The inventors of Bubble Wrap were originally trying to make plastic wallpaper.
With the furor over the Washington Redskins’ offensive name growing louder, it’s looking more likely that despite owner Daniel Snyder’s adamant denials, the team will eventually end up with a new masc
Haters gonna hate. And with the Greek roots mis- and miso-, they can hate a whole lot of stuff.
Sixteen newborns from 11 very different species have recently entered the world!
They say necessity is the mother of invention, but some of these are making us think twice.
There are things in the world that are too small to perceive directly, but that doesn’t mean we can’t measure them. Here are 11 teeny units of measurement used to describe tiny things.
Are you passionate about photography? Then break out the cameras and add these can’t-miss destinations to your photographic bucket list.
On the 11th of every month, we publish a bunch of lists of 11. Virginia C. McGuire gets us started.
With the centennial of the outbreak of hostilities coming up in 2014, Erik Sass will be looking back at the lead-up to the war, when seemingly minor moments of friction accumulated until the situation
How do you turn bananas into a work of art? With a lot of imagination—and plenty of pins.
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In this short animated video, Xiangjun Shi (who goes by "Shixie") explains why she studies Physics. Of course, it helps that she also studied Animation, so can make great stuff like this.