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Brainwaves Might Be Your Next Vital Sign

Jordan Rosenfeld

Screening your brainwaves to glean important information about your brain health may be on the horizon.

Baby Sloths' Giant Poops Defy Physics/All Decency

Shaunacy Ferro

How can such a small animal produce such a large turd?

9 Historic Brewers Who Were Way Ahead of the Craft Beer Craze

Gwendolyn Purdom

The Vikings had a brew that was hallucinogenic.

Does Tapping a Soda Can Really Prevent It From Fizzing Over?

Andrew LaSane

The practice is meant to settle the fizz, but how does it work?

WWI Centennial: U.S. Mobilizes Troops, Vows to Pacify Border

Erik Sass

Erik Sass is covering the events of the war exactly 100 years after they happened. This is the 240th installment in the series.

Wood-Fired Pizza Might Be Causing Major Air Pollution in Brazil

Kirstin Fawcett

Sorry, pizza lovers.

9 Amazing Tiki Bars

Miss Cellania

Escape to your fantasy island paradise.

Engineers Are Designing Quieter Subways for NYC

Shaunacy Ferro

So you can actually understand the announcements.

KFC's Takeout Box Will Charge Your Phone While You Eat

Jake Rossen

Colonel Sanders: Tech Disruptor.

The Bizarre Mating Ritual of the Globular Springtail

Andrew LaSane

Watch as these insects lock faces before things get weird.

The Amazon Deals You Need to See Today

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, June 21.

13 Glorious Images of the Solstice Strawberry Moon

Miss Cellania

The moon was lovely last night, wasn't it?

Cuban Coffee Is Coming to the U.S. This Fall

Shaunacy Ferro

Cuban-style coffee is already popular, but the real stuff hasn’t been sold in the U.S. in 55 years.

Conservationists Say Fish Like Dory From 'Finding Dory' Should Stay Hidden

Kate Horowitz

One hundred percent of captive blue tang have been taken from their homes on coral reefs, often using poison.

Study Suggests Disney Princess Culture Is Harmful for Little Girls

Kate Horowitz

It's not realistic for parents to institute a ban on princesses, but there are ways to mitigate the damage.