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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.

Humans Feasted on Horses and Sloths in Argentina 14,000 Years Ago

Megan Gannon

The bones might help scientists reconstruct the bigger picture of how the first humans migrated through South America.

Need to Register to Vote in Houston? Look for a Taco Truck

Shaunacy Ferro


Could a Fungus Cause Crohn’s Disease?

Kate Horowitz

A small study found unique fungal-bacterial relationships in the guts of people with Crohn’s.

Why Do Alligators Fall Asleep if You Rub Their Bellies?

Maggie Malach

Don't try this at home.

Try Not to Get Fired in This Mobile Game of Work-Life Balance

Shaunacy Ferro

A Korean video game turns tough working conditions into a horrifyingly difficult pixelated challenge.

10 of the World’s Rarest Gemstones

Claire Cock-Starkey

Some of these stones are so incredibly rare their value outstrips many of the world's most valuable precious gems.

The Type of Account You Choose Matters When Saving for College

Michele Debczak

Using a basic savings account can end up being a costly mistake.

The Americas Have Officially Been Declared Measles-Free

Kirstin Fawcett

The last case of endemic measles was in 2002.

You Need to See Wednesday's Best Amazon 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, September 28.