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This Map Traces Where Animals Will Migrate to Adapt to Climate Change

Shaunacy Ferro

As their habitats are destroyed by climate change, animals will have to seek new homes. But how will they get there?

The Immune System May Influence Our Social Interactions

Jordan Rosenfeld

It may play a key role in controlling and shaping social behavior.

WWI Centennial: Starvation Stalks Europe

Erik Sass

Erik Sass is covering the events of the war exactly 100 years after they happened. This is the 247th installment in the series.

That George Washington Portrait Saved by Dolley Madison Was Just a Copy

Stacy Conradt

If you’re envisioning Dolley tearing the famous Gilbert Stuart portrait down as the Red Coats closed in and the curtains burned, well, that’s not quite what happened.

3 Reasons to Look for a New Job Even If You're Not Quitting

Kristin Wong

How it pays to keep your options open.

Why Charging Your Phone Every Night Hurts Its Battery

Michele Debczak

If you plan on owning your phone for longer than two years, consider changing this habit.

See a 4080-Piece LEGO Cinderella Castle Built in Stop-Motion

Stacy Conradt

It took 60 hours.

Pottermore Releases Original J.K. Rowling Sketches

Anna Green

Pottermore just released three unpublished illustrations by J.K. Rowling.

14 Surreal Facts About H.R. Giger

Jake Rossen

The 'Alien' designer wasn't always so revered: early reviews of his work involved spitting.

Will 'Invest 99L' Turn Into a Tropical Cyclone?

Dennis Mersereau

Right now it's a tropical disturbance in the Caribbean. But meteorologists are keeping a watchful eye on it.

Why Do Lizards Lose Their Tails and Regrow New Ones?

Autumn Spanne

Scientists looking at geckos under a microscope have found out that some parts of the tail are weaker than other parts.

Fisherman Finds 75-Pound Pearl, Keeps It as Good Luck Charm

Kirstin Fawcett

The gem reportedly sat under the lucky man's bed for more than a decade.

Humans May Value Relatability Over Efficiency in Robots

Michele Debczak

People were more willing to overlook errors when the robot expressed regret.

Checked-Baggage Fees May Be Doing You a Favor

Kate Horowitz

A study of domestic flights found that charging passengers to check their bags made U.S. airlines more likely to depart on time.

9 Old-Fashioned Words for the Fickle

Mark Peters

Make sure to use them the next time you dither.