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The Evolution of the Lightsaber

Chris Higgins

Here's a fifteen-minute film showing exactly how the galaxy's coolest laser-sword was created.

2014 Olympic Uniforms from Around the World

Miss Cellania

Last week we looked at what the U.S. Olympic team will have on in Sochi. Here's what the rest of the world will be wearing.

Neil Gaiman reads "Green Eggs and Ham"

Chris Higgins

The Time Paul Revere Worked as a Dentist

Mark Mancini

Outside of his military accomplishments, Boston’s most famous messenger also enjoyed a unique medical career that saw him become the first forensic dentist in American history.

10 Literary Holidays

Hannah Keyser

Bibliophiles know there's no wrong time to fete your favorite book or author.

How Does Caffeine Work?

Lucas Reilly

Caffeine isn’t the kickstarting jitter-drug you think it is. If anything, it’s a sneaky imposter.

Hear James Joyce Read From <em>Ulysses</em> and <em>Finnegans Wake</em>

Lucas Reilly

Sylvia Beach convinced the author to record passages of his most famous books.

4 Surprising Facts About Gene Kelly

Kelli Marshall

Eighteen years ago last week, the world lost one of Hollywood's greatest entertainers: Gene Kelly.

In Case You Missed It: Adobe's Game Day Ad [Sponsored]

Adobe's Ad has a message for marketers that's both chilling and hopeful.

The Missing Links: Lorne Michaels talks SNL

Colin Patrick

What the Northern Lights Really Look Like

Chris Higgins

13 Sleeping Beauty Facts That Are Anything But a Snooze

Stacy Conradt

Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty turns 55 this year.

No Thanks: Why Denver Turned Down the 1976 Olympics

Ethan Trex

What could be cooler than spending two weeks as the center of the world's attention? If you lived in Denver in the 1970s, your answer would have been "all kinds of things."

A History of the Pigeon

Arallyn Primm

One hundred and seventy-five years ago, Charles Darwin set out with a survey voyage, aboard the HMS Beagle, in what would be a groundbreaking expedition for his own theories, and the way the world wou

19 Awesome Little Details in Special Edition LEGO Sets

Kate Erbland

Over the years, LEGO bricks have evolved into one of the most finely detailed toys. Here are some little accessories we appreciate in today's sets.

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