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The Origin of the Word 'Slang' Has Been Found

Arika Okrent

Let me put this right up front. The headline to this post is slightly misleading, but not dishonest.

15 Major Facts About 'Undeclared'

Roger Cormier

The 2001 college series had a "no Napster jokes" policy.

Japan Prepares for Halloween With Black Garlic Doritos

Michele Debczak

Make some room in your vampire-hunting kit.

The Best Coffee Roasters in All 50 States


Celebrate National Coffee Day with a fresh brew from any of these quality roasters.

John Malkovich Reinterprets Dale Cooper and Other David Lynch Characters

Anna Green

“Playing Lynch” is an experimental meditation on Lynch’s films and television shows.

Watching Ice Cream Sandwiches Get Made Is Almost as Good as Eating One

Rebecca OConnell

Now we're hungry.

Morning Cup of Links: What Attracts the Eye

Miss Cellania

Make it a great day with some great links!

Bear Discovered Playing With Unexploded World War II Weapon

Kirstin Fawcett

As if their teeth and claws weren't enough.

5 Questions: Harvest "Moon"

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This Fence in Croatia Acts Like a Giant Xylophone

Shaunacy Ferro

It plays the Croatian national anthem.

See the Art That Inspired Classic Film Scenes

Jake Rossen

How directors like Alfred Hitchcock and Quentin Tarantino have paid homage to their favorite works of art.

92 Percent of the Global Population Is Exposed to Dangerous Air Pollution

Anna Green

Nearly 12 percent of all global deaths in 2012 alone could be linked to indoor and outdoor air pollution.

Solar Tree Generates Enough Energy to Light Five Houses

Michele Debczak

Lifting the solar panels closer to the sky boosts their efficiency.

Street Artist Transforms Trash Into Giant 3D Animal Sculptures

Kirstin Fawcett

Bordalo II's work draws attention to the world's growing waste problem.

The Necromancer Roger Bolingbroke and the Plot to Kill King Henry VI

Claire Cock-Starkey

Back in the 15th century, being an astrologer was a dangerous business.