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What’s the Difference Between “O” and “Oh”?

Arika Okrent

Pyura chilensis: The "Living Rock"

Erin McCarthy

Pet rocks went out of vogue in the '80s, but an organism found off the coast of Chile and Peru might make you rethink the trend: these sea creatures masquerading as rocks are totally alive.

6 Recently Discovered Facts About Neanderthals

Jessica Hullinger

New findings are turning the traditional perception of Neanderthals as dumb, barbaric beasts upside down.

5 Questions: "Mallo" Out

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12 Proposed Disney Attractions That Were Never Built

Chris Balogh

Walt Disney once said, “It's kind of fun to do the impossible.” Well, my fine-mustachioed icon, it may have been fun, but sometimes it is simply impossible.

5 Interesting Stories That Involve Pat Sajak

Arthur Chu

He’s had a long and colorful life in showbiz, one that rivals the legends people tell about Alex Trebek.

The Missing Links: Name That 8-Bit Cat

Colin Patrick

The Shark Whisperer and Other Animal Whisperers

Miss Cellania

Currencies Around the World

Jason English

The money map.

10 Things You Might Not Know About Parasaurolophus

Mark Mancini

Flashy frills. Clubbed tails. Teeth the size of bananas. With strange features like these, it’s tempting to think that dinosaurs must’ve inhabited some distant, alien world.

A Treasure Trove of Parasitic Wasps

Matt Soniak

For the last three decades, scientists in the Area de Conservacion Guanacaste (ACG), a roughly one-thousand-square-kilometer chunk of forest in northwestern Costa Rica, have been inventorying and rear

How Do Dolphins Sleep Without Drowning?

Hannah Keyser

Having to come to the surface regularly for oxygen makes dolphins great for reliable viewing. But doesn't it sound a little exhausting?

Morning Cup of Links: Ranking the Ghosts in Ghostbusters

Miss Cellania

10 Facts About the Eiffel Tower for Its 125th Birthday

the mag

On this date 125 years ago, the Eiffel Tower opened at the Universal Exposition in Paris. Tourists may adore the landmark today, but Parisians didn’t want anything to do with it at the start.

Meet the Nightmare-Inducing Goblin Shark

Erin McCarthy

Mitsukurina owstoni, also known as the goblin shark, doesn't look like any shark you've seen before.