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Astronomers Discover Milky Way–Sized Galaxy That's 99.99% Dark Matter

Dan Falk

A mere 100th of 1 percent of the galaxy Dragonfly 44 is made up of ordinary matter.

How the 'Mona Lisa' Escaped Destruction During World War II

Livius Drusus

The rescue required a dedicated team, some crafty moves, and an ambulance with a stretcher.

Divorce Filings Peak in August and March

Michele Debczak

The end of the holidays is a rough time for marriages.

Can Washing Machines Really Eat Socks?

Jake Rossen

Your orphaned socks are victims of technology and your own deeply rooted psychological issues.

Isle Royale: The Least-Visited National Park in the Contiguous United States

Caitlin Schneider

You can only get there by boat or seaplane.

5 Pro Tips to Start Rock Climbing

Laurel Leicht

Rock climbing can be intimidating because of the heights, sure, but also because you're so far outside of your comfort zone.

Fizzled Out: The New Coke Protests of 1985

Jake Rossen

Everyone was mad about Coke Classic's disappearance, but only one man spent $100,000 doing something about it.

Are You a Coffee Fiend? It Might Be in Your DNA

Jake Rossen

Some people might be genetically wired to get more wired.

Shipwreck Hunters Discover Century-Old Train in Lake Superior

Michele Debczak

The locomotive crashed into the lake 106 years ago.

Get Creative With Coloring Pages Inspired by Classic Books

Alvin Ward

Take a break from reading and color a book instead.

Thursday's Amazon Deals You Have to See

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, August 25.

15 Animal Names That Can Be Used As Verbs

Paul Anthony Jones

From turtles to tigers, you can drop any one of these 15 creatures into your everyday conversation.

‘Fat Brad’ Cookbook Provides Recipes For All of Brad Pitt’s Movie Meals

Anna Green

If he's always going to be eating in front of us, we might as well join in the fun.

Take a Peek Inside Chicago's 'Saved by the Bell' Diner

What was meant to be a short-lived ode to The Max from Saved by the Bell has turned into one of Chicago's most popular eateries.

A Family Scrapbook May Have Unearthed KFC's Secret Recipe

Jake Rossen

The Colonel's secret is out.