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A Space Tent Could Revolutionize Moon Exploration

Hannah Keyser

Aerospace engineers at MIT have designed an elegant solution to one of the most pressing issues surrounding lunar research: The inability to spend any significant time on the moon's surface.

'Smelly' Fruit Tastes Sweeter, Even If It Has Less Sugar

Shaunacy Ferro

11 Ferocious Facts About Tigers

Yelena Melnichenko

Here are a few things you might not know about the exotic (and endangered) feline.

This Device That Tells You When to Pee Is Actually Kind of Brilliant

Shaunacy Ferro

Brightly alerts people with incontinence of when their bladder is expanding.

3D Printed Bridge Coming to Amsterdam

Rebecca OConnell

Bridge building just got a lot more high tech.

The Weird Week in Review

The Most Interesting Comics of the Week

Rich Barrett

A Golden Era for Young Readers: The Story Behind Little Golden Books

Rob Lammle

Take a look back at the tiny tomes with the gold foil spine that have helped generations of kids learn to appreciate reading.

Study Shows Wild Chimps Enjoy a Stiff Drink

Hannah Keyser

Chimps not only love wine, they fashion their own goblets out of leaves to drink it. No amateurs here.

A Teenager's Assassination Attempt on Queen Elizabeth II

Stacy Conradt

Her rule has spanned 63 years—but it could have all been undone by one 17-year-old.

June 12, 1970: An MLB Pitcher Throws a No-Hitter While Tripping on Acid

Jake Rossen

He threw wild, beaned batters, and lost all sense of time, but Dock Ellis still pitched a no-hitter while high on LSD.

14 Deep Facts About 'The Hunt for Red October'

Eric D Snider

Some Srs Bsns: Are Words Without Vowels Rlly More Efficient?

Gretchen McCulloch

Watch This Peaceful Footage of Jellyfish Floating By

Rebecca OConnell

Photographer Alex Soloviev tells us how he captured his jellyfish subjects without getting a drop of water on him.

7 Lights-Out Facts About Baseball's First Perfect Game

Hannah Keyser

On this day in 1880, Lee Richmond of the Worcester Ruby Legs twirled baseball's first-ever perfect game.