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Can Math Explain How Animals Get Their Patterns?

Chris Higgins

Alan Turing's 1952 theory can (mostly) explain how animals got their stripes.

This Week's Best Amazon Deals You Can Still Get

Smart Shopping Team

As a recurring feature, we share some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. These items were the ones that were the most popular with our readers this week, and they’re still available.

This Edible Packaging Is Made From Milk Protein

Kate Horowitz

Researchers hope to have the casein packaging on grocery store shelves within the next three years.

A Brief (and Delicious) Look at Historic Wedding Cake Trends

Kirstin Fawcett

We don't know if we want to admire them or eat them.

Happy 20th Birthday, Netscape Navigator 3.0!

Chris Higgins

It worked great on Windows 95 and the Mac's System 7.

YouTube Channel Creates Mesmerizing Videos Using Light Refraction

Alvin Ward

Watch things disappear.

The Dogs Trained to Help Diabetes Patients

Alvin Ward

Sniffing out changes in blood at the molecular level, these dogs are pretty amazing.

Watch: The Surprising History of Bananas

Chris Higgins

Alexander the Great brought bananas to Europe in 327 BCE.

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.