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The First Female Motorcyclist in D.C.

Hannah Keyser

On September 11, 1937, the Washington Post reported that "D.C.'s Lone Girl Motorcyclist Stormed Loudly To Get Permit." The girl was Sally Robinson (married name: Halterman, as she is id

The Missing Links: The Beginning of Suspended Human Animation

Colin Patrick

10 Facts About Leaellynasaura

Mark Mancini

Leaellynasaura may seem like an unassuming little creature, but it tells a remarkable story—one that involves drifting continents, a snowy wonderland, and the world’s luckiest little girl.

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Silence of the Newts

Matt Soniak the mag

Three dead men. No clues. Just a newt. And he wasn’t spilling the beans.

Aug(De)Mented Reality

Chris Higgins

Adding cartoons to real life.

Why Do Students Get Summers Off?

Lucas Reilly

It's not the reason you've probably heard.

5 Questions: Milton

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These Kids Have No Idea What to Make of Old Computer Tech

Erin McCarthy

"This is very hipster."

18 Things You Might Not Know About 'Just One of the Guys'

Jennifer M Wood

The ‘80s gender-bending high school movie is full of unexpected surprises

101 Masterpieces: Moby-Dick

Lucas Reilly

Herman Melville had everything a young author could dream of. Then he wrote Moby-Dick and ruined everything.

Morning Cup of Links: Life During Wartime

Miss Cellania

5 DIY Projects to Defend Your Home From Invaders

William Gurstelle

In Defending Your Castle: Build Catapults, Crossbows, Moats, Bulletproof Shields, and more Defensive Devices, William Gurstelle poses the question: Using modern materials and construction techniques,

Why Does “Terrible” Mean Bad and “Terrific” Mean Good?

Arika Okrent

Terrible and terrific are both formed off the same root: terror. Both started out a few hundred years ago with the meaning of terror-inducing.

Galapagos Birds Beat Bloodsuckers with Pesticide-Lined Homes

Matt Soniak

In the 1990s, the fly Philornis downsi was accidentally introduced to the Galapagos Islands, probably in a shipment of fruit.