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11 Bloody Facts About Vampire Bats

Matt Soniak

Bats are firmly rooted in Western vampire lore, but only three species, out of some 1100 in the order Chiroptera, actually have a taste for blood.

11 Ways the Government Shutdown Affects Science

Matt Soniak

Time, money, and effort are being wasted and the world will be a worse place for it. Here are some ways scientists have been hit by the shutdown.

11 Movie Characters Without Names

Jennifer M Wood

Memorable protagonists who shall remain nameless.

The Missing Links: The Science of Smooching

Colin Patrick

11 Comics From the Comic Strip Switcheroo of 1997

Colin Patrick

On April 1, 1997, 46 cartoon artists swapped comics for the day. Here are the results.

Adobe Marketing Cloud Deciphers Those Clicks [Sponsored]

Making sense of raw data is a crucial, but often overlooked, part of the marketing mix.

11 Odd Hybrid Fruits and Vegetables

Chris Stokel-Walker

A UK-based horticulturist company has developed the TomTato—a plant that can produce both tomatoes and potatoes on the same stem. But the plant is not a true hybrid.

The First Words of 11 Famous People

Arika Okrent

Since no one can predict how famous a baby might turn out to be, the first words of the famous are often left unrecorded. But that doesn’t mean they are always lost to history.

6 Reasons Today is International Day of the Girl

Chris Higgins

Brain Game: I (Oh!) U

Sandy Wood

11 Surprising Pairs of Sister Cities

Miranda Kaplan

As you’re constantly reminded every holiday, you can’t choose your siblings—unless you’re a municipality. Then you can seek out a sister city .

11 Historically Important Works of Taxidermy

Jane Eastoe

Taxidermy has moved in and out of fashion, been adored and reviled, and has symbolized both the best and worst of man’s thirst for knowledge and tendency for ruthless exploitation.

11 Nintendo Games Based on Classic Works of Literature

Joy Lanzendorfer

You don't have to invent a family of mustachioed plumbers to create a video game. Here are some classic works of literature that got the Nintendo treatment in the 1980s and 1990s.

Q&A: Jasi Lanier, The Walking Dead's "Stunt Zombie"

Jennifer M Wood

Speaking with a “stunt zombie,” as impossible as that sounds.

Why Do Bartenders Use Egg Whites In Cocktails?

Clair McLafferty

Because it makes the cocktail so much better! Adding eggs to shaken drinks is a tradition that dates back more than a century.