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17 Facts About 'Misery' On Its 25th Anniversary

Roger Cormier

It's been a quarter-century since we met Paul Sheldon's number one fan.

What's the Difference Between Jam, Jelly, and Preserves?

Rebecca OConnell

Mars Could One Day Have a Ring Like Saturn

Michele Debczak

The red planet's largest moon may eventually crumble into a ring of debris.

Meet the Man Who's Paid to Sniff Out Bad Smells

Kirstin Fawcett

Ned Ostojic hunts down odors and brainstorms how to get rid of them.

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