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17 Skeuomorphs That Show Retro Is Always In

Judith B Herman

A skeuomorph is an object or feature that imitates the design of an older similar object, just for show.

13 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in June

Hannah Keyser

We missed the chance to implore you to celebrate "Say Something Nice Day" with us on the first of the month (and "National Leave the Office Early Day" yesterday), but there are ple

Brain Game: Cactus vs. Grapefruit

Sandy Wood

10 Facts About Ankylosaurus

Mark Mancini

Whenever Ankylosaurus is mentioned—in basic cable documentaries, cheap time-travel novels, or elsewhere—you might as well just start counting the seconds until somebody inevitably compares it to a tan

New App Makes Identifying Bird Species Easy

Erin McCarthy

This electronic field guide can identify 500 common North American birds with nothing but a cell phone photo.

How Does Counting Cards in Blackjack Work?

William Herkewitz

Owning a casino isn't much of a gamble.

5 Questions: "Cole" Slaw

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Alan Alda's Flame Challenge Winners Explain "What Is Color?"

Hannah Keyser

On Sunday, the final day of the World Science Festival, Alan Alda hosted an event to announce the winners of his third annual Flame Challenge, in which he tasks world-class scientists with explaining

Americans Who Believe "Most People Can Be Trusted"

Alvin Ward

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7 Music Video Injuries and Ailments

Mandy Savoie

But making videos wasn’t all glamour. Behind the scenes, the long days were filled with vomit, blood, and diarrhea.

8 Notable Price Points Adjusted for Inflation

Kara Kovalchik

Were those prices as cheap as they sound in retrospect, or were they on par with what we’d pay today?

The Missing Links: A 1970s Guide to Surviving A Nuke

Colin Patrick

Meet Five Microbes That Hitched a Ride on the Mars Rover

Sarah Fecht

These rugged bacteria lived through NASA’s decontamination process and might possibly be living on Mars right now.

Grave Sightings: Marilyn Monroe

Stacy Conradt

After realizing that there are a lot of taphophiles (cemetery and/or tombstone enthusiasts) out there, I’m finally putting my archive of interesting tombstones to good use.

Watch Beautiful Thunderstorms Swirl

Chris Higgins