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A Brief History of Internet Milestones That Changed Technology

Kirstin Fawcett

These historic innovations altered the way we shop, communicate, and consume media.

Listen to the Unique Sounds of Electromechanical Beat Machines

Andrew LaSane

These handmade musical instruments create futuristic rhythmic patterns.

14 Bold Facts About Bald Eagles

Rosemary Mosco

Bald eagles are powerful symbols of America—but there’s a whole lot more to these quirky birds.

Can You Really Ripen an Avocado in the Oven?

Shaunacy Ferro

Just how well does this life hack work?

The Best Amazon Deals We Could Find Today, May 3

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, May 3.

Researchers Discover a New Geoglyph in Peru's Nazca Desert

Kirstin Fawcett

The stone lines depict what's believed to be a mythological animal sticking its tongue out.

Watch This Tortoise Reign Over Its 'Jurassic Park' Habitat

Andrew LaSane

A fan of the film recreated the theme park to give his pet a new home.

Science Explains Why Your Lab Is Always Hungry

Kate Horowitz

A gene variant associated with appetite and obesity has been found in several Labrador retriever breeds.

13 Fashions Born on the Battlefield

Maureen Monahan

Civilian fashion has been borrowing from soldiers’ uniforms for centuries.

The Rock Made an Alarm Clock App to Motivate You in the Morning

Shaunacy Ferro

Let Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s motivational messages lift you out of bed.

10 Classrooms (Almost) Too Cool for School

Jake Rossen

Fact: Test scores improve when your teacher is dressed like a Starfleet Commander.

Scientists Explain Why Even the “Biggest Losers” Regain Lost Weight

Kate Horowitz

All the willpower in the world can’t change the way your body processes calories.

The Story Behind “Frankie and Johnny”

Miss Cellania

The true story behind the popular American murder ballad.

14 Big Facts About ‘Dallas’

Garin Pirnia

When J.R. got shot, the nighttime soap opera turned into a worldwide phenomenon.

How Do Dogs Drink Water?

Nick Greene

It's loud and sometimes messy, but it gets the job done.