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The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Check out the Latest Trailer for Ransom Riggs' Hollow City!

Erin McCarthy

If you're like me, ever since you finished reading Ransom Riggs' Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, you've been waiting patiently (OK, maybe not so patiently) for the seq

13 Words of the Year from Other Countries

Arika Okrent

Gubbploga! GroKo! Bombeiro! Start slipping these into conversation.

Morning Cup of Links: Goodbye, Saturday Morning Cartoons

Miss Cellania

The Treadmill Originated in Prisons

the mag

Exercising on a treadmill often feels like torture, and that’s not exactly a coincidence.

Can You Catch Up On Sleep?

Caisey Robertson

When we pull an all-nighter to study for a test or put together a presentation, we assure ourselves we’ll just make it up later—but can you really catch up on lost sleep?

5 Color Illusions and Why They Work

Think colors are objective facts? Think again! Color is more subjective than you might expect—it’s really all in your head. These illusions show you how.

Brain Game: Crochets

Sandy Wood

5 Questions: Eek!

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Building a Bear-Proof Suit

Jake Rossen

Canadian inventor Troy Hurtubise has gone bankrupt developing grizzly-proof suits. Now, he claims he can cure cancer. A lesson on the perils of backyard ingenuity.

The Missing Links: What We're Dying To Know

Colin Patrick

Brain Game: Meet Beth

Sandy Wood

10 January Ice and Snow Festivals

Miss Cellania

What If? 19 Alternate Histories Imagining a Very Different World

Mark Juddery

Alternate history, long popular with fiction writers, has also been explored by historians and journalists. Here are some of their intriguing conclusions.

Mister Rogers Visits the Sneaker Factory

Chris Higgins