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6 Incredible True Stories from American History That Should Be Made Into Movies

Sulagna Misra

Paris Plans to Convert Highway Into Seine River Walkway

Kirstin Fawcett

The initiative is part of the city's plan to combat air pollution.

Want to Pass a Kidney Stone? Try Riding a Roller Coaster

Kirstin Fawcett

Disney World's Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, in particular.

Germany Prepares to Launch World’s First Hydrogen Passenger Train

Michele Debczak

The Coradia iLint reaches top speeds of 87 miles per hour.

The 14 Most Interesting Comics of September

Rich Barrett

Margaret Atwood, Image Comics, and DC's new Young Animal imprint highlight a busy September.

12 Unusual Sayings About Money From Around the World

Shaunacy Ferro

Bulgarians know that "friendship is friendship, but cheese costs money."

5 Strange Suggestions About How To Fight the Dust Bowl

Mark Mancini

It was a disaster of mankind’s own making—and as it raged on, people piped up with some wild ideas about how to put an end to it.

The Science of How The Wave Is Performed at Sporting Events

Shaunacy Ferro

It usually has a width of about 15 seats, one study found.

Sacramento Is Now Home to a Permanent Jeff Koons Sculpture

Kirstin Fawcett

The work is a new version of the artist's "Coloring Book" statue.

Nab Tuesday's Top Amazon Deals While You Can

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, September 27.

Invasive Comb Jellies Crowd the Adriatic Sea

Michele Debczak

Commerical fish populations are under threat.

8 Explorers Who Mysteriously Disappeared (and Some Who’ve Been Found)

Claire Cock-Starkey

Explorers often push the boundaries of survival in the name of glory, so it’s not a great surprise that many have gone missing in the course of their adventures.

Woodsy Library Retreat Is a Book Lover’s Dream Vacation

Shaunacy Ferro

When your book collection gets too big for your home library, just build another one in your backyard.

The Death Star of Wasp Nests Found in English Attic

Jake Rossen

An impressive feat of insect engineering.