Erin McCarthy

Erin is the Editor-in-Chief of Previously, she covered everything from natural disasters to bridge engineering to the science behind sci-fi movies for Popular Mechanics magazine. When she's not editing or writing, you can find her karaoking, reading non-fiction, watching Investigation Discovery and hockey (go NYR!), or hanging out with her cats, Oliver and Pearl.
Go Behind the Scenes of The Wizard of Oz's 3D Restoration
10 Sweet Spooks from "100 Ghosts"
11 Things We Know About the Dodo
Why Did Pirates Wear Eye Patches?
Chandelier Made from Nintendo Zappers
27 Celebrity Patent Holders
The Late Movies: 9 Iconic VMA Performances
29 Vintage Photos of Dogs Being Man's Best Friend
Who Created Karaoke?
8 Important Daguerreotype Photos
11 Historical Photos of the Panama Canal
37 Odd College Mascots
MythBusters Test Breaking Bad's Science
7 Things to Know About Elysium
8 Patents for Inventions that Purport to Protect You From Sharks
Shark Week Q&A: How Scientists Built a Shark-Following Robot for "Return of Jaws"
The Late Movies: Go Go Power Rangers
11 Vintage Photos from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition
The Late Movies: Peacock Mantis Shrimpalooza
10 Fun Things to Do in Montreal
The Late Movies: Covers of "Both Sides Now"
Death! 41 Historic Demises
Incredible Colorized Slides of Africa from 1896
The Late Movies: All About Lady Liberty
11 Vintage Celebrity PSAs
11 Awesome NERF Facts—Plus, a Contest!
The Late Movies: Saw Song
5 Maurice Sendak Stories You Should Read
15 Details from the In Cold Blood Killers’ Case Files
T-Shirt Tuesday: #SMH
The Late Movies: Life in Slow Motion
Scientists Find Blood in 10,000 Year Old Mammoth Remains
49 Hoaxes People Actually Believed
T-Shirt Tuesday: Eat Locals
Incredible Photos of a Melting Ice Hotel
T-Shirt Tuesday: Gatsby Liquors
How Play-Doh Created its New Compound, Play-Doh Plus
T-Shirt Tuesday: Slow and Slinky
Stunning NASA Video and Photos of Huge X-Class Solar Flares
11 New York City Maps from Mapping Manhattan
27 Awesome Vintage Photos of Moms
What's the Weirdest Thing Your Pet Has Eaten?
CONTEST: Share Your Best Nerdy Mom Story and Win Big Prizes!
T-Shirt Tuesday: Amateur Crastination League
The Late Movies: George Clooney's Early Acting Roles
How 7 Obese Animals Lost Weight
T-Shirt Tuesday: May the Mass x Acceleration Be With You
T-Shirt Tuesday: Bald Eagle
13 Products Made Using Recycled Materials
13 Fun Facts About the Internet’s Cutest Cat, Lil Bub


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