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An Artificial Intelligence System Just Took the Math SAT

Anna Green

The A.I. system's score was close to average for an eleventh grader.

When Ancient Texts Vanish, These Scientists Make Them Reappear

Jake Rossen

Science is making text that hasn't been visible for hundreds of years reappear. Here's how.

Morning Cup of Links: Character Actors You Should Know

Miss Cellania

Start your day on the right foot with these great links!

Why Do Hearses Have S-Shaped Scrolls Where the Back Windows Should Be?

Kara Kovalchik

A brief history of landau bars.

11 Unusual Bookstores You Can Visit

Rebecca OConnell

Sure you can buy books on Amazon, but there’s something about going to a bookstore and picking the right title out by hand.

New Study Suggests the ‘Uncanny Valley’ Is Real

Anna Green

Creeped out by humanoid robots? You're not alone.

Corporate Logos Made Beautiful With Lush (But Sort-of-Dead) Plants

Rebecca OConnell

These signs look like they're made of lush, living plants.

16 Quick Coffee Facts for National Coffee Day

Do you want cream and sugar with your java facts?

Where Does That Stereotype About Cops and Doughnuts Come From?

Kirstin Fawcett

The trope's origin story is actually kind of sweet.

6 Ways Parents Can Introduce Their Kids to Coding

Rich Barrett Gene Luen Yang

The joys of coding at any age.

8 Joys of Autumn

Fall has its fair share of haters. Here's why they're just plain wrong.

Illinois Man Grows the Largest Pumpkin in North America

Kirstin Fawcett

The Great Pumpkin: The record-breaking gourd tipped the scales at 2,145.5 pounds, more than a ton.

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Are White Cats More Likely to Be Deaf?

Shaunacy Ferro

Several studies have reported that deafness is more prevalent in white cats, but few provide a good estimate of how common it is.

11 Snobby Myths About Wine

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