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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.

Meet Han Solo: 12 Fast Facts About Alden Ehrenreich

Jennifer M Wood

Steven Spielberg discovered the young actor in a “piece of sh*t” home movie at a bat mitzvah.

Why Do People Drink Mint Juleps at the Kentucky Derby?

Stacy Conradt

The drink has been a Kentucky favorite since long before Churchill Downs came into play.

Need to Save a Lighthouse from Erosion? Just Pick It Up and Move It

Caitlin Schneider

It took many years of planning, and lots of clever logistics.

7 Facts About Human Hormones and Their Functions

Jordan Rosenfeld

There's a lot more than estrogen and testosterone.

Go Behind The Scenes at the Smithsonian's Whale Warehouse

Anna Green

The Smithsonian Institution’s whale and small cetacean warehouses hold the largest collection of marine mammal specimens in the world.