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If You Want Short Work Weeks, Move to These Cities

Shaunacy Ferro

Famously vacation-friendly France tops the list, unsurprisingly.

Ancient Beer Kits Show Chinese Brewers Were Making Beer 5000 Years Ago

Shaunacy Ferro

Funnels, stoves, and other necessities for brewing beer were found in northern China.

14 Darling Facts About Ladybugs

Rosemary Mosco

Did you know that their red color is a warning sign, their babies look like alligators, and they can change the flavor of your wine?

The Missing Links: Why 'Calvin and Hobbes' Was So Great

Colin Patrick

Animal Rescue Group Creates a 3D-Printed Shell for Injured Tortoise

Kirstin Fawcett

Freddy had been badly burnt in a fire, but now has a second lease on life.

Resilience Isn't Innate. Here's How We Can Cultivate It

Jordan Rosenfeld

It's a work in progress.

Spice Up Game Night with the 2016 Spiel des Jahres Nominees

Stacy Conradt

A jury made up of professional game critics and enthusiasts hands out the prestigious German awards to the best tabletop games of the year.

How a Film Editor Thinks About Cutting Scenes

Shaunacy Ferro

It's all based on feel.

The LEDs In This Kinetic Sculpture Simulate a Person Walking

Andrew LaSane

The illusion appears to change depending on the viewer' perspective.

The Best Amazon Deals We Could Find Today, May 24

Smart Shopping Team

As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, May 24.

Netflix and Disney Strike Exclusive Deal

Jake Rossen

There's really just no reason to leave home anymore.

The 11 Sweetest Taffy Shops to Hit This Summer

Valerie DeBenedette

If you're hitting a boardwalk or beach, you'd better know where the nearest taffy shop is.

Man Receives a Bionic Arm Inspired by a Popular Video Game

Michele Debczak

This should look familiar to fans of 'Metal Gear Solid.'

Steven Spielberg's Original Plan for 'Jaws 2'

Jake Rossen

For a single weekend, the director seriously considered taking over the sequel—and he was going to take a page from history.