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Why Deer Grow a New Set of Antlers Each Year

Kirstin Fawcett

Deer use the bony appendages to scare off romantic rivals, but once mating season ends, they don't need them anymore.

Scientists Find Feathered Dinosaur Tail Preserved in Amber

Kate Horowitz

Paleontologists found part of a young dinosaur's fluffy tail beautifully preserved in a drop of amber.

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Missing Poodle Found Safe After 9 Years

Shaunacy Ferro

The 13-year-old dog Gigi is a little stiffer than when she went missing in 2007, but was returned in relatively good health.

10 Surprising Hazards of Holiday Decorating

Presented by Allstate.

This Honda-Designed Electric Car Has Its Own 'Emotions'

Rudie Obias

The Japanese automaker wants cars and drivers to be able to share experiences together.

9 Moving Quotes from Pioneering Astronaut John Glenn

Shaunacy Ferro

The first American to orbit the Earth died today at the age of 95.

The Mystery Behind the World's Most Famous Christmas Poem

Stacy Conradt

It's a literary mystery: Nearly 200 years after it was published, we still don't know who really wrote "A Visit from St. Nicholas."

Why It's More Difficult to Focus in Your Noisy Office Than a Chaotic Public Space

Kirstin Fawcett

Researchers find that overhearing work-related conversations is more distracting than listening to random noise.

This Is Your Brain on Puns

Kate Horowitz

Full pun-derstanding relies on both sides of the brain.

Read What Jane Austen’s Friends Had to Say About ‘Mansfield Park’

Shaunacy Ferro

Austen was a sucker for an honest review.

This Company Uses Trash From Haiti to Create Ethical Fabrics

Shaunacy Ferro

Thread International tries to combat the pollution of the fast-fashion industry.

Lucky Black Cat Helps Pennsylvania Police Track Down Fugitive

Kirstin Fawcett

Felines spend most of their time sleeping and chasing mice, but occasionally, they also fight crime.

9 Ways of Saying 'Stupid' Across the United States

Angela Tung

You could call someone stupid, or you could say he hasn't the sense to find his rear-end with both hands and a roadmap.

The Hottest 'Star Wars' Toy for Christmas in 1977 Was an Empty Box

Jay Serafino

An ill-prepared toy company and a bit of improvisation led to one of the most memorable toy campaigns in history.

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