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Frederick Starr: Anthropologist Lost from the History Books

Kaitlyn Boettcher

18 Complicated Scientific Ideas Explained Simply

Arika Okrent

Geologists Anne Jefferson and Chris Rowan created the Tumblr "Ten Hundred Words of Science" to collect examples of scientific text rendered into up-goer five speak.

6 Crazy Things You Can Make with 3D Printers

Matt M. Casey

"Printing" technology has quietly evolved over the past few decades to allow users to create—on demand, from files—everything from gun parts to DNA.

Retrobituaries: Elizabeth "Lizzie" Magie, Inventor of Monopoly

David W Brown

In 1904, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Magie designed a board game to demonstrate the tragic effects of land-grabbing.

Folding Space-Time Using a Music Box

Chris Higgins

A 150-Foot Asteroid's Near-Brush with Earth

The Week

NASA says a space rock half the size of a football field will zip past us on Feb. 15

Why Do Diet Coke and Mentos React?

Daven Hiskey

Combine Diet Coke and Mentos, and the result is explosive—Diet Coke shoots out of the bottle like a miniature, sticky Old Faithful.

Morning Cup of Links: Pig on Wheels

Miss Cellania

The House That In-N-Out Burgers Built

Roma Panganiban

At age 30, owner and president of West Coast burger chain In-N-Out Lynsi Torres is the youngest female billionaire in the country.

World War I Centennial: An Emperor’s Personal Plea for Peace

Erik Sass

Installment #54: As fighting between the Balkan League and the Ottoman Empire resumed in February 1913, Europe seemed to be teetering on the edge of a much wider war.

The Missing Links: Brain Boggling Images

Colin Patrick

Origins of 8 of the Strangest Place Names in Canada

Miss Cellania

Every country has place names that make you scratch your head and say, "What were they thinking?"

Music History #18: "Shipbuilding"

Bill DeMain

Stuck for suitable words to his tune, Clive Langer played it for his friend Elvis Costello. Within a few days, Costello had written a poetic and emotional lyric about the Falklands War.

Take 25% Off on T-Shirts: It's T-Shirt Tuesday!

Erin McCarthy