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Shaunacy Ferro

Shaunacy Ferro is a senior staff writer for MentalFloss.com. Her work has previously appeared in Fast Company, Popular Science, and Architect magazine, among others. She lives in Brooklyn and spends most of her free time taking photos of her cat.
Science
Beer Yeasts Are Surprisingly Diverse, Study Finds
Fun
You Could Win a Night in a Taco Bell Airbnb
Science
10 LGBT Leaders Reinventing Science and Technology
Art
Artist Recreates Childhood Toys Entirely Out of Clay
History
Immerse Yourself in the Sounds of 18th Century Paris
Museums
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is Getting a Museum Exhibit Based on Notorious RBG
Science
Check Out This Year's Nobel Prize Winners in Science
Infographic
A Look at Famous Domains Before Popular Companies Snapped Them Up
Technology
A Watch Band Lets You Hear Phone Calls Through Your Fingertip
Science
If Your Office Temperature Is Uncomfortable, Look at Your Footwear
Science
Learning to Write in Cursive Might Not Be as Important as Your Teachers Told You
Weird
A Seattle Neighborhood Has a Statue of Vladimir Lenin, and It's Up For Sale
Science
High-Tech Cage Could Allow Scientists to Study Rats Without Touching Them
Weird
Watch a Water Sommelier Explain Why His Job Exists
Technology
Simple Kits Let You Make Your Own Smart Camera, Speaker, or Light Show
Museums
The British Museum Acquires 19 Rare Picasso Prints
Technology
Find Out What Facebook Knows About You With This Chrome App
Animals
Man Makes Adorable Tiny Pancakes for Adorable Tiny Kitten
Medicine
Study Highlights Why Some Gut Probiotics Are More Effective Than Others
Travel
This Fence in Croatia Acts Like a Giant Xylophone
Politics
Need to Register to Vote in Houston? Look for a Taco Truck
Video Games
Try Not to Get Fired in This Mobile Game of Work-Life Balance
Design
30 GIFs That Capture What It’s Like to Move to L.A.
Live Smarter
Why You Should Write Important Emails in the Afternoon
Infographic
12 Unusual Sayings About Money From Around the World
Sports
The Science of How The Wave Is Performed at Sporting Events
Architecture
Woodsy Library Retreat Is a Book Lover’s Dream Vacation
Infographic
How Much Would It Cost to Upgrade to a Larger Apartment?
List
15 Unexpected Facts About Military Research From Mary Roach’s 'Grunt'
History
The 19th Century Manual That Claimed the Color Blue Could Cure All Ills
Art
Meet the Artist Who Works in New York's Sanitation Department
Infographic
24 of the Most Banned Books of All Time
Live Smarter
You Can Now Book Your Uber Rides in Advance in NYC
Art
See Literary Figures Rendered in Byzantine Icon Style
Live Smarter
If You Want to Stay in a 5-Star Hotel for Cheap, Go to Reno
TV
Netflix Knows Exactly When You Got Hooked on 'Stranger Things'
Fun
A Retired Teacher Built a Scale Map of China in His Backyard
Live Smarter
The One Change You Should Make to Vastly Improve Your Morning Coffee
Science
Researchers Develop 'Species from Feces' DNA Tool to Identify Bats
Technology
Nike’s Self-Lacing Sneakers Go On Sale November 28
Technology
You Can Now Save Your Photo Edits as Drafts on Instagram
Booze
You Can Rent an Inflatable Irish Pub for Your Backyard
Words
Most Languages Use the Same Sounds for Certain Words, Study Finds
Politics
Sweden Introduces a Tax Break for Repairing Goods Instead of Tossing
Fun
See the Groovy Process Behind How a Lava Lamp Gets Made
News
Tokyo Creates Overtime Prevention Teams to Get Employees to Go Home
Food
In-N-Out Is Coming to London for Four Hours
Food
Canadian Schools Are Encouraging Parents to Pack Zero-Waste Lunches
Politics
Take a Virtual Tour Inside the World’s Parliaments
Fun
Amazing/Weird Period Board Game Teaches Kids About Menstruation
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