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Why Do I Sometimes Scratch One Body Part and Feel It on Another?

Matt Soniak

5 Questions: Clueless

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What Do the Ms on M&M's Stand For, and How Do They Get Them on There?

Matt Soniak

And how do they get them on there?

Weekend Links: Hubble Turns 24

Roma Panganiban

6 of the Oldest Trees in the World

Haley Sweetland Edwards

Roughly 3,500 years ago—right about the time the Ancient Phoenicians were hitting their stride—a tiny cypress tree, no bigger than a fist, sprouted in the swamplands of Central Florida.

Weekend Links: Myspace Tom's Instagram Adventures

Roma Panganiban

The "Best Picture" Losers

Chris Higgins

These Videos of Paris in Motion are Mesmerizing

Erin McCarthy

In 2012, web developer and photographer Mayeul Akpovi launched Paris in Motion, a series of stop-motion hyperlapse videos that take the viewer on a beautiful tour of the city's famous sights.

12 Things You Didn't Know Were Named After People

Therese Oneill The Week

10 Facts About Archaeopteryx

Mark Mancini

Evolution is a marvelous thing. When Archaeopteryx was first discovered, it put a major feather in Darwin’s cap.

5 Jeopardy! Questions That Stumped (Fictional) Geniuses

Arthur Chu

Arthur Chu captured national attention for becoming an 11-time Jeopardy! champion and is now shamelessly extending his presence in the national spotlight by all available means.

The Missing Links: America's Hidden Bars

Colin Patrick

What's the Best Fortune Cookie You've Ever Gotten?

Jason English

On Fridays, we ask a series of unrelated questions. Your answers help get us through the afternoon. Answer one, answer all, or ask your own question. On to this week's topics...

Fun With the Interactive Algonquian Language Map

Arika Okrent

A clear and fascinating way to get in touch with the linguistic history of our continent.

The Least-Remembered Countries in the World

Jason English

Today's map uses data from Sporcle's popular "Name the Countries of the World" quiz.

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