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The NY Public Library Will Send You an Emoji-Inspired Image From its Archives

Caitlin Schneider

Tweet at the emoji bot, and get a related image back from the library's enormous digital archive.

Physicists Believe They've Discovered a Fifth Fundamental Force of the Universe

Dan Falk

If the discovery holds up, it will radically shake up what we know about the workings of the universe.

You Need to See This Weekend's Best Amazon Deals

Smart Shopping Team

As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, August 19.

What Would Happen to Your Body If You Stayed in Bed Forever?

Shaunacy Ferro

Not good things, to our dismay.

The Fly That Acts Like a Hermit Crab

Chris Higgins

Caddisfly larvae build armor out of pebbles.

7 Obsessions That Influenced H. P. Lovecraft’s Work

Jane Rose

Lovecraft’s weird fiction was shaped by his life events and many obsessions, from astronomy to shellfish.

Elect Your Favorite Cereal Monster: Boo Berry, Count Chocula, or Franken Berry

Rudie Obias

Cereal lovers are encouraged to cast their vote for Boo Berry, Count Chocula, or Franken Berry.

8 Inanimate Objects That Have Been Swallowed By Snakes

Mark Mancini

Most serpents are not what you’d call discerning diners.

Millennial Employees Are Ruining Vacations for Everyone Else

Michele Debczak

"Work martyrdom" is spreading through the American workforce.

15 Facts About 'An American Werewolf in London'

Roger Cormier

John Landis' groundbreaking horror comedy was released 35 years ago.

Hot, Humid Weather May Have Helped Shape Human Noses

Kate Horowitz

The nose is part of our body’s climate control system, helping us warm up or shed heat as necessary.

Show & Tell: A Deer Tooth Amulet From Germany

Stassa Edwards

A 19th century fad for deer tooth jewelry was imported into England by Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert.

5 Tasty Snacks to Fuel Your Workouts

Laurel Leicht

Ditch the trail mix.

Alaskan Village Votes to Relocate Due to Threat of Rising Sea Levels

Shaunacy Ferro

Shishmaref, Alaska is on the front lines of climate change.

Why Do Clowns Wear Red Noses?

Maggie Malach

No, it's not to make them more terrifying.

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