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Why Do Some People Have Unibrows?

Jake Rossen

It's not your fault.

Machine Can Smoke 10 Cigarettes at a Time—for Science

Shaunacy Ferro

It's helping researchers study the effects of smoking more realistically.

How Acne Bacteria Messes With Your Skin

Kate Horowitz

Scientists say the bacterium exploits imbalances in the skin’s microbiome, causing inflammation and breakouts.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Odd news from all over.

Canada's "Baby Box" Program Aims to Lower Infant Mortality Rate

Kirstin Fawcett

The idea for the initiative was borrowed from Finland.

Male Birth Control Is 96 Percent Effective, Study Finds

Jake Rossen

Men could soon bear some of the responsibility for contraceptives.

The Harsh Method a Silent Film Company Used to Reject Scripts

Michele Debczak

Film studios were brutally honest back in the day.

50 Facts About Felines for National Cat Day

Kirstin Fawcett

This Saturday, celebrate your kitty in all its furry glory.

Retrobituaries: Charles Fort, Chronicler of Unexplained Phenomena

Michele Debczak

His books were the real-life X-files.

Don't Miss Out on Friday's Best Amazon Deals

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, October 28.

A Brief History of Witches in America

Sulagna Misra

They've come a long way, baby.

15 Frightening Facts About 'Are You Afraid of the Dark?'

Roger Cormier

The midnight dust was non-dairy creamer and the actors were attacked by mosquitoes.

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