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.
Preserving Lonesome George
12 Awesome Vintage Anatomical Illustrations of Animals
15 Items for a Smarter Kitchen
Daniel Radcliffe on Space Travel, Russian Literature, and Napoleon
11 Things You Won't See on Display at the Mütter Museum
Teenagers Just Can't Figure Out the Original NES
10 Facts About the Extinct Passenger Pigeon
Read a Previously Unpublished Chapter of 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'
Kids Eat Vegemite, Adorably Freak Out
An Interactive Map of Photos of Earth Tweeted by Astronauts
Stunning Restored Footage of Neptune's Largest Moon
6 Times Creepy Crawlies Ended Up in People's Ears
Math's Top Prize Given to a Woman for the First Time
9 Tips for Avoiding London Pickpockets from a 19th Century Guide
11 Works of Art Featuring Felines
A Brief History of the Ouija Board
9 Poems Penned by Presidents
Watch Excavators Play Giant Jenga
17 Excellent Animal Illustrations from a 16th Century Book
The Magical Origins of Harry Potter Words
14 Future Stars Who Appeared on 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'
15 Twitter Accounts for Space Nerds
17 Fun Facts About 'Deep Blue Sea'
10 Extremely Magnified Photos of Plants
How Hasbro Created its 6-inch Jabba the Hutt Action Figure
12 Facts About the Death's-Head Hawkmoth
Watch this Video, Feed Cats in Shelters
17 Historical Reactions to Air Conditioning
Science Explains Why Some People Are Attracted to Jerks
15 Twitter Accounts for History Buffs
Why Do We Laugh When We're Tickled?
Grammar Nerds Will Love Weird Al's Latest Parody
See Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd in the Unreleased 1984 Movie 'Nothing Lasts Forever'
5 Weird Swimming-Related Patents
How to Clean a 94-Foot Blue Whale Model
10 Bizarre Food-Related Kickstarters (That Aren't Potato Salad)
18 Things We Learned from Buzz Aldrin's Reddit AMA
12 Wonderfully Quirky Words with No English Equivalent
Read the Original Version of the Declaration of Independence
12 Awesome Spider Facts from a New Exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History
10 Products for a Smarter Summer
11 Facts About Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery"
Beautiful Visualization Shows 24 Hours of Flights Over the North Atlantic
A 1639 Map Shows California as an Island
17 Joss Whedon Quotes for His 50th Birthday
8 Amazing Animal Photos from National Geographic's Your Shot Community
Adorable Elderly People Test Out Google Glass
10 Fun Things in the American Museum of Natural History's Memorabilia Collection
10 Dangerous Ways to Amuse Yourself from an 1820 Book
16 Twitter Accounts for Word Nerds


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