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New Global Biodiversity Atlas Reveals the Secrets of Soil

Brooke Borel

“There are new things to discover in the soil, right here on Earth. You don’t have to go to Mars or the Moon to find something you don’t know.”

7 Silky Facts About Birman Cats

Kirstin Fawcett

The Birman looks kind of like the Siamese’s fluffy cousin—even though the two probably aren’t closely related.

People-Eating Nile Crocodiles Identified in Southern Florida

Jake Rossen

At 1600 pounds, the Nile crocodile is beginning to throw its weight around in the States.

The Missing Links: A Movie Written by AI

Colin Patrick

Netflix Launched a Site That Measures Your Internet Speed

Michele Debczak

Fast.com calculates your download speed in seconds.

Nutrition Labels Just Got Their First Big Update in 20 Years

Michele Debczak

Here's what to look for on the new labels.

10 Buttoned-Up Facts About Levi's

Stacy Conradt

The company received its first patent for riveted jeans on May 20, 1873, and more than 140 years later, they’re still one of the world’s most popular denim brands.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Odd news stories from all over.

Britain's Pets Face a Skyrocketing Diabetes Epidemic

Kirstin Fawcett

Put your pet on a diet—or at the very least, stop feeding it table scraps.

The Microwave Is Finally Getting an Update

Shaunacy Ferro

It can fit up to 16 ounces of food or drink, and will sell for $199 starting next year.

This Bottle Opener Messages Your Friends When It's Drinking Time

Andrew LaSane

Opening a bottle sends an alert to your buds so that you can all toast together.

The Best Amazon Deals We Could Find Today, May 20

Smart Shopping Team

25 of the Craziest Burger Toppings in the U.S.

Sarah Grossbart

Who says you can't put hot fudge or pizza on your burger?

David Byrne Writes New Rock Musical About Joan of Arc

Shaunacy Ferro

'Saint Joan' premieres next February.