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10 Contestants for Earth's Next Superpower

the mag

These nations have been dismissed as underdogs and weaklings. But like budding superheroes, they’ve been sitting on hidden talents. And now they’re about to fly.

6 Wacky International Reality TV Shows

Bryan Dugan

America has Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and The Apprentice, but other countries have TV shows about burning wood, human Tetris, and Celine Dion gargling during a performance of "My Heart Will Go On.

Why Do We Feel Hot in Temperatures Lower Than Our Body Temp?

Matt Soniak

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

Weekend Links: Hobbit Houses

Roma Panganiban

Cinco por Cinco: 5 Fun Facts About Cinco de Mayo

Jessica Bloustein Marshall

There is a lot more to the annual springtime celebration of Hispanic heritage and culture in the United States than the many margarita-soaked festivities that ensue all over the nation.

World War I Centennial: Montenegro Backs Down, Greeks and Bulgarians Clash

Erik Sass

Mr. Stubbs Gets A New Tail

Jill Harness

We often hear stories of dolphins, eagles, bunnies, sea turtles and other cute animals getting prosthetics. But what about the animals that might gladly bite your hand off if given a chance?

Weekend Links: The World’s Largest Rubber Duck

Roma Panganiban

Morning Cup of Links: The Best of Roger Ebert

Miss Cellania

The Late Movies: 8 Tap-Dancing Actors

Erica Palan

6 Secret Treasures in the World's Most Famous Museums

Molly Oldfield

Molly Oldfield met curators and delved into museum basements for her first book, The Secret Museum. Here are some of the treasures she found.

How 7 Obese Animals Lost Weight

Erin McCarthy

Humans aren’t the only species with an obesity problem. A recent study shows that 55 percent of domestic dogs and cats are overweight or obese.

The Missing Links: The Count Is A Maniac and Other Weird Viewer Theories

Colin Patrick

8 Extreme Weather Events As Seen From Space

Jill Harness

Most of us have seen at least one extreme weather event in our lives. But no matter how things look from the ground, these events look drastically different, even surprisingly peaceful, from above.