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5 Perks of Being a Taxonomer

Kate Horowitz

Discovering a new species can bring scientists more than just fame.

The Missing Links: Ridiculous "Girl" Products

Colin Patrick

NHL Expansion and Relocation, 1942-Present

Rebecca OConnell

20 Facts About Abraham Lincoln

Alvin Ward

He didn't love the name "Abe."

Q&A: Joss Whedon on Super Heroes, Killing Characters, and Existing Outside the Pop Culture Mainstream

Dana Schwartz

Joss Whedon, Hollywood’s reigning king of pop culture, swears that he exists completely outside of it.

Match the Element to Its Symbol

The Most Interesting Comics of the Week

Rich Barrett

Girl in Dior, The Crogan Adventures, and more.

6 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Supermarkets

Jessica Hullinger the mag

Your local grocery store is a psychological minefield, where even the bananas are ripe with mystery.

A Deep Dive on Aluminum Can Design and Manufacturing

Chris Higgins

Why are soda cans cylindrical? Why is there a dome on the bottom? Why is this video so fascinating, when it's about cans?!

The Gun That Brought Down Al Capone Is Making Its Way to Las Vegas

Jennifer M Wood

Though he dabbled in murder, bootlegging, prostitution, and gambling, it was the crime of tax evasion that took Al Capone down.

Watch a Baby Go from Babbling to Baby Talk to Words in ASL

Arika Okrent

22 Things You Might Not Know About 'In Living Color'

Roger Cormier

Fire Marshal Bill, Calhoun Tubbs, Ugly Wanda, and Homey D. Clown are celebrating 25 years.

What Does the IRS Do With All the Paperclips People Send Them?

Nick Greene

The IRS becomes the proud owner of a huge batch of new paperclips each year. So, what do they do with the influx of office supplies?

How to Decorate Your School in the 19th Century

Sonia Weiser

The Stanley Cup: Now in Bacon Form

Rebecca OConnell