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Here’s How to Make a Latte Without Milk or an Espresso Machine

Anna Green

A frothy latte can be yours with coffee beans and a bit of xanthan gum.

This Pocket-Sized Gadget Shows If You've Evenly Applied Sunscreen

Kirstin Fawcett

Goodbye, painful (and awkward) sunburns.

This Colorful Ingredient Turns Cocktails Into Litmus Tests

Michele Debczak

All it takes is a little acid.

An Orangutan in Indianapolis Has Learned to Ape Human Speech

Kate Horowitz

Rocky’s ability to reproduce human-like noises contradicts the idea that apes can only ever use the sounds they’ve always used.

Smithsonian's National Museum of American History to Hire a Beer Historian

Kirstin Fawcett

We'll raise our glasses to this initiative.

Which Country Has the Most Olympic Medals—and Whose Are Worth the Most?

Andrew LaSane

This chart shows the count and value of gold, silver, and bronze medals won by 50 countries.

What 10 Previous Olympic Venues Look Like Today

Andrew LaSane

What happens to Olympic stadiums and venues once the games are over?

Why Do We Laugh?

Autumn Spanne

Scientists don’t yet know all the reasons why so many different things cause us to laugh. But we do know laughter helps us to get along with each other.

Spike Lee and Moleskine Unite For 'She's Gotta Have It' Notebooks

Andrew LaSane

The limited-edition collaboration celebrates the 30th anniversary of Lee's feature film debut.

Nintendo Announces Official Companion Book For the Mini NES

Rudie Obias

The hardcover book will go in-depth and explore 17 of Nintendo's classic retro titles.

How to Turn an Above-Average Performance Review Into a Raise

Michele Debczak

Most performance reviews are positive, but they don't always lead to more pay.

10 Historical First Impressions of Animals and Plants

Claire Cock-Starkey

From the "dark politicks" of cuttlefish to the "prodigious bigness" of snakes," here are 10 accounts of the first times individual explorers encountered various animals, foods

Public Art Project Uncovers the Long History of the L.A. River

Andrew LaSane

The projection of sediment levels is designed to take viewers back in time.

Look Up! The Delta Aquariid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight

David W Brown

These meteors are characterized by particularly long tails, so it should be quite a show if you can catch it.

Why Are Razor Blades So Expensive?

Mental Floss UK

There's a lot more that goes into the cost of a razor blade than just the product itself.