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You Need to See This Weekend's Top Amazon Deals

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, September 17.

13 Facts About 'Spin City'

Roger Cormier

The Emmy Award-winning political sitcom made its debut 20 years ago.

Do Dolphins Carry On Conversations?

Kate Horowitz

A much-hyped new paper claims to have found evidence of human-like speech patterns in bottlenose dolphins, but other researchers are skeptical, to say the least.

Why Is the Music in Marvel Movies So Forgettable?

Chris Higgins

Let's nerd out on how film scoring works these days.

Here's Your Chance to Own a Piece of Reagan-Era History

Bess Lovejoy

Christie's is auctioning off over 700 items from the Reagans' personal collection later this month.

Google Maps Protected a Cow’s Privacy by Blurring Its Face

Anna Green

The cow's identity is safe.

15 Surprising Facts About 'Transparent'

Colin Gorenstein

3. The show is exactly two percent autobiographical.

Massive Meteorite Fragment Unearthed in Argentina

Kate Horowitz

The 34-ton space rock nicknamed “Gancedo” may be the second largest in the world.

The Popular Potato Chip Brand You Can Only Find in Prison

Anna Green

The Whole Shabangs are the most popular potato chip you’ve never heard of.

Get Better Faster by Changing Your Eating Habits When You're Sick

Anna Green

Depending on what kind of infection you have, eating or fasting may be a better strategy.

22 Finalists From 2016's Weather Photographer of the Year Contest

The Weather Photographer of the Year competition just concluded a successful first year. After more than 800 photographs were submitted, the winners were announced at the Society's Amateur Meteorologists' Conference on September 10. With so many stunning entries depicting rare and unusual weather phenomena, it was difficult for the committee to choose just a handful of prizewinners.

Today's Kids Don't Quite Know What to Make of the Atari 2600

Kirstin Fawcett

Watch the vintage home gaming console puzzle an assortment of children.

What Your Car’s Low Gas Light Really Means

Michele Debczak

Get the facts before gambling on an "empty" tank.

Show & Tell: A Mailbox for a Missile

Erin Blakemore

A relic of an ambitious, abandoned plan to send mail across the U.S. using Cold War-era weaponry.