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Name the US States That Contain Double Letters (The Same Letter Twice In A Row)

How Does Fire Burn in Microgravity?

Kirstin Fawcett

If you’ve ever watched a TV or movie in which a conflagration roars through microgravity, you've probably wondered: How do flames burn in space?

10 Fascinating Facts About Morays

Mark Mancini

The fish that inspired Ursula’s sidekicks in Disney’s The Little Mermaid are at once odd, majestic, and dangerous.

Feast Your Eyes on What Microscopic Ocean Plants Look Like From Space

Shaunacy Ferro


14 Things You Might Not Know About 'Whistler's Mother'

Kristy Puchko

American artist James McNeill Whistler is best remembered for his portrait of his beloved mother, fittingly known as 'Whistler's Mother.' But while affection grew for this painting, its

Walk the Ancient City of Petra on Google Street View

Chris Higgins

Can't afford a trip to Jordan? Thanks to Google, you can get pretty close for free!

14 Fascinating Facts About 'Sling Blade'

Roger Cormier

John Ritter's backstory for his gay convenience store manger involved the 'Happy Days' gang.

This Sprinkler Saves Water By Analyzing the Weather Forecast

Michele Debczak

ETwater learns from the data it collects about your lawn and climate.

10 Scenic Facts About Central Park

Kirstin Fawcett

The urban park is one of America's most well-known attractions—but it still holds a few secrets.

Edison Showed Off the Phonograph 138 Years Ago Today

Chris Higgins

He hollered "Mary Had a Little Lamb" into it. And it hollered back!

30 Facts About Your Favorite Steven Spielberg Movies

1. Daniel Day-Lewis is the first actor to win an Oscar for one of Spielberg’s movies.

Were Medieval Books Written on Uteruses?

Kate Horowitz

Researchers found a clever way to test centuries-old manuscripts without damaging them: eraser crumbs.

A Quest to Document Northeast India's Amazing Root Bridges

Kirstin Fawcett

Pliable, strong overpasses are fashioned from trees—but they've never been documented in full.

Enos the Chimp, First Chimp in Orbit, 54 Years Ago Today

Chris Higgins

The story of Enos, second "space chimp," who launched 54 years ago today.

Happy Meat Day! And Other Japanese Pun Holidays You Didn’t Know You Were Missing

Ellen Freeman