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How Michael Jackson Bought the Publishing Rights to The Beatles Catalogue

Suzanne Raga

The King of Pop once took some business advice from Paul McCartney—and used it to buy all of the Beatles song collection.

Fig Pollination Is Incredible (And Probably Results In You Eating Mummified Wasps)

Caitlin Schneider

The fruit and its wasp have been evolving together for millions of years.

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Decide to Work Remotely

The allure of working in your pajamas and having a five-step commute is understandable—but do you have the will-power needed to keep your nose to the grindstone?

Homemade Batman Costume Breaks World Record

Anna Green

The Batman costume just broke the Guinness World Record for “Most Functional Gadgets on a Cos-Play Suit."

Morning Cup of Links: A Simulated Year on Mars

Miss Cellania

Start a great week with these great links!

10 of the World’s Most Beautiful Public Gardens

Miss Cellania

These gardens are worth the trip.

Introducing a New and Improved Airplane Headrest

Kirstin Fawcett

Bye-bye, neck pillows.

Book-Themed Enamel Pins Are the Perfect Thing for Trendy Readers

Rebecca OConnell

Now you can show off your favorite book right on your lapel.

The Story of Hachikō, Japan’s Famously Loyal Dog

Alvin Ward

Man's best friend—no matter what.

You Didn't Know Mushrooms Could Do All This

Chris Higgins

You can use them as food, shelter, filters, biofuel, insulation, mosquito traps....

The Library of Congress Is Digitizing Its Braille Music Collection

Michele Debczak

It's a tedious process.

8 Family-Style Facts About Buca di Beppo

Emily Becker

Grab some pasta with the pope.

Watch How USC Digitizes Human Actors

Chris Higgins

Here's one way to get a 3D scan of a person.

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This Week's Best Amazon Deals You Can Still Get

Smart Shopping Team

As a recurring feature, we share some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. These items were the ones that were the most popular with our readers this week, and they’re still available.