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Tuesday's Amazon Deals You Can't Miss

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, July 26.

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Returns to Its Retro Roots for 25th Anniversary

Rudie Obias

The Blue Blur is turning 25 years old.

The Science of Sweet and Sour Cherries

Kate Horowitz

Plus: why you really shouldn’t swallow the pits.

50 American Beers To Try This Summer

Corinne Cummings

Toss any of these U.S. beers in your cooler to stave off this heatwave.

A New App Works Like a Translation Tool for Emojis

Michele Debczak

Dango suggests the perfect emojis for any situation.

City Purchases Man's Home for $4 Million, Lets Him Stay Rent-Free

Kirstin Fawcett

The house is surrounded by the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, a protected desert habitat.

Why Getting a Perfect Score in 'Pac-Man' Is Pretty Disappointing

Michele Debczak

Here's what happens when you hit 3,333,360 points.

10 Royal Facts About Babar the Elephant

Emily Becker

All hail the French pachyderm king.

A Breathtaking Time-Lapse of Lava Flowing From Kilauea Volcano

Anna Green

Oregon-based time-lapse photographer Tyler Hulett traveled to Hawaii recently to capture the otherworldly beauty of the volcano.

Nintendo Stocks Drop as Investors Realize It Doesn't Own 'Pokemon Go'

Anna Green

In recent weeks, the phenomenal success of 'Pokemon Go' has helped Nintendo’s stocks more than double—which is odd because Nintendo doesn’t actually own Pokémon Go.

Why Martha Washington Called a Visit From Thomas Jefferson One of the Worst Experiences of Her Life

Stacy Conradt

George Washington was guarded about what he publicly said about Jefferson. His wife was a little more forthcoming.

Glasses-Free 3D Movies Could Be Coming to a Theater Near You

Michele Debczak

Same in-your-face images, none of the eyewear.

Morning Cup of Links: Supervolcanoes

Miss Cellania

Get your hot links right here!

The 13 Most Interesting Comics of July

Rich Barrett

Each month, we’ll round up the most interesting comics, graphic novels, manga, webcomics, digital comics and comic-related Kickstarters that we think you should check out.