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The Ozone Layer Hole Over Antarctica Is Healing

Kate Horowitz

Researchers in the Antarctic report that a tear in the ozone layer above the continent is showing signs of healing.

More Green Spaces Linked to Less Aggressive Kids

Shaunacy Ferro

Here's another reason why cities need parks.

WWI Centennial: Armageddon – The Somme

Erik Sass

Erik Sass is covering the events of the war exactly 100 years after they happened. This is the 242nd installment in the series.

Keep Calm, Anglophiles: One of the UK's Most Iconic Posters Is for Sale

Kirstin Fawcett

The print has spawned countless memes—and now, it can be yours for about $29,000.

10 Things Made from Maple Syrup

Miss Cellania

Who wants some maple beer?

Spiny Mice Are First Known Rodents to Have Menstrual Periods

Kate Horowitz

Researchers say the mice may make good models for studying human menstruation.

Teens Discover Potential Exoplanets During an Astronomy Workshop

Michele Debczak

It was part of a program titled “Project Tatooine.”

Why Lady Mantises Eat Their Mates

Kate Horowitz

Genetically speaking, getting eaten could be the best thing to ever happen to a male mantis.

The U.S. Cities With the Most Vibrant Nightlife

Michele Debczak

These are the best places for dancing the night away.

10 Can't-Miss Titles Coming to Netflix This Month

Jake Rossen

More reasons to avoid sunlight.

SurgeFX Augments Reality in the Weather Channel's Studio

Dennis Mersereau

From virtually flooding the studio to zapping lightning strikes, the tech brings the elements indoors.

Atlas Obscura's New Book Puts the World in Your Hands

Andrew LaSane

The popular world exploration site is now available as a cool hardcover.

Two Rare Sumatran Tiger Cubs Were Born in London This Week

Anna Green

Two Sumatran tigers at the ZSL London Zoo became the proud parents of twins this week.

12 Facts You Need to Know About Bryan Adams

Erika Berlin

His first record contract was worth $1.

What’s the Right Way to Make a Jack Rose?

Clair McLafferty

In the cocktail world, a memorable name and an intriguing backstory make a drink stand out. The Jack Rose, a simple cocktail with a somewhat straightforward name, has both.