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The Joys—and Unexpected Perils—of Sleeping in a Tiny House

Shaunacy Ferro

We test out just how livable tiny houses are.

Cookie, the World’s Oldest Parrot, Has Died at Age 83

Michele Debczak

He had lived at Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo since the day it opened.

17 Wild Facts About 'Hey Dude'

Roger Cormier

The beloved Nickelodeon series aired its final episode 25 years ago.

A Better Depiction of Shakespeare May Be Hiding Beneath This Portrait

Michele Debczak

Retouches have altered the portrait from its original state.

Here's What It Costs to Grant a Make-A-Wish

Jake Rossen

Traveling and celebrity meet-ups can get expensive, and the organization will soon launch a crowdsourcing platform for help footing the bill.

UK Nonprofit Hires Its First Hedgehog Officer

Shaunacy Ferro

Sorry, would-be hedgehog tenders. The job has been filled.

12 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Museums

Natasha Geiling

Sorry, they don't want your grandpa's ashtray collection.

Make Tuesday Even Better with These Great Amazon Deals

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, August 30.

Scientists Emerge From Year-Long Mars Simulation in Hawaii

Kate Horowitz

The HI-SEAS program tests crewmembers’ ability to cope and get along while stuck in a small habitat for months at a time.

5 Can't-Miss Documentaries Hitting Netflix in September

Jake Rossen

Five more reasons to avoid fresh air and sunshine.

The 'Millennial Whoop': The Musical Trope That’s Suddenly Everywhere

Caitlin Schneider

It's been a good few years for "Wa-oh-wa-oh."

10 Lovable Facts About the Peruvian Inca Orchid

Rebecca OConnell

Meet the (cuddly) national dog of Peru.

The Radio Ad That Introduced Commercial Jingles to the World

Anna Green

The jingle got its start in 1926.

Serbian Artist Becomes a Human Paintbrush With the Help of a Robot

Rebecca OConnell

A true collaboration of man and machine.