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CDC Report Confirms That Public Pools Are Gross

Kate Horowitz

A recent report found health or safety violations in 80 percent of inspected facilities in five states.

The Speedy History of Recreational Running

Anna Green

Before the 1960s, running for exercise could get you chased by the police.

Keep Your Phone Powered Up With Emoji Chargers

Rebecca OConnell

Never suffer the horror of a dead battery again.

11 Rome-Sacking Facts About the Original Goths

Nick Keppler

Though “savages” and “barbarians” to the Romans, they were actually complex, intelligent, and misunderstood people.

The Early Acting Gigs of 20 'Game of Thrones' Stars

Erin McCarthy

Here’s how some of the series’ stars (past and present) made a living before they were Starks, Lannisters, Baratheons, Targaryens, and beyond.

A San Francisco Company Is Making Wine ... Without Grapes

Caitlin Schneider

Ava Winery is trying to recreate the world's most sought-after wines in the lab and on the cheap.

New Food Waste Bill Could Make Date Labels Less Confusing

Anna Green

New legislation could help reform and standardize food date labeling.

10 Dishes that Pair Perfectly With Asparagus

Sarah Grossbart

In honor of National Asparagus Month (yup, that’s a thing), we've harvested a collection of the best dishes to pair with the flavorful spears.

Google's Data Centers Are Getting a Colorful Makeover

Michele Debczak

Four muralists are decorating the buildings where the internet lives.

Look Up (Really Late) Tonight! Mars Is as Bright as It's Been in Years

David W Brown

Early Sunday morning, Mars will be as close to Earth as it's been in years, and will be nearly as bright as Jupiter.

The Best Amazon Deals We Could Find Today, May 21

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, May 21.

11 Fascinating Facts About 'Mad Max'

Tara Aquino

We're revisiting George Miller’s full-throttle ‘Mad Max’ franchise.

McDonald’s Introduces Red and Green Burgers in China

Rudie Obias

No word on whether customers are lovin’ it.

Declassified Photos Show the Early Days of Soviet Rocket Testing

Shaunacy Ferro

One of Russia's oldest missile testing sites just turned 70.

Artist Creates Illustrations Inspired by Snack Foods

Andrew LaSane

This is a creative way to turn snack time into a fun and productive exercise.

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