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What Should You Do If You Find a Lost Baby Bird?

Anna Green

In this short animated video, Slate explains what to do if you find a baby bird out of its nest.

16 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in May

Caitlin Schneider

From May Day to Memorial Day and everything in between, the month of May is full of delightful, offbeat holidays.

The Time Pink Floyd's Giant Inflatable Pig Floated Away

Nick Keppler

"That's my pig," Roger Waters told Coachella attendees as the inflatable swine drifted off into the desert.

Remember When HD Movies Came on VHS Tapes?

Chris Higgins

Yes, we used to cram HD movies onto VHS-style tapes. And it worked!

12 Outrageous Facts About Twisted Sister

Bryan Reesman

The shock rockers' "overnight" success was a long time coming.

Playing Cards Pay Homage to Groundbreaking Women in History

Caitlin Schneider

Get ready for the best royal flush you've ever seen.

The Best Amazon Deals We Could Find Today, April 30

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, April 30.

8 Hit Movies That Were Originally Rejected by Studios

Stacy Conradt

If at first you don't succeed ...

Scientists Create the World’s Smallest Thermometer Out of DNA

Shaunacy Ferro

It’s 20,000 times smaller than a strand of hair.

'Good Morning America' Visits 'Star Trek: TNG' in 1992

Chris Higgins

"We're on the bridge, which is really neat. There's neat stuff around here, on the Enterprise!" -Joan Lunden

London Is About to Host the World's Most Boring Conference

Bess Lovejoy

Why not embrace the mundane?

Watch a Group of Daredevils Perform High-Wire Slam-Dunk Stunts

Andrew LaSane

Watch the "Dunking Devils" show off their flips, spins, and wild dismounts.

Disney Adds Five New Attractions to Its Tokyo Theme Parks

Rudie Obias

Japan’s Disney Parks are about to get a whole lot bigger.

What Did Aaron Burr Do After Shooting Alexander Hamilton?

Mark Mancini


WWI Centennial: British Crush Easter Rising

Erik Sass

Erik Sass is covering the events of the war exactly 100 years after they happened. This is the 233rd installment in the series.