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12 Facts About the Election of 1800

Mark Mancini

The Broadway musical Hamilton will soon open in Chicago—so now is the perfect time to talk about one of Act II's most pivotal songs: "The Election of 1800." The actual event was even mo

How to Pick the Perfect Pair of Glasses for Your Face Shape

Kirstin Fawcett

See the world clearly—and look stylish, too.

5 Questions: Here and Now

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Supercut Shows 'Stranger Things' Side by Side With Its Inspirations

Anna Green

If you love the many cinematic references in the Netflix series, you'll love seeing just how loyal some of the shots really are.

Picture Book 'Women in Science' Captures Little-Known Stories of Pioneers

Kate Horowitz

Rachel Ignotofsky’s illustrations and stories aim to turn pioneering women like Katherine Johnson and Mary Anning into household names.

Here’s How to Make a Latte Without Milk or an Espresso Machine

Anna Green

A frothy latte can be yours with coffee beans and a bit of xanthan gum.

This Pocket-Sized Gadget Shows If You've Evenly Applied Sunscreen

Kirstin Fawcett

Goodbye, painful (and awkward) sunburns.

This Colorful Ingredient Turns Cocktails Into Litmus Tests

Michele Debczak

All it takes is a little acid.

An Orangutan in Indianapolis Has Learned to Ape Human Speech

Kate Horowitz

Rocky’s ability to reproduce human-like noises contradicts the idea that apes can only ever use the sounds they’ve always used.

Smithsonian's National Museum of American History to Hire a Beer Historian

Kirstin Fawcett

We'll raise our glasses to this initiative.

Which Country Has the Most Olympic Medals—and Whose Are Worth the Most?

Andrew LaSane

This chart shows the count and value of gold, silver, and bronze medals won by 50 countries.

What 10 Previous Olympic Venues Look Like Today

Andrew LaSane

What happens to Olympic stadiums and venues once the games are over?

Why Do We Laugh?

Autumn Spanne

Scientists don’t yet know all the reasons why so many different things cause us to laugh. But we do know laughter helps us to get along with each other.

Spike Lee and Moleskine Unite For 'She's Gotta Have It' Notebooks

Andrew LaSane

The limited-edition collaboration celebrates the 30th anniversary of Lee's feature film debut.

Nintendo Announces Official Companion Book For the Mini NES

Rudie Obias

The hardcover book will go in-depth and explore 17 of Nintendo's classic retro titles.