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World War I Centennial: Conrad Urges War Against Serbia

Erik Sass

Rest in Pieces: 10 Transportation Graveyards

Andrew Moseman

Where the vehicles that one took people from Point A to Point B go to die.

12 Unusual Measurements for International Metrology Day

Arallyn Primm

Every year since the centennial of the Metre Convention, May 20 has been celebrated as International Metrology Day.

For Years, Ken Butcher Was the Sole Employee of the U.S. Metric Program

Carrie Swiggum

Almost 40 years after the 1975 Metric Conversion Act, the head of the U.S. Metric Program explains why change is hard.

The Missing Links: In Defense of Spam

Colin Patrick

20 Artistic Takes on Disney Princesses

Jill Harness

Fans of Brave's heroine, Merida, have been up in arms the last week over a Disney redesign that left the princess looking skinnier, sexier, and more in line with the rest of the company’s anima

13 Ways to Know if the Government is Reading Your Email

David W Brown Marc Ambinder

In an excerpt from their new book, D.B. Grady and Marc Ambinder offer 13 ways to tell whether the government is sniffing around your inbox.

12 Words English Got from the Aztecs

Judith B Herman

The names of several familiar foods come to us from Nahautl, the language of the Aztecs. But cuisine is not the only source of English words with an Aztec background.

Can Animals Really Anticipate Natural Disasters?

Kevin Kampwirth

For centuries, anecdotal stories have circulated about animals possessing some primal sixth sense that alerts them to an imminent natural disaster, but does science back it up?

5 Other Sites Yahoo Bought

Chris Higgins

5 Questions: Now with "Wings"

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5 Animal Couples Who Got Married

Jill Harness

Getting hitched isn't just for people. Here are a few animals that took the leap into holy matrimony.

Weekend Links: Finger-Painting, All Grown Up

Roma Panganiban

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

10 Things You Might Not Know About the Indy 500

Bud Shaw