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“O, Excellent Air Bag”: Humphry Davy and Nitrous Oxide

Davy’s extreme and near-fatal regime of self-experimentation with the gas not only marked a new era in the history of science but a turn toward the philosophical and literary romanticism of the centur

Beetle Tricks Ants by Speaking their Language(s)

Matt Soniak

Which is Better: Coffee or a Nap?

the mag

When you’re prepping for an all-nighter, which works best?

10 Things You Might Not Know About Hunting Pirate Ships

David W Brown

According to the book Pirate Hunters, a pirate ship is the "single hardest and rarest thing a person could discover underwater."

Art Exhibit in NYC Puts Strangers' Journal Entries on Display

Anna Green

"The Strangers Project" has been collecting journal entries and letters from strangers across the country since 2009.

Pick the Correct Word for Each Definition

You can do this.

According to Study, People Feel Adulthood Starts at 29

Anna Green

A new study shows that age is just a number

You Can Now Shop Online Without a Credit Card

Kirstin Fawcett

All you need is your email, shipping address, and phone number.

8 State-Specific College Programs

Nick Keppler

Where you can study lobsters, maple syrup, or arctic supercomputing.

Your Pet Can Now Take a Selfie

Kirstin Fawcett

PetBot records your furry friend's actions and sends the photos or video to your smartphone.

How Photographers Retouched Photos in the Victorian Era

Anna Green

Photo retouching has existed as long as photography, but instead of Photoshop, Victorian-era photographers used a pencil.

This Algorithm Can Turn Any Image Into a Van Gogh

Shaunacy Ferro

Or an image in any other artist's style.

15 Smart Facts About 'The Big Bang Theory'

Garin Pirnia

Should you have additional questions, refer to The Roommate Agreement.

Newly Discovered Ancient Dolphin Fossil Illuminates River Dolphin Legacy

Hannah Keyser

A newly-discovered dolphin species could bridge the evolutionary gap between ocean-dwellers and river dolphins.

Study Finds Earth is Home to Three Trillion Trees

Caitlin Schneider

The tally is seven times more than previously calculated.

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