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Wednesday is New Comics Day

Rich Barrett

Every Wednesday, I highlight the five most exciting comic releases of the week. The list may include comic books, graphic novels, digital comics and webcomics.

Students Rap for (and About) Science

Chris Higgins

10 Strange Facts About Hot Air Balloons

Joy Lanzendorfer

Oddities from the oldest form of human flight.

The Late Movies: Breaking Bad Remixes

Erica Palan

10 Couture Takes on Disney Princess Dresses

Stacy Conradt

Last year, Harrods had 10 designers create Disney Princess-inspired gowns as part of their famous holiday displays.

7 More Really Weird Musical Instruments

Miss Cellania

The Missing Links: Quintessential '80s

Colin Patrick

10 Hitchcock Quotes for His Birthday

Erin McCarthy

Happy Birthday, Alfred Hitchcock! The director, who died in 1980, would have been 114 years old today. Here are a few words from the auteur himself to mark the occasion.

11 Jobs Your High School Guidance Counselor Didn't Think Of

Judith B Herman

Look at all the fascinating careers you missed out on!

15 Minutes of ColecoVision Games

Chris Higgins

The Odd Case of Chinese Nail Houses

Maureen Monahan

A quickly spreading phenomenon in the construction world has given new meaning to the phrase “standing your ground.” In China, where urban areas are among the most rapidly growing in the world, a stra

10 Miniature Books We Covet

Virginia C McGuire

A miniature book at the University of Iowa Special Collections caused quite a stir this month, when a librarian there used a microscope to read the book's text for the first time.

Where Did the Term "86" Come From?

Will McGough

There are a few schools of thought behind where the saying came from. Some have more legs than others—such as those of the restaurant industry—but to this day, there is still no official etymology.

How to Win a Duel

So you’ve been challenged to a duel? Don’t worry—you’re in good company.

The Time Larry David Saved a Man from the Death Penalty

Ethan Trex