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Strange Geographies: The Happy, Haunted Island of Poveglia

Ransom Riggs

A quarantine station, a dumping ground for plague victims, more recently a mental hospital -- the tiny island of Poveglia in the Venice Lagoon has served many unpleasant purposes over the years, but t

10 Things You May Not Know About 'Little Women'

Joy Lanzendorfer

Americans recently added 'Little Women' by Louisa May Alcott to their top 10 favorite books. To welcome it to the list, here are some facts about this beloved children’s classic.

How Did Egyptians Move Heavy Rocks For The Pyramids?

Hannah Keyser

5 Ways to Save Newborns' Lives

Chris Higgins

Morning Cup of Links: Dracula's Castle is For Sale

Miss Cellania

5 Questions: On the "Casey"

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The Beauty of Space Photography

Chris Higgins

Scientists explain how we get those beautiful color photos from space.

E.B. White's Advice for Aspiring Authors

Erin McCarthy

As a successful writer of works for both children and adults, E.B. White received fan mail often. But even though he seemed to hate it, that didn't stop him from writing back.

11 Advertising Slogans That Became Catch-Phrases

Kara Kovalchik

Today’s rapid-fire special effects-laden spots don’t seem to have the memorability factor of yesteryear’s Clio winners.

10 Things You Might Not Know About Allosaurus

Mark Mancini

Forget those sluggish tail-draggers you’ve seen plodding through old cartoons—in the real world, many dinosaurs lived fast and died young.

Diagramming Dramatic Dialogue From Action Movies

Hannah Keyser

Grammar provides the bare bones for all language—be it the written words of Leo Tolstoy or the eminently impersonable speech of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Survival Kits: The Useful, the Cool, and the Ridiculous

Miss Cellania

The Curious Case of the $2 Bill

Hannah Keyser

Hannah Keyser looks into what makes the $2 bill so special.

12 Stephen Colbert Quotes for His 50th Birthday

Erin McCarthy

Happy birthday, Stephen Colbert!

The Most Commonly Spoken Language in Each State Besides English and Spanish

Jason English