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How This Once-Extinct Squash Is Making a Comeback

Anna Green

Thanks to an 850-year-old find, a long-extinct species of squash is making a comeback.

10 Festive Christmas Markets From Around the World

Hannah Keyser

Even if you’re already done all your holiday shopping—and especially if you haven’t—a visit to one of these Christmas markets is the perfect seasonal activity.

Where Stolen Art Used to Be, Museum Now Displays Drawings of the Suspects

Michele Debczak

Thirty years later and they’re still not over it.

The Mysterious Death of the Somerton Man

Stacy Conradt

Sixty-seven years to the day after a body was discovered on Somerton Beach, no one knows who the man in the suit was—or how he died.

There’s Probably a Hidden Tomb in King Tut’s Burial Chamber

Shaunacy Ferro

Archaeologists put it at a 90 percent chance. But who does this secret tomb contain?

13 Movies That Almost Starred Ben Stiller

Roger Cormier

The 'Zoolander' star is turning 50 today!

Spider Webs Are Chock Full of DNA from Devoured Insects

Shaunacy Ferro

A new study on the genetic material from spider webs finds that there’s more to them than we'd once thought.

The History and Science Behind Expandable Water Toys (a.k.a. Grow Monsters)

Suzanne Raga

The superabsorbent polymers inside them were originally invented to help soil conserve water.

This Laptop for Kids Includes Interchangeable, Upgradable Hardware

Michele Debczak

The Infinity laptop encourages kids to repair and assemble it themselves.

25 Fine Facts About Kentucky

Jeff Wells

13. You can thank Patty Hill, a resident of the Bluegrass State, the next time you launch into "Happy Birthday."

The Missing Links: Amazon's Delivery Drone In Action

Colin Patrick

Name the Two-Letter Postal Abbreviations for Each State

Take the quiz!

Why These Cars Looked Like They Were Levitating on Video

Kirstin Fawcett

The mysterious phenomenon has a simple explanation.

11 Species Surprisingly Close to Extinction

Presented by Discovery.

Slick App Reveals All the Invisible Data Signals Around You

Shaunacy Ferro

The Architecture of Radio visualizes invisible signals from cell towers, satellites, and radio networks.