Erin McCarthy
Erin McCarthy

See the World in Cat-O-Vision

Erin McCarthy
Erin McCarthy

The world through a cat’s eyes is blurrier and a lot less colorful, but those glowing eyes see far better than our own in the dark.

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With libraries becoming an increasingly endangered species, well-loved author Neil Gaiman's lecture for the UK-based Reading Agency is a reminder of how fiction and daydreaming make us better people.

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A long time ago, in this very galaxy, the very first Star Wars teaser trailer was released to a public that had no idea of the 36-year franchise that was about to unfold.

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Mademoiselle Maurice’s latest street art installation unleashed 30,000 individual pieces of origami to brighten the streets of Angers, France.

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A map of America’s favorite beers by state proves that the “best” beer is often a matter of regional loyalty. Also, Maine features the heaviest drinkers – who would’ve guessed?

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Winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest prove that animal photography goes way beyond even the best social media snapshots of someone’s dog.

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Bacon really does make everything better! (Except pasta and desserts, so quit it with those bacon cupcakes already.) 

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How Jupiter May Have Gifted Early Earth With Water
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How Jupiter May Have Gifted Early Earth With Water. Young gas giants throw debris toward inward planets, including hydrogen-rich materials.

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Brazil's Geography Problem. It's a big country with lots of people, so why isn't it a world power?

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The Science of Hearing. Our ability to detect and interpret sounds is due to an amazing and complicated biological system.

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Lucasfilm Might be Putting Future Star Wars Spinoffs on Hold. Solo's disappointing box office was a surprise glitch in the moneymaking machine.

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Why Women Say Nothing Is Wrong When Something Is Clearly Wrong. She has plenty of reasons not to share it with you right now.

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How to Decorate Like a Viking. Archaeologists have built a palette of the paint colors used on Viking homes and buildings.

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The Breastfeeding Zealots of the Neonatal Ward. Maternal lactation is pushed to the point of shaming mothers with hungry babies.

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9 Amazing Tiki Bars. A visit will cool you off even on the hottest day.

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Sneaky Ways Restaurants Are Hacking Your Brain
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Sneaky Ways Restaurants Are Hacking Your Brain. Check out 25 subtle tricks that make you spend more.

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Here’s How You Can Help Fight Family Separation at the Border. A list of resources and organizations that need your skills, time, or money.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Summer Solstice. While the days will only get shorter from here, temperatures will still go up.

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The Forgotten Chefs Who Made Chili Con Carne a Tex-Mex Standard. Women running their own businesses gave us an entirely new cuisine.

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You Would Never Expect Killer Whales to Appear Here. Arctic Ocean prey that once fed polar bears is fair game for orcas.

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Brooklyn's Defunct Domino Sugar Plant Opens as Domino Park. Pictures show how an old factory can become a community park and still retain its history.

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First Impressions. Tom Comitta took the first sentence from 268 New Yorker short stories, sorted them, and combined them into one surprisingly cohesive tale.

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The Original Locations of 15 Famous Chain Stores. There might be one near you!

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