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A Retired Teacher Built a Scale Map of China in His Backyard

Shaunacy Ferro

Cai Mingxing used shrubs and tiles to create a masterpiece of terrestrial cartography.

11 Spooky Skull Products for Halloween

Rebecca OConnell

Get in the Halloween spirit.

Activity Trackers May Not Help You Lose Weight, Study Finds

Anna Green

That wearable on your wrist might be less effective than previously believed.

Study Finds Harmful Compounds in Household Dust

Kate Horowitz

Ninety percent of samples taken from homes, schools, and daycare centers contained dangerous chemicals.

Why Don't Airlines Have Parachutes for Passengers?


Passengers aren't trained to use them, for starters.

The Spiciest Chip in the World is Only Sold One at a Time

Rebecca OConnell

The serving size might seem skimpy, but it's a necessary precaution.

Scaly ‘Dragon’ Gloves Will Keep Your Hands Warm All Winter Long

Michele Debczak

Because seriously, winter is coming.

25 Facts About 'Lethal Weapon'

Roger Cormier Garin Pirnia

You're never too old for this sh*t!

AAA Urges Americans to Stop Wasting Money on Premium Gas

Michele Debczak

Americans waste over $2 billion a year on premium gas they don't actually need.

Got $4500 a Month to Spare? You Can Rent a Room in a San Francisco Mansion

Kirstin Fawcett

The 13-bed, 14-bath house is located in the city's Alamo Square district.

14 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of NYC Taxi Drivers

Jake Rossen

Be nice to them: A secret button under the dash can ruin your day in a hurry.

Spanish Designer Transforms Old-Fashioned Embroidery Into Modern Art

Kirstin Fawcett

Amid a sea of concrete buildings, Raquel Rodrigo’s rosettes stand out.

The One Change You Should Make to Vastly Improve Your Morning Coffee

Shaunacy Ferro

Baristas weigh in on the most important part of the home-brewing process.

The Autumn Equinox Happens on September 22

David W Brown

At least in the Northern Hemisphere. (In the Southern? Happy first day of spring!)

Researchers Develop 'Species from Feces' DNA Tool to Identify Bats

Shaunacy Ferro

Northern Arizona University scientists created a DNA barcoding tool that can pinpoint a bat's species from its poop.