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Conflict in Syria Shuts Down the Aleppo Seed Vault

Kate Horowitz

Scientists are now readying sister sites in Lebanon and Morocco.

12 Howling Facts About ‘The Wolf Man’

Mark Mancini

One of Universal's most beloved horror movies was just as fascinating behind the scenes.

Archaeologists Find Man Buried With Shroud of Cannabis Leaves

Megan Gannon

People have been decorating their bodies with pot leaves way before you bought that "I <3 420" T-shirt at the mall.

Interactive Map Gives Wi-Fi Codes of Airports Around the World

Rebecca OConnell

Free Wi-Fi for all!

The Ewing Mansion From ‘Dallas’ Is Up for Sale

Michele Debczak

The $12.95 million price tag is fit for an oil magnate.

10 Game-Changing Hispanic Scientists You Didn’t Learn About In School

Anna Green

From groundbreaking biologists and physicists to innovators in the fields of medicine, botany, and more, here are 10 great minds you probably didn't learn about in school.

Hurricane Matthew Will Slam Florida Tonight

Dennis Mersereau

Be careful out there, Florida.

Humans Will Never Live Past 115 Years Old, Study Argues

Shaunacy Ferro

A controversial new study finds that humanity may have already reached the peak of its natural lifespan.

Airbags May Be Safer Than Helmets for Bicyclists

Jake Rossen

Don't like wearing a helmet? Soon, you may not have to.

You Can Now Buy Hello Kitty Wine in the U.S.

Kirstin Fawcett

The line includes a sparkling rosé and a sparkling white wine.

Amazon Prime Offers New Perks for Book and Video Game Lovers

Kirstin Fawcett

They're called Prime Reading and Twitch Prime, respectively.

8 Money Mantras That Financial Planners Always Follow

Danielle Braff

Financial planners share the rules that they keep for themselves.

Thousands Gather in Catalonia, Spain for Human Tower Competition

Michele Debczak

Human tower-building is the ultimate team sport.

Amazon is Running Some Great Thursday Deals

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, October 6.

Skeleton of a 19th-Century British Man Reveals He Wore a Corset

Kristina Killgrove

Medicine and fashion may have collided in this tuberculosis treatment.