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Scientists Record Fish Singing a Dawn Chorus Like Birds

Michele Debczak

Eat your heart out, Big Mouth Billy Bass.

Joe Biden Will Appear on 'Law & Order: SVU' This Week

Rebecca OConnell


Morning Cup of Links: The Perfect Fantasy Movie

Miss Cellania

Required morning reading for the beginning of a great wekk.

15 Amazing Notebooks to Inspire You to Write More

Rebecca OConnell

Grab your favorite pen!

Here's Why Everyone Is So Obsessed With the 'Mona Lisa'

Kirstin Fawcett

It's about more than just art.

11 Things You Might Not Know About Lester Holt

Jake Rossen

Or, as co-workers call him, "Iron Pants."

Watch This Documentary on the Making of 'Blade Runner'

Chris Higgins

Set up the Voight-Kampff machine and watch.

Twinkling Star Chart Skirt Lets You Wear the Night Sky

Michele Debczak

The perfect piece to showcase your stellar fashion sense.

15 Halloween Costumes From the 1970s

Rebecca OConnell

Photographer Larry Racioppo captured a variety of children's costumes as they roamed the streets in the mid-'70s. The results are a bit creepy, but ultimately endearing.

Trees Communicate Underground (Here's How)

Chris Higgins

Trees communicate and trade resources using underground networks. Yes, really.

Is There Such a Thing as Not Having an Accent?

Arika Okrent

Even the staunchest dictionary-thumping pronunciation stickler has a regional inflection.

"Fall"ing into Autumn

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This Week's Best Amazon Deals You Can Still Get

Smart Shopping Team

As a recurring feature, we share some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. These items were the ones that were the most popular with our readers this week, and they’re still available.

Mark Hamill's Original 'Star Wars' Audition

Jake Rossen

He got $1000 a week for 'Star Wars.' He's doing better now.

12 Smooth Facts About ‘The Hustler’

Eric D Snider

Pool wasn’t much of a mainstream sport back in 1961. Paul Newman and Jackie Gleason changed.