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5 'Empire' Themes Pulled Straight From Shakespeare

April Daley

To reference, or not to reference?

Fitting the World’s Largest Dinosaur in the Museum of Natural History

Michele Debczak

The specimen is so massive that its head will poke out of the entryway.

The Most Interesting Comics of the Week

Rich Barrett

'Sex Fantasy,' 'The New Deal,' and more.

War in Syria Prompts Premature Opening of Arctic “Doomsday” Seed Vault

Andrew LaSane

The facility—the largest of its kind—was built to keep the world's food supply safe.

8 Pop Culture References to Yogi Berra's "It Ain't Over Till It's Over"

Erika Berlin

The fat lady has nothing on Yogi's "It ain't over" saying.

In Scotland, "Snaw-Pouther" Is Just One of 421 Words for Snow

Janet Burns

The other terms include “flup,” “glush,” “goor," and "Katty-clean-doors."

Detroit Teen Builds Wheelchair-Adaptable Stroller for New Mom

Michele Debczak

The 16-year-old made the stroller in his high school STEM class.

How Much Coffee Would It Take to Kill Someone?

Shaunacy Ferro

Anything can be lethal at high enough doses.

Answer These 30 General Knowledge Questions

Can you name the answers to these 30 general knowledge questions?

The Missing Links: When Selfies Attack

Olivia Harrison

Clever Octopus Burrows Into Homemade Quicksand

Olivia Harrison

Few animals can blow our minds like the octopus—and this one is an expert at hiding.

Why Preserving Old Computer Games is Surprisingly Difficult

Anna Green

It's as difficult as trying to restore a film with just a bad VHS recording

Heaven on Wheels: 7 Super Cool Popemobiles

Kristen Hall-Geisler

Here are a few of the more interesting vehicles to convey waving popes over the past century.

What People in 1902 Thought "Women of the Future" Would Look Like

Caitlin Schneider

From artists to firefighters, the uniforms imagined in this series are far cooler than what actually came to pass.

Remembering Daniel Thompson, Inventor of the Bagel-Making Machine

Kirstin Fawcett

Thompson's creation sped up the manufacturing process—and revolutionized the American diet.

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