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The United States Bans E-Cigarettes in Checked Luggage

Anna Green

It’s now illegal to pack your e-cigarette in your checked luggage or charge an e-cigarette aboard an aircraft.

The Minimum Income It Takes to Live in Each State

Anna Green

See the living wage in every U.S. state.

Retrobituaries: Lincoln Perry, the First African American Movie Star

Suzanne Raga

Using the stage name Stepin Fetchit, Perry was also the first black actor to become a millionaire—but today, his legacy is controversial.

What 7 Wedding Dress Codes Really Mean

Kat Rosenfield

What's the difference between black tie, cocktail, and semi-formal?

Look Up! 'Once in a Blue Moon' Happens for Real on May 21

David W Brown

It's not often that you can tilt your neck a mere 15 degrees and learn something new, so here is your big chance.

Cards Against Humanity Names First STEM Scholarship Winner

Kate Horowitz

Engineering student Sona Dadhania won a full scholarship for the rest of her undergraduate career.

Impressionist Sings Adele's "Hello" as Disney and Pixar Characters

Andrew LaSane

In less than 5 minutes, Hull brings out a familiar cast of characters.

Burger King Tried to Settle McDonald's Beef with a McWhopper

Jake Rossen

It was an idea too delicious for this world.

11 Rapid-Fire Facts About 'The Untouchables'

Jake Rossen

While much of the film was fictional, Al Capone taking a baseball bat to a rival was based on bloody fact.

English Nonprofit Will Preserve WWI Conscientious Objectors' Jail Graffiti

Shaunacy Ferro

The Richmond 16 were imprisoned in England in 1916 for refusing to aid the war effort.

Watch This Snake Ruin a Timelapse of a Robin's Nest

Andrew LaSane

What was meant to be a hatching video quickly turned into a lunch feed.

Show & Tell: Caricature of the Chevalier D'Eon a.k.a. Mademoiselle de Beaumont

Stassa Edwards

A diplomat, spy, and celebrated fencer, D'Éon lived the first half of life as a man and the second half as a woman.

New Global Biodiversity Atlas Reveals the Secrets of Soil

Brooke Borel

“There are new things to discover in the soil, right here on Earth. You don’t have to go to Mars or the Moon to find something you don’t know.”

7 Silky Facts About Birman Cats

Kirstin Fawcett

The Birman looks kind of like the Siamese’s fluffy cousin—even though the two probably aren’t closely related.

People-Eating Nile Crocodiles Identified in Southern Florida

Jake Rossen

At 1600 pounds, the Nile crocodile is beginning to throw its weight around in the States.