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'Glacier Mice' Are Scampering Balls of Moss

Kate Horowitz

Each glacier mouse is home to a tiny, secret world.

14 Things You Might Not Know About 'CHiPs'

Jake Rossen

Erik Estrada once broke eight ribs, his wrist, his collarbone, and his sterum shooting an episode. The man was dedicated.

Why Are Car Air Fresheners Shaped Like Trees?

Jake Rossen

Their inventor originally wanted them in the shape of a curvaceous, kneeling woman.

Immerse Yourself in the Sounds of the National Parks

Caitlin Schneider

The ambient sounds of the National Parks of the Southwest is about to be your new favorite album.

Paramount Releases Over 100 Free Movies on YouTube

Anna Green

Cinephiles rejoice!

Corals' Competitors Can Be Accomplices Against Starfish

Matt Soniak

Coral reefs are in trouble. On these Pacific reefs, one of the major causes of coral loss is predation by the crown-of-thorns sea star.

Brazilian Campaign Yarn Bombs Traffic Signs to Remind People to Donate Clothes

Rebecca OConnell

It's getting cold out and everyone needs some extra layers—even the people on the traffic signs.

Fancier Words for the Shapes in Your World

Sean ONeill Arika Okrent

Square, circle, triangle—how boring!

5 Unbelievable Airplane Seat Patents

Caitlin Schneider

The future might mean flying bunk beds.

Early Birds Once Relied on Knocker-Uppers to Wake Them Up

Kirstin Fawcett

Their job was exactly what it sounds like: They were paid to knock on windows.

8 Antique Maps That Were the First of Their Kind

Shaunacy Ferro

Columbus’ first map of Hispaniola was a little sparse on details.

Watch This Terrifying Headless Cat Robot Jump Up and Down

Shaunacy Ferro

Just some disembodied robot cat legs, no big.

10 Pressing Questions About Columbus Day

Andrew LaSane

How a 15th century voyager got his own federal holiday.

Damselfish Can Recognize Each Other’s Faces Using UV Vision

Roma Panganiban

Ambon damselfish were able to identify the correct fish face with 75 percent accuracy.

Watch Early Test Footage for 'The Muppet Movie'

Chris Higgins

"Fozzie, see, the thing of it is—you're not a real bear. You're not a real, natural bear." -Kermit