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The Dying Art of Skywriting

Jeff Wells

Everyone loves a message in the clouds, but very few people can make them like they used to.

These Desert Birds Make Jerk Stepdads

Kate Horowitz

Researchers say male southern pied babblers will push their stepsons out of the group while promoting their biological sons.

6 Jazzy Facts About Charlie Parker

Janet Burns

The musical icon would have turned 96 years old today.

Experience Yosemite in Virtual Reality With President Obama

Michele Debczak

Celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service in 360 degrees.

Pick the Missing Words From These 1990 Movie Titles

Take the quiz!

How Michael Jackson Bought the Publishing Rights to The Beatles Catalogue

Suzanne Raga

The King of Pop once took some business advice from Paul McCartney—and used it to buy all of the Beatles song collection.

Fig Pollination Is Incredible (And Probably Results In You Eating Mummified Wasps)

Caitlin Schneider

The fruit and its wasp have been evolving together for millions of years.

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Decide to Work Remotely

The allure of working in your pajamas and having a five-step commute is understandable—but do you have the will-power needed to keep your nose to the grindstone?

Homemade Batman Costume Breaks World Record

Anna Green

The Batman costume just broke the Guinness World Record for “Most Functional Gadgets on a Cos-Play Suit."

Morning Cup of Links: A Simulated Year on Mars

Miss Cellania

Start a great week with these great links!

10 of the World’s Most Beautiful Public Gardens

Miss Cellania

These gardens are worth the trip.

Introducing a New and Improved Airplane Headrest

Kirstin Fawcett

Bye-bye, neck pillows.

Book-Themed Enamel Pins Are the Perfect Thing for Trendy Readers

Rebecca OConnell

Now you can show off your favorite book right on your lapel.

The Story of Hachikō, Japan’s Famously Loyal Dog

Alvin Ward

Man's best friend—no matter what.

You Didn't Know Mushrooms Could Do All This

Chris Higgins

You can use them as food, shelter, filters, biofuel, insulation, mosquito traps....