13 Quick-Fix Facts About 'MacGyver'

Jake Rossen

Some fast facts about television's craftiest science nerd.

Uber Drivers in China Are Using Ghoulish Pictures to Scare Away Passengers

Michele Debczak

When passengers cancel, 'ghost drivers' keep the fee.

Show & Tell: A Book Made From “Washington’s Tree”

Erin Blakemore

George Washington definitely had a thing for trees—or at least his legend did.

13 Mummified Facts about Ötzi the Iceman

Kristina Killgrove

In honor of the 25th anniversary of his discovery.

Retrobituary: Patrick Manson, the Man Who First Linked Mosquitoes to Disease

Ray Cavanaugh

He was the first to figure out that irritating buzz could be a danger sign.

DNA of Ancient Cats Traces the Path of Their Global Conquest

Kate Horowitz

Cats have been using humans for thousands of years.

What Are Toxins?

Michele Debczak

More often than not, detoxing is a job best left to your organs.

FXX to Air All 600 Episodes of 'The Simpsons'

Anna Green

The "Every. Simpsons. Ever." marathon kicks off on Thanksgiving and runs for 13 days straight.

Langston Hughes's Harlem Brownstone to Become Arts Center

Kirstin Fawcett

Hughes lived in the three-story building for the last 20 years of his life.

Create a Custom Budget Based On Your Income and City

Anna Green

The Earth Awaits generates detailed budgets for life in cities around the world.