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Scientists Find 100-Million-Year-Old Wings Beautifully Preserved in Amber

Kate Horowitz

Excited researchers estimate the feathered wings are at least 100 million years old.

Pastagate: How Pasta Fooled the Québécois Language Police

Sean Hutchinson

Quebec has created public organizations meant to uphold particular cultural characteristics—and sometimes they might go a little too far.

14 Pretty Far Out Facts About 'Flight of the Conchords'

Roger Cormier

The one-of-a-kind HBO series went off the air in 2009, but a movie is on the horizon.

Opera Star’s Skeleton Shows Evidence of Castration, Singing Career

Kate Horowitz

Researchers say the childhood castration and subsequent opera career of 19th-century singer Gaspare Pacchierotti left permanent marks on his skeleton.

An Australian Woman is Weaving Pet Hair Into Clothing

Anna Green

Marion Wheatland wants to turn your beloved pup’s fur into a luxurious coat.

Canada's Longest-Serving Prime Minister Might Have Been Its Strangest

Don Rauf

William Lyon Mackenzie King may have gotten some of his best advice from dead people, his dogs, and …. shaving cream.

It's Asteroid Day

David W Brown

“One of the major threats to intelligent life in our universe," said Stephen Hawking, "is a high probability of an asteroid colliding with inhabitable planets.”

15 Products You Can (Usually) Only Buy in Canada

Karen Rocznik

You can bet your back bacon that Canadians enjoy some special products only available in the Great White North.

A Clean Break: San Francisco Bans Styrofoam Products

Anna Green

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to ban polystyrene foam.

Why Do Canadians Drink Milk in Bags?

Jake Rossen

Minnesota and Wisconsin are getting in on the action, too.

A Brief History of Canada’s Most Iconic Blanket

Luke Spencer

It's been on sale for more than two centuries, and played a vital role in how modern Canada came to be.

FDA Announces an Unexpected Reason to Avoid Raw Cookie Dough

Jake Rossen

This is quite a raw deal.

7 Pets Who Rescued Their Humans

Jake Rossen

When her owner had a heart attack, LuLu the pig played dead in the road until help arrived.

Fumbled: The Story of the United States Football League

Jake Rossen

The 1980s NFL alternative became so cash-strapped that athletes had to ride school buses to practice.

Google Maps Adds Multi-Destination Option for Mobile Users

Andrew LaSane

Because sometimes you need to get to Points A, B, C, and D.

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