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Why Are U.S. Trains So Bad?

Shaunacy Ferro

Everyone loves the idea of a train trip, so why is our railway system so lacking?

7 Ways Your Kids Can Help You Be a Better Family Member

Presented by American Family.

Jimmy Carter's Short-Lived White House Solar Panels

Alvin Ward

What took so long for solar power to return to the White House?

What Sounds Do Koalas Make?

Chris Higgins

Yipping, squeaking, munching, and horrible grunting.

This New York City Warehouse Is Full of Free School Supplies for Teachers

Michele Debczak

The average teacher spends almost $1000—out-of-pocket—on classroom supplies each year.

12 Ingredients You’ll Want to Add to Your Next Lemonade

Nina Pearlman

The basic lemonade recipe is so simple, it's practically begging for an upgrade.

Can Math Explain How Animals Get Their Patterns?

Chris Higgins

Alan Turing's 1952 theory can (mostly) explain how animals got their stripes.

This Week's Best Amazon Deals You Can Still Get

Smart Shopping Team

As a recurring feature, we share some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. These items were the ones that were the most popular with our readers this week, and they’re still available.

This Edible Packaging Is Made From Milk Protein

Kate Horowitz

Researchers hope to have the casein packaging on grocery store shelves within the next three years.

A Brief (and Delicious) Look at Historic Wedding Cake Trends

Kirstin Fawcett

We don't know if we want to admire them or eat them.

Happy 20th Birthday, Netscape Navigator 3.0!

Chris Higgins

It worked great on Windows 95 and the Mac's System 7.

YouTube Channel Creates Mesmerizing Videos Using Light Refraction

Alvin Ward

Watch things disappear.

The Dogs Trained to Help Diabetes Patients

Alvin Ward

Sniffing out changes in blood at the molecular level, these dogs are pretty amazing.

Watch: The Surprising History of Bananas

Chris Higgins

Alexander the Great brought bananas to Europe in 327 BCE.

The NY Public Library Will Send You an Emoji-Inspired Image From its Archives

Caitlin Schneider

Tweet at the emoji bot, and get a related image back from the library's enormous digital archive.