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11 Common Words With Very Specific Meanings on Food Labels

Arika Okrent

Sometimes regular English words—words that have commonsense but slightly fuzzy meanings—must be defined more precisely for food labeling.

11 Things You Might Not Know About Lipstick

Erika Wolf

This year marks the 90th anniversary of one of the world’s most popular cosmetics: The swivel-tube lipstick.

48 Things You Didn't Know Had Names

Jason English

So that's what you call it!

3 Insanely Important Crops You've Never Heard Of

Chris Higgins

How to Fly a Hot Air Balloon

If you want to pick up a really interesting hobby – and a certification along the way – here’s how to get the best view of the local landscape.

Morning Cup of Links: World Response to 9/11

Miss Cellania

11 Clearly Awesome Things

Amanda Green

Transparent gear? We see right through that gimmick ... and we like it.

11 Unsuccessful Animated Versions of Hit TV Shows

Adrienne Crezo

There was a time when it seemed like a good idea to create animated spin-offs for hit live-action TV shows. That time has passed.

The Late Movies: The First 6 Episodes of Rin Tin Tin

Erica Palan

8 Weekly World News Headlines that Turned Out to be True

Therese Oneill

The WWN took each ridiculous claim it was presented with as unshakable truth.

Those Magnificent Ladies in Their Flying Machines

Miss Cellania

The Missing Links: Shows For Scholars

Colin Patrick

Why Do Our Voices Sound Different to Us Than to Other People?

Matt Soniak

For many of us, there are few things more painful than hearing a recording of our own voices.

7 Things We Should Thank The X-Files For

Rick Marshall

Along with all of the memorable stories fans are still talking about more than a decade after the show ended its run, The X-Files also gave us a few things to be thankful for that might not be as obvi

Gifs Explained: Exploding Coffee

Matt Soniak

If you find any sciencey gifs or images that make you say, “Huh? What the heck is going on there?” send them my way!