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When the FBI Went After 'Mad' Magazine

Jake Rossen

The magazine wasn't just polluting young minds; it had the gall to mock the honorable J. Edgar Hoover.

Origami Pot Changes Size as Plants Grow

Rebecca OConnell

Never re-pot a plant again.

Native Americans Might Have Domesticated Bobcats 2,000 Years Ago

Shaunacy Ferro

A bobkitten was found buried wearing a necklace in an ancient funeral mound in Illinois.

Metalhead Teens Grow Into Happy Adults After All

Shaunacy Ferro

Old fears that heavy metal affects kids' development were misplaced, according to a new study.

10 Resourceful Facts About Badgers

Hayley Harding

Beautiful Micrographs of Crystallized Tears

Sonia Weiser

A photographer asked friends to cry and captured their tears to see if there were any differences between types.

Incredibly Rare Split-Colored Lobster Caught in New England

Hannah Keyser

How rare is incredibly rare? Try one in 50 million.

Artist Breathes New Life into Decrepit Detroit House With Flowers

Hayley Harding

A $500 house in Detroit got a floral makeover.

10 Famous Movies With Direct-to-Video Sequels Nobody Remembers

Scott Weinberg


What Made a Pride of Lions Climb a Tree?

Caitlin Schneider

The question sounds like the set-up to a joke, but last week, 15 lions in Central Serengeti, Tanzania ascended a tree to escape the elements.

The Long, Strange Journey of Nevada’s State Flag

Gillian Finklea

It took 86 years for the state to finally get it right.

How Does a Bike Stay Upright?

Shaunacy Ferro

MinutePhysics explains why your bike can run away without you.

4 Ways To Be a Credit Card Point Guard

Foster Kamer the mag

Four ways to make money by spending money.

The Missing Links: Images of the New 'Ghostbusters'

Colin Patrick

Gorgeous Illustrated Maps of Literary Worlds

Hannah Keyser

Andrew DeGraff combines imaginative artistic skill and a cartographer's ability to visualize space in a stunning series of book-based maps in the forthcoming 'Plotted: A Literary Atlas.'