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The Beetles that Work at Natural History Museums

Erin McCarthy

Scientists put these bugs to work in museums doing exactly what they do in nature.

15 Infamous Facts About '¡Three Amigos!'

Anna Green

Steven Spielberg almost directed, Randy Newman played the Singing Bush, and Steve Martin developed permanent tinnitus.

What is Animal Magnetism?

Janet Burns

A Brief History of Pie Throwing

Anna Green

That old pie trope was around long before the Three Stooges.

Get Your 'Hark! A Vagrant' Fix With a New Compilation

Caitlin Schneider

Everything you want in a comic, from Schumann to 'Top Gun.'

3D-Printed Device Could Help the Visually Impaired Navigate

Caitlin Schneider

Animotus is designed to help its user feel their way to a destination.

A Crane Hat That Serves You Cereal, and 4 Other Ways to Make Breakfast More Fun

Rebecca OConnell

Why pour your cereal when a crane on your head could do it?

A Chart That Diagrams Closing Sentences From Classic Novels

Kirstin Fawcett

The closing lines of novels are grammatically different than their opening lines. Here's how.

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10 Secrets of the White House Calligraphers

the mag

A few things you might not know about these stately handwriting masters.

Ancient Ants Farm a Fancy New Fungus

Matt Soniak

14 Uplifting Facts About Victoria's Secret

Beth Anne Macaluso

It turns out lace, frills, and leopard print are a serious business.

14 Things To Know About Velázquez's 'Las Meninas'

Kristy Puchko

The painting containsclues that have long fascinated and frustrated art historians.

'Star Wars: Uprising' Mobile RPG Adds New Chapter Between Episodes VI and VII

Janet Burns

The new Star Wars mobile game picks up where 'Return of the Jedi' left off.

Here’s Boeing’s Teaser for Their First Commercial Starliner

Michele Debczak

A first look at the future of space travel

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