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Study Says Creative Professionals Should Head to NOLA

Hannah Keyser

Fish Feces Builds Beautiful Beaches

Matt Soniak

If you ever find yourself in the Maldives laying on a gorgeous white sand beach, thank a parrotfish. They built that beach for you, though you might not like the way they did it.

15 Things You Should Know About 'The Raft of the Medusa'

Kristy Puchko

A wrenching scene of shipwrecked men helpless in the grips of the ocean, Théodore Géricault's The Raft of the Medusa is heralded as one of the most influential works of French Romanticism.

Archaeologists Rescue Huge Iron Age Cemetery from Road Project

Jen Pinkowski

As many as 1500 people may be buried in this ancient necropolis.

This Powder May Solve Two World Food Problems at Once

Erika Berlin

FoPo is a freeze-dried food powder that could tackle two major food problems at once.

Supersonic Airliner Would Fly Passengers Across the Ocean in an Hour

Beth Anne Macaluso

Superman's got nothing on Airbus' proposed new airliner.

Meet the Chicken Getting a $2500 Prosthetic Leg

Jake Rossen

Cecily the Chicken is headed for the (operating) table.

Listen to "Ode to Joy" Played Through Russian Nesting Dolls

Caitlin Schneider

You've never heard Beethoven quite like this before.

No Fuelin', We're Poolin': Share a Ride Into the Past with this '70s Carpool PSA

Nick Greene

"No Fuelin', We're Poolin'" sought to extol the benefits of carpooling.

These Lamps Demonstrate How Lamps Work

Shaunacy Ferro

Form follows function.

15 Fun Facts About ‘Babe’

Jennifer M Wood

That'll do.

3D Print a Machine That Spits Out 14,000 Bubbles Per Minute

Rebecca OConnell

The only thing better than bubbles is more bubbles (according to most children).

Now You Can Eat Crackers Made of Giant Isopods

Erin McCarthy

Not sure what to get the adventurous foodie who’s tried everything from bugs to rotted shark meat? Kazutaka Hasegawa has an idea for you: Crackers made from Bathynomus giganteus—a.k.a.

Why Supercomputer Watson Wants Your Medical Records

Caitlin Schneider

By scanning health records, IBM and CVS hope to stop emergency room visits before they happen.

8 Curious Civil War-Era Recipes We Still Eat Today

Jennifer Billock

Think of it as some of the original farm-to-table cuisine.

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