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What's the Difference Between "Jr." and "II"?

Stacy Conradt

Robert Downey Jr. and Sammy Davis Jr. are arguably two of the biggest celebrities ever to rock nominal suffixes—but why aren't they Robert Downey II and Sammy Davis II?

David Bowie's Birthplace May Soon Be Home to a Giant Lightning Bolt Sculpture

Kirstin Fawcett

The sculpture would resemble the one painted across Bowie's face on the cover of 1973's 'Aladdin Sane.'

5 Tips for Grocery Shopping on a Budget

Kristin Wong

On average, Americans spend $151 a week on food.

Astronomers Find Seven 'Earth-Like' Planets Orbiting a Cool Star

Jen Pinkowski

“It’s the first time we have seven planets in this temperate zone … that can be called terrestrial,” lead author Michaël Gillon said in a press briefing.

Average Life Expectancy Set to Break 90 in Parts of the World by 2030

Michele Debczak

But the U.S. continues to lag behind the rest of the globe.

How Pixar Changes Movies for International Audiences

Jake Rossen

Having a baby reject broccoli doesn't fly in Japan.

10 Towering Facts About Giant Sequoias

Michele Debczak

Get to know America's largest living residents.

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Frank Gehry Is Teaching an Online Course in Architecture

Michele Debczak

Aspiring architects can now learn from the master without leaving home.

Losing Their Grip: An Oral History of Nintendo's Power Glove

Jake Rossen

How Michael Jackson, Mattel, and the Japanese mafia influenced the ahead-of-its-time NES accessory.

Brain Scans Show 4 Different Types of Depression

Kate Horowitz

Knowing a patient’s subtype could help their doctor choose the best treatment.

10 People Who Have Misplaced Their Oscars

Stacy Conradt

Winning an Oscar is, for most, a once-in-a-lifetime achievement. You’d think their owners would be a little more careful with them.

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Miss Belvedere: The World's Most Disappointing Time Capsule?

Luke Bather

The Tulsans of 1957 might have been a little too confident.

Watch a Supercut of Every Oscar Winner for Best Visual Effects

Michele Debczak

From "Wings" to "Ex Machina."

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