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The Science Behind Why You Can Make Snow—Even When It's Above Freezing

Caitlin Schneider

All you need is water, air ... and a giant snow gun.

10 Museums Devoted to Household Items

Andrew LaSane

Why not create a museum for mustard, dinnerware, or hammers?

It’s Official: Tom Hanks is America's Favorite Movie Star

Anna Green

As if there was any doubt.

With Electroadhesion, Robotic Fingers Are Getting Closer to the Real Thing

Andrew LaSane

The electrode flaps can grab and lift an egg without breaking it.

Google Engineer Creates Homemade Smart Mirror

Rebecca OConnell

Get the weather forecast while brushing your teeth.

8 Versions of Popular Technology That Didn’t Make the Cut

Janet Burns

The process of discovery leaves behind a trail of ideas that didn’t pass muster, and the road to just about every breakthrough we’ve made is littered with alternate versions that got left behind.

7 Nearly Forgotten Foods Found On Restaurant Menus of Yesteryear

Kirstin Fawcett

We used to eat mock turtle, calf's feet, and peacock, among other unusual delicacies.

Disneyland-Scented Candles Will Hit You With Serious Nostalgia

Rebecca OConnell

Light one of these candles and transport yourself back to Disneyland.

This Machine Lets You Automatically Brew Your Own Beer

Kirstin Fawcett

Tired of how long it takes to create a homemade IPA? MiniBrew can help you with that.

Special Nano Coating Makes Water That Can Be Shaped and Sliced

Michele Debczak

This new material acts like liquid Play-Doh.

Listen to These 7 Sound Sculptures

Stacy Conradt

Some art is intended to be viewed. And some art is meant to be heard.

This MIT Professor is Starting a Radical University With No Lectures or Majors

Michele Debczak

The new school would blur the line between grad and undergrad.

The Christmas Tree Worm Has Eyes on Its Gills

Shaunacy Ferro

The ocean is a weird place.

The University of Kentucky Now Offers a Class on Tacos

Anna Green

Taco lovers at the University of Kentucky are in for a delicious treat.

9 Classic Cocktails to Know (and Order) to Sound Like an Adult

Clair McLafferty

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