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Behold, the Giant Magellan Telescope!

Chris Higgins

What's the Origin of the Word "Dude"?

Arika Okrent

For some time now, we have known the basic outline of the story of “dude.” The word was first used in the late 1800s as a term of mockery for young men who were overly concerned with keeping up with t

How Can I Prevent Jet Lag?

Jet lag can be the bane of long-distance travelers, but with a few easy steps, you can reset the circadian rhythms that govern your body’s alertness and drowsiness to ensure you’ll have an enjoyable,

5 Questions: "Prop"s to My Peeps

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10 Internet Lies That Won't Die

Therese Oneill

It takes a certain combination to make an internet hoax/myth/meme take flight. It must be just credible enough to be possible, usually paired with a small “wow! cool!” factor.

Brain Game: The Hotel

Sandy Wood

5 Most Interesting Comics of the Week

Rich Barrett

Every Wednesday, I preview the 5 most interesting new comics hitting comic shops, Comixology, Kickstarter and the web.

Banksy’s 11 Most Complicated Works

Kate Erbland

British graffiti artist Banksy has been putting out very complicated works for years now. Here are a few of them.

38 Sweet Facts About Candy

Erin McCarthy

Halloween is right around the corner. If you want to hand out delicious trivia along with the candy, watch this video!

Do Animals Dream?

Alex Watt

If you’ve ever seen a cat wiggling around in its sleep, or come across three different-sized beds after eating porridge in a bear family’s inexplicably furnished home, you’ve probably wondered if anim

The Last Percent

Chris Higgins

5 Questions: "Fair" Enough

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27 Actors Who Got Their Starts on Miami Vice

Jennifer M Wood

Crockett and Tubbs … and Stiller?

The Missing Links: Back From the Dead?

Colin Patrick

A Brief History of Nuclear Airplanes

Anne Wheeler

Airplanes were an integral part of combat during WWII, but flight time was limited by each plane’s fuel capacity—this was a time before mid-flight refueling technology.

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