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The Missing Links: The Number That's Illegal to Know

Colin Patrick

Listen to The Monkees’ First New Song in 20 Years

Rudie Obias

Hey, hey, they’re back.

Vans and Nintendo Are Partnering on a Retro Gaming Sneaker Line

Rudie Obias

Old-school meets even older-school.

What Does it Mean to Make a Citizen's Arrest?

Dana Schwartz

Be sure you're in the right before you decide to play superhero.

Animation of Emigration to the U.S. Since 1820

Arika Okrent

Fossils Reveal a Hammer-Headed, Vegetarian Sea Weirdo

Kate Horowitz

Atopodentatus used its peg teeth and bizarre jaw to scrape plant matter off rocks on the sea floor.

20 Anglo-Saxon Remedies From 'Bald’s Leechbook'

Paul Anthony Jones

Some out there cures for what ails you from the 5th century.

Chinese Museum Says It Has Found the World's Longest Insect

Shaunacy Ferro

The stick insect is two feet long.

This New Digital Instrument Is a Loop Station For Your Lap

Andrew LaSane

Because you can't possibly carry 52 instruments in one backpack.

English Polar Research Vessel Won't Be Named 'Boaty McBoatface'

Kirstin Fawcett

Looks like that ship has sailed.

The Best Amazon Deals We Could Find Today, May 6

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, May 6.

11 Mostly Forgotten Historical Salads (That We Probably Shouldn’t Bring Back)

Meg Van Huygen

If it combines Jell-O and mayo, let's just forget it ever happened.

Watch Stray Cats Eat on This Mesmerizing Korean Livestream

Shaunacy Ferro

A popular livestream in South Korea trains a surveillance camera on stray cats.

How Large Hats and Other Fabulous Fashions Changed the Course of American Horse Racing

Jaime Buerger

A case could be made that the Kentucky Derby is the country's longest-running fashion show.

Two-Minute Warnings May Fuel Screen-Time Tantrums

Kate Horowitz

Experts found the warning triggered more meltdowns than just shutting off the screen.