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A New Secret Weapon Against Illegal Wildlife Trafficking: Rats

Kirstin Fawcett

The African pouched rat’s sense of smell rivals a canine's—and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hopes it can help them detect illegal shipments.

5 Questions: More TWD RIPs

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You Can Now Tour the Pope’s Summer Home

Shaunacy Ferro

Castel Gandolfo has been used as a papal getaway spot since the 17th century.

9 Historic Figures With Ties to the U.S. Virgin Islands

Presented by U.S. Virgin Islands.

WWI Centennial: Germans Storm Romanian Passes

Erik Sass

Erik Sass is covering the events of the war exactly 100 years after they happened. This is the 254th installment in the series.

Why Does "K" Stand For "Strikeout" In Baseball?

Hannah Keyser

The use of K as a shorthand for strikeouts dates back to the earliest days of America's pastime.

Have We Detected Hundreds of Signals From Extraterrestrial Life?

Dan Falk

The astronomical community is reacting with measured skepticism to a new paper making bold claims.

19 Perfectly Black Products to Get You in the Halloween Spirit

Rebecca OConnell

Embrace your inner goth kid.

Erin Darke on Her New Amazon Show, 'Good Girls Revolt'

Erin McCarthy

The show's first season premieres on October 28.

5 Things That Supposedly Cursed the Cubs

Mark Mancini

In advance of tonight's first World Series game, let's take a look back at the things Cubbies fans think prevented their team from winning for more than 100 years.

How Teal Pumpkins Can Make Halloween Safer for Kids With Allergies

Michele Debczak

For kids with food allergies and their parents, trick-or-treating can be the scariest part of Halloween.

Scientists Discover Hundreds of Deep-Sea Methane Vents off West Coast

Kirstin Fawcett

The methane vents reveal more clues about our mysterious oceans, and they also could tell us more about climate change.

Lost 'Son of Frankenstein' Trailer Resurfaces More Than 75 Years Later

Michele Debczak

It contains alternate takes and scenes deleted from the final film.

5 Swoon-Worthy Office Supplies to Up Your Writing Game

Shaunacy Ferro

Consider ditching your 50-cent composition notebooks for something a little more refined.

Patagonia Debuts a Beer Designed to Fight Climate Change

Shaunacy Ferro

It's made with a variety of wheat that's engineered for sustainability.