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WWI Centennial: Battle of Bazentin Ridge

Erik Sass

Erik Sass is covering the events of the war exactly 100 years after they happened. This is the 243rd installment in the series.

Build Your Own Customized Wooden Bike

Kirstin Fawcett

The project reportedly takes experienced woodworkers around 50 hours to complete.

Disneyland Opened Today in 1955

Chris Higgins

Ronald Reagan cohosted the TV launch special.

This Amphibious Camper Transforms Into a Tiny Boat

Anna Green

The Sealander is an amphibious vehicle that transforms from a camper into a boat.

Lush Embroidery Hoops Take Inspiration From Moss

Rebecca OConnell

Bring nature inside with you!

The 1999 Pokémon Illegal Gambling Lawsuit

Alvin Ward

'Pokémon Go' isn’t Pikachu’s first brush with fame—or infamy.

Darth Vader Is Getting His Own Movie—in Virtual Reality

Jennifer M Wood

It has been a big weekend for the Sith Lord everyone loves to hate.

Apollo 11 Blasted Off 47 Years Ago Today

Chris Higgins

"[The astronauts] had a big breakfast of scrambled eggs, steak, toast, coffee, and orange juice." -Frank Reynolds

Celebrate World Emoji Day by Bringing These Cocktails to Life

Caitlin Schneider


Given the Opportunity to Cheat on Their Mates, City Falcons Stay True

Kate Horowitz

Experts wondered if living so close to humans and other falcons would change the raptors’ naturally monogamous mating habits.

The Saturday Amazon Bargains You Need to See

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, July 16.

Aw, Here It Goes: 10 Fun Facts About 'Kenan & Kel'

Roger Cormier

Break out the orange soda!

'The Catcher in the Rye' Turns 65 Today

Chris Higgins

"I'm quite illiterate, but I read a lot." -Holden Caulfield

National 9/11 Museum to Open Its First Art Exhibition This September

Andrew LaSane

The exhibit will feature works created in response to the terrorist attacks 15 years ago.

Pop Culture Icon Betty Boop Finally Has Her Own Emoji

Andrew LaSane

The 86-year old cartoon's face has been added to the PepsiMoji app.