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Which State Has the Most Medical Malpractice Suits?

Michele Debczak

Hawaii is last on the list.

10 Things We Learned About Crocs From AMNH's New Exhibition

Erin McCarthy

The Missing Links: Licking Puppies

Colin Patrick

The Most Popular Baby Names of 2015 By State

Andrew LaSane

These maps reveal patterns in baby naming by region.

Cleveland's New Bike Share Program Will Let You Drop Your Bike Anywhere

Shaunacy Ferro

For a price, of course.

‘MouseChat’ Podcasters Share 13 Insider Tips for Planning Your Disney Vacation

Whitney Matheson

11. Naps are your friend.

The Weird Week in review

Miss Cellania

Strange news from all over.

National Parks Are More Popular Than Ever

Michele Debczak

Visitation is at an all-time high ahead of the centennial.

Infographic: America's Top Spelling Mistakes

Anna Green

This year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee champs spelled words like “Feldenkrais” and “Mischprache," but it turns out most Americans are struggling with considerably simpler words.

This Zipper Lets You Know When Your Fly is Down

Jake Rossen

Finally, a pair of pants that will look out for you.

France's Newest Museum Is Devoted to Wine

Jake Rossen

Now you can drink while learning about drinking.

Microsoft Is Banning the Most Commonly Used Passwords

Andrew LaSane

It's time to think of something a bit harder than "123456" or "password."

12 BBQ Tricks and Tips from Pitmasters

Rebecca Pahle

Break out your tongs and hone your skills with these barbecue tips from the experts.

The Best Amazon Deals We Could Find Today, May 27

Smart Shopping Team

As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, May 27.

Researcher Maps the Devastation of the Black Plague Using Broken Pottery

Kate Horowitz

A survey of 12th- to 16th-century litter reveals an "eye-watering" drop in the population.