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SETI Scientists Are Dubious About That Mysterious ‘Signal’

Kate Horowitz

The spike in radio activity observed on May 15, 2015 could easily have been caused by a passing satellite or even power lines on Earth.

German Man Builds 2000-Pound Bike in Quest for World Record

Kirstin Fawcett

The machine is heavy—but it’s rideable.

The Benefits of Grunting During Tennis

Mangesh Hattikudur

There’s an advantage to letting out a belly groan with every shot.

Swedish Apartment Building Prioritizes Bikes Over Cars

Michele Debczak

Cykelhuset is an avid biker's dream home.

French Officials Propose Banning Some 'Pokémon Go' Creatures From Schools

Kirstin Fawcett

They say the game is a security risk to students.

5 Forgotten Fairy Tales From the Brothers Grimm

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Here are some of the more bizarre Grimm tales that didn’t quite merit the Disney treatment.

15 Things You Might Not Know About Wegmans

Jake Rossen

There's a good reason they refuse to use an apostrophe.

Half of Internet Users Click on Unknown Links—Even if They Know Better

Anna Green

Most of us know it’s dangerous to click on a link from an unknown sender, but that doesn’t stop us from doing it.

What's The Difference Between Scattered And Isolated Thunderstorms?

Dennis Mersereau

Dealing with endless numbers makes forecasts more confusing than they have to be.

The Joys—and Unexpected Perils—of Sleeping in a Tiny House

Shaunacy Ferro

We test out just how livable tiny houses are.

Cookie, the World’s Oldest Parrot, Has Died at Age 83

Michele Debczak

He had lived at Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo since the day it opened.

17 Wild Facts About 'Hey Dude'

Roger Cormier

The beloved Nickelodeon series aired its final episode 25 years ago.

A Better Depiction of Shakespeare May Be Hiding Beneath This Portrait

Michele Debczak

Retouches have altered the portrait from its original state.

Here's What It Costs to Grant a Make-A-Wish

Jake Rossen

Traveling and celebrity meet-ups can get expensive, and the organization will soon launch a crowdsourcing platform for help footing the bill.

UK Nonprofit Hires Its First Hedgehog Officer

Shaunacy Ferro

Sorry, would-be hedgehog tenders. The job has been filled.