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This is the Treehouse You Wish You Had as a Kid

Rebecca OConnell

Scientists Say Polar Bears Don't Have a 'Walking Hibernation' State

Hannah Keyser

A new study disproves a theory about how polar bears handle food shortages—and that's bad news for the bears.

5 Questions: "Kettle" Corn

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What Does ‘Understand’ Have to do With Standing Under?

Arika Okrent

Explore the Big, Wide World of #FoodPorn

Caitlin Schneider

An interactive map of food-related hashtags from around the world reveals which cities are the social media capitals of everything from churros to pierogis.

Why Does My Skin Burn (or Tan)?

Yelena Melnichenko

Here's what happens when you bask too long in the sun's rays.

What Your Phone Use Says About Your Depression

Shaunacy Ferro

Researchers can pick out depressed study subjects just by how often they use their phone.

Scientists Find the World’s Oldest Sperm Cells

Shaunacy Ferro

They’re 50 million years old, and from a worm.

Poster Celebrates All of New York's Subway Stops

Rebecca OConnell

This Kickstarter poster celebrates all 468 stops on the largest subway system in the world.

Kellogg's Ambassador Creates a Dress Made Entirely From Cereal

Yelena Melnichenko

The (somewhat) edible garment took 200 hours to complete.

Take a Literal Ride on a Nostalgia Train

Caitlin Schneider

This weekend, the New York Transit Museum is dusting off vintage subway cars from the early 20th century so 21st century New Yorkers can ride the rails to Coney Island.

See What a Crowded Coney Island Beach Looked Like in 1902

Caitlin Schneider

The photochrom snapshot from Detroit Photographic Co. shows what Coney Island looked like in the summer of 1902.

8 Marvel Movies That Never Left the Drawing Board

Jake Rossen

With great budget restrictions come great disappointments.

Take a Bite Out of a Giant, $8 Japanese Strawberry

Caitlin Schneider

Ichigo Co. in Japan has created a strawberry that weighs 1.5 ounces, is roughly the size of a large egg, and retails for $8.

What the Solar System Looks Like When the Moon Is 1 Pixel

Shaunacy Ferro

Today’s reminder that the universe is almost incomprehensibly vast.