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Emperor Augustus’s Mausoleum in Rome Set for Restoration

Shaunacy Ferro

The long-overdue restoration will be completed with a donation from an Italian telecommunications company.

Scientists Identify the Creators of Namibia’s ‘Fairy Circles’

Kate Horowitz

Spoiler: It's not fairies.

Japanese Toilet Makers Agree on Standardized Symbols

Michele Debczak

Using the bathroom in Japan will soon be less intimidating for tourists.

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30 Presidential Nicknames, Explained

Erin McCarthy

From Old Granny to Uncle Jumbo, His Accidency to Grandfather's Hat.

15 Eerily Beautiful Photos of Abandoned Movie Theaters

Take a peek inside architectural photographer Matt Lambros's new book, After the Final Curtain: The Fall of the American Movie Theater, which pays tribute to the once-lavish movie palaces of yesteryear.

Watch Popcorn Kernels Burst in Slow Motion

Michele Debczak

The process has been slowed down to 30,000 frames per second.

11 Surprising Celebrity Cookbook Authors

Shaunacy Ferro

Have you bought 'Cookin' with Coolio' for your kitchen yet?

This Simple White Mug Is Hiding a Secret That Film Geeks Will Love

Rebecca OConnell

You can use it to reenact the pivotal scene from 'The Usual Suspects'—but only once.

Sephora Releases Collection of '90s-Inspired Lip Balms

Kirstin Fawcett

RIP, Bonne Bell.

5 Questions: Got Juice?

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How Much Sugar Is in Your Pizza? Way More Than You'd Think

Shaunacy Ferro

Added sugars are present in far more foods than you'd think. Photographer Antonio Rodríguez Estrada visualizes nutrition information in sugar cubes.

WWI Centennial: The Zimmermann Telegram

Erik Sass

Erik Sass is covering the events of the war exactly 100 years after they happened. This is the 263rd installment in the series.

Who Said It: Joe Biden or Michael Scott?

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The VP can be kind of a loose cannon and his mouth sometimes gets him in trouble—the same kind of trouble Michael Scott often found at Dunder Mifflin. Can you tell which famous Scranton native said what?

The Pioneering Female Sci-Fi Writer Whose Identity Was Kept Secret for 50 Years

Claire Cock-Starkey

Katharine Burdekin wrote one of the first dystopian novels, but her authorship wasn't revealed until well after her death.