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How The Emoticon Was Invented

Stacy Conradt

It all started with a :-)

12 Thought-Provoking Quotes from H.G. Wells

Stacy Conradt

As one of the founding fathers of science fiction, Herbert George Wells certainly had a lot to say about the human race.

Church Wants to Sell Building Containing Rare Keith Haring Stairway Mural

Kirstin Fawcett

The stairwell art depicts Haring's signature dancing figures, radiant babies, and dogs.

Newsletter Alerts You to the Asteroid Flybys Happening Almost Daily

Michele Debczak

Now, there’s an easy way to keep tabs on the notable space rocks that zoom past the planet without purchasing a high-powered telescope.

NASA Research Says These Are the Best Air-Purifying Plants

Caitlin Schneider

It's time for a shopping spree at your local nursery.

8 Milestones in Online Music Distribution

Nick Keppler

Digital music has a longer history than you'd expect.

These Wireless Headphones Are Shaped Like Ears

Anna Green

The Sound headphones were inspired by the structure of the human ear.

Just in Time for Halloween: Brunch-Themed Candy Corn

Rebecca OConnell

Two controversial culinary experiences have joined forces in what's sure to be a divisive treat.

Watch a Song from 'Hamilton' Performed in ASL

Arika Okrent

Sarah Tubert is captain of the National Deaf Volleyball team, which recently won gold at the World Deaf Championships, but athletics isn't her only talent.

Morning Cup of Links: The Lost Colony of Roanoke

Miss Cellania

It's a great day when you start with greta links!

10 Words with Hidden 'Shoe' Etymologies

John Kelly

By some accounts, the average person owns 19 pairs of shoes. But it’s not just our closets that are overflowing with sneakers, loafers, pumps, and wedges. It’s also our vocabulary.

You Can Now Light a Candle With Your Smartphone

Kirstin Fawcett

Give your room some much-needed ambience without ever leaving the couch.

5 Questions: Prime Rib

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18th Century Inn Wants Stolen Historic Items Back, No Questions Asked

Kirstin Fawcett

The Wayside Inn in Sudbury, Massachusetts is missing silverware, pictures, and even a copy of the Declaration of Independence.

You Can Rent an Inflatable Irish Pub for Your Backyard

Shaunacy Ferro

Who doesn't want a bar with very forgiving walls?