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The Only Footage of Mark Twain in Existence

Lucas Reilly

Thomas Edison once said, “An average American loves his family. If he has any love left over for some other person, he generally selects Mark Twain."

10 Incredible Forests You Can Visit

Kristy Puchko

Whether boasting century-old trees, flaunting vibrant foliage, or harboring dark folklore, each one is a natural marvel.

The Real-Life Criminal Who Inspired Charles Dickens

Paul Anthony Jones

In the case of Ikey Solomon, the real life tale trumps fiction.

Paint 3D Sculptures in the Air With This New Mobile App

Andrew LaSane

The Air Pencil app uses your smartphone's mechanical systems to create paintings made of light.

Bicycles Painted in Pantone's Spring 2016 Colors Are Delightful

Rebecca OConnell

Riding around on 16-3905 Lilac Gray might be almost be as good as spring itself.

11 Brilliant Gifts for the Camper in Your Life

Erin McCarthy

There's no reason adventure seekers shouldn't be roughing it in style.

11 of the Hottest Bird Dance Moves

Kate Horowitz

It’s an avian dance party, and everyone’s invited.

How Does Fire Burn in Microgravity?

Kirstin Fawcett

If you’ve ever watched a TV or movie in which a conflagration roars through microgravity, you've probably wondered: How do flames burn in space?

10 Fascinating Facts About Morays

Mark Mancini

The fish that inspired Ursula’s sidekicks in Disney’s The Little Mermaid are at once odd, majestic, and dangerous.

Feast Your Eyes on What Microscopic Ocean Plants Look Like From Space

Shaunacy Ferro


14 Things You Might Not Know About 'Whistler's Mother'

Kristy Puchko

American artist James McNeill Whistler is best remembered for his portrait of his beloved mother, fittingly known as 'Whistler's Mother.' But while affection grew for this painting, its

Walk the Ancient City of Petra on Google Street View

Chris Higgins

Can't afford a trip to Jordan? Thanks to Google, you can get pretty close for free!

14 Fascinating Facts About 'Sling Blade'

Roger Cormier

John Ritter's backstory for his gay convenience store manger involved the 'Happy Days' gang.

This Sprinkler Saves Water By Analyzing the Weather Forecast

Michele Debczak

ETwater learns from the data it collects about your lawn and climate.

10 Scenic Facts About Central Park

Kirstin Fawcett

The urban park is one of America's most well-known attractions—but it still holds a few secrets.