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.
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
Q&A: Juliette Eisner, co-director of "Lil Bub & Friendz"
T-Shirt Tuesday: Pacman Graph
Watch: Conan O'Brien's 1993 "Late Night" Audition
The Making of "The '80s: The Decade that Made Us"


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