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Ample Hills Releases New Election Season Ice Cream Flavors

Anna Green

Ample Hills has created deliciously silly ice cream flavors called “Madam President” and “Make America Orange Again.”

Plumes on Europa May Enable the Hunt for Alien Life

David W Brown

Jupiter's moon Europa is one of the most promising places for life in the solar system.

Power Pose Effects Aren’t Real, Says Co-Author of Original Study

Anna Green

Adopting a power pose may not actually help you feel more powerful, according to researcher Dana Carney.

Researchers Restore the First Computer-Generated Music Ever Made

Anna Green

Researchers have restored Alan Turing's first experiments in computer-generated music.

11 Whammy-Free Facts About ‘Press Your Luck’

Garin Pirnia

“Big money, big money, no whammy, no whammy—stop!”

The 19th Century Manual That Claimed the Color Blue Could Cure All Ills

Shaunacy Ferro

A retired Civil War general's assertions about the color blue led to what was known as the "Blue-glass craze."

9 Facts That Tell the True Story of Johnny Appleseed

Kristy Puchko

Pediatricians Recommend Including Eggs and Peanuts in Babies’ Diets

Kate Horowitz

Studies have concluded that small, early doses of common food triggers can protect kids from developing allergies.

Aerial Drone Footage Takes Viewers Soaring Above Versailles

Michele Debczak

Experience the 17th century marvel from a stunning perspective.

4 Ways You Can Register to Vote in Less Than 5 Minutes

Kirstin Fawcett

The process doesn't have to be tedious or time-consuming.

Baltimore Elementary School Replaces Detention With Meditation

Michele Debczak

There have been zero suspensions since the program launched.

Why Don't Formula 1 Cars Have Airbags?


They don't call it a "survival cell" for nothing.

Meet the Artist Who Works in New York's Sanitation Department

Shaunacy Ferro

A new retrospective explores half a century of work by artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles, who highlights the under-appreciated maintenance work that keeps society humming.

7 Tips for Living with Asthma in a Big City

Kirstin Fawcett

Breathe a little easier.

Want to Avoid Shipping Damages? Pretend the Package Is a TV

Kirstin Fawcett

With a clever disguise, Dutch bicycle manufacturer VanMoof has reduced wear and tear on U.S. orders by 70 to 80 percent.