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Ice Bucket Challenge Helps Fund Discovery of a New Gene Linked to ALS

Anna Green

With the help of 80 researchers in 11 countries, the study authors were able to determine that NEK1 was linked to ALS.

How Olympic Sprinter Stella Walsh Nearly Lost Her Medals Because of Her Autopsy

Suzanne Raga

The woman once regarded as the world's greatest female athlete spent her life—and death—trapped between identities.

15 Jobs That Didn't Exist 30 Years Ago

Jake Rossen

There was a time we had no Zumba instructors.

11 Things You Might Not Know About Cartoonist Jim Davis

Suzanne Raga

He named Garfield the cat after his grandfather.

The Castles, and Mysteries, of the Thousand Islands

Lynn Freehill-Maye

Yes, the Thousand Islands is a real place. And they've got some great castles.

Is the Heat Index Real?

Dennis Mersereau

A hot and humid day can have a dramatic effect on both your comfort and your health.

8 Of Our Favorite Bob, Gordon, and Luis Moments from 'Sesame Street'

Chris Higgins

Bob, Gordon, and Luis have left Sesame Street. Let's celebrate our neighbors!

Thursday's Amazon Deals You Can't Miss

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, July 28.

Amazon Announces Midnight Delivery for 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’

Michele Debczak

The latest addition to the 'Harry Potter' franchise comes out this weekend.

1996: Kerri Strug Makes Olympic History

Jake Rossen

The Russian women's gymnastics team hadn't been defeated in 48 years. To do it, Kerri Strug had to jump with a torn ankle.

Air Canada Will Help Crowdfund Your Vacation

Jake Rossen

Canadians can now post travel campaigns in the hopes of getting family and friends to subsidize their trips.

The Cat in the Hat Is Running for President

Kirstin Fawcett

The campaign coincides with the launch of a new Random House book, "One Vote, Two Votes, I Vote, You Vote."

Real-Life LEGO Minifigure Made a Terrifying Appearance at Comic-Con

Andrew LaSane

The "CreepyFig" is one toy your kids probably won't be putting on their wish lists.

10 of the Oldest Books in the World and Where to See Them

Claire Cock-Starkey

Some of these books are well over a thousand years old.

Scientists Study the Complex Roles of Gases in Our Bodies

Kate Horowitz

Researchers say these gases “affect our brain, mind, and behavior.”