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Italy Is Giving Its Young Adults Nearly $600 to Spend on Books, Film, and Music

Michele Debczak

The government is giving its 18-year-olds a good reason to enjoy the country's culture.

Welcome, Neighbor! Astronomers Find Earth-Like Planet Just One Star Away

David W Brown

Proxima b might be able to support life.

900 Freshwater Fish You Can Encounter in America

Shaunacy Ferro

Make your wall all about that bass.

The Best Amazon Deals of Today

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 24.

11 Naturally Selected Facts About the Galápagos Islands

Michele Debczak

In 1835, Charles Darwin arrived at the island chain that would shape his theory of natural selection.

This Artist is Making VHS Covers for Current Movies

Jake Rossen

So real, you can almost feel the disappointment of 'Drive' being all rented out.

From Wafel Wafers to Belgian Breakfasts: A Brief History of Waffles

Jeff Wells

How a simple religious wafer took on new life as a decadent, topping-covered breakfast treat.

Want to Breathe Easier Indoors? Get These Houseplants

Shaunacy Ferro

New research finds that some plants are better than others at cleaning the air.

Moths Use Their Long Tails to Confuse Bat Sonar

Shaunacy Ferro


12 Facts About 'An American Tail'

Stacy Conradt

According to Roger Ebert, it was one of the most depressing children's movies of all time.

MIT Designs Cell Phones That Assemble Themselves

Michele Debczak

It just takes a few minutes of being knocked around in a tumbler.

Timelapse Captures the Grandeur of Yellowstone at Night

Caitlin Schneider

The park's signature geothermal activity is even better under a starlit sky.

10 Overlooked National Park Service Attractions You Can Visit

Megan Snyder

There’s more to the National Park Service than just parks.

Boston Just Won the Major League Quidditch Championship

Anna Green

The Boston Night Riders just won the Major League Quidditch world championship.

New Contemporary Art Exhibition Is Just For Dogs

Rebecca OConnell

Because pups need art too.