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7 Food and Drink Hacks Based on Math and Science

Michele Debczak

Learning never tasted so good.

'Super Mario'-Themed Shot Glasses Will Warp You Into Inebriation

Rebecca OConnell

Be careful where that pipe leads you.

Tracing the Evolution of Some of Disney's Most Famous Franchises

Kirstin Fawcett

Just like ours, the Disney universe is large beyond comprehension, and constantly expanding.

5 Questions: "Hand"writing

Pass rate:75 %
Backwards navigation:Forbidden

WWI Centennial: Wilson Calls For “Peace Without Victory”

Erik Sass

Erik Sass is covering the events of the war exactly 100 years after they happened. This is the 264th installment in the series.

Watch Sculptures Appear to Undulate Under Strobe Lighting

Chris Higgins

Math +3D printing + turntable = trippy animation.

The Met Opens Early for High Culture Fitness Classes

Michele Debczak

Be prepared to sweat if you want to avoid the crowds.

Pick the Missing 'A' Words

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Watch: Stephen King on Childhood, 1989

Chris Higgins

"Why do people ask me about my childhood?" -Stephen King

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How Lithium Makes Its Way From Salt Flats to Your Cell Phone

Kirstin Fawcett

Chile's Atacama Desert is one of the driest places on Earth, but it's also home to buried treasure.

6 Things We Learned from Pizza Planet, the 'Toy Story' Punk Band

Chris Higgins

Every song is about Toy Story.

What Languages Are the Hardest to Learn?

Rebecca OConnell

There's a reason why most American students start with French or Spanish as a second language.

Witch-Shaped Spoon Holder Is Perfect for All Your Bubbling Potions

Rebecca OConnell

Still no silicone black cat to pop on the back of the spoon, though.

Retrobituaries: Zora Neale Hurston, Genius of the Harlem Renaissance

Kristy Puchko

Despite being a star in her day, this iconoclastic writer was almost forgotten.