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10 Famous Birthdays to Celebrate in October

Miss Cellania

You might share a birthday with one of these famous folk.

Simple Kits Let You Make Your Own Smart Camera, Speaker, or Light Show

Shaunacy Ferro

Kano's kits are easy enough for kids—or adults—to use without any help.

An Hour of Matthew McConaughey Watching Rain, Sipping Coffee

Chris Higgins

This is the "slow video" you've been looking for.

The Czech Church Saved by Spirits

Bess Lovejoy

The village of Lukova is proud of their ghosts.

15 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in October

Caitlin Schneider

Between your Pumpkin Spice Latte runs and horror movie marathons, see if you can squeeze in a few of these unconventional celebrations.

WWI Centennial: The Tide Turns Against Romania

Erik Sass

Erik Sass is covering the events of the war exactly 100 years after they happened. This is the 251st installment in the series.

New Wind Turbine Harnesses the Power of Typhoons

Anna Green

The design aims to employ the often-damaging energy that comes with powerful tropical storms.

11 Collectible Facts About Hot Wheels

Mark Mancini

1. They were the brainchild of Elliot Handler, whose wife created Barbie.

Scientists Develop Test-in-a-Box for Chikungunya Virus

Kate Horowitz

The portable test kit does not require refrigeration and could provide faster, more cost-effective diagnosis in remote areas.

Surprise, Motherf@#&er: Erik King on 10 Years of 'Dexter'

Jake Rossen

The hot-tempered Sergeant Doakes was based in part on King's dad, a law enforcement officer.

The British Museum Acquires 19 Rare Picasso Prints

Shaunacy Ferro

The museum is cementing its reputation as a major destination for Picasso fans.

5 Bulletproof Facts About Marvel's Luke Cage

Jay Serafino

Before you binge on Netflix's 'Luke Cage,' check out these five facts about Marvel's resident Hero for Hire.

Here Are the Most Popular Transactions Made Through Venmo

Michele Debczak

“Pizza emoji” comes out on top.

'Toy Story'-Inspired Vans Are Coming Soon

Kirstin Fawcett

It's footwear that goes to infinity and beyond.

Show & Tell: Calvin Coolidge’s Electric Exercise Horse

Erin Blakemore

"Silent Cal" rode it three times a day for fitness—and fun.