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Nearly One-Third of Cacti Are at Risk of Becoming Extinct

Kirstin Fawcett

One major threat? Collectors and horticulturists harvest the wild plants and sell them illegally.

Read Oliver Sacks’s Academic Work for Free

Kate Horowitz

A selection of the neuroscientist’s papers will become available December 1.

Go Ahead, Eat Your Nail Polish

Beth Anne Macaluso

Chronic nail biters beware.

Fossils Reveal How and When Giraffe Necks Grew Long

Anna Green

The giraffe's neck evolved in two stages, millions of years apart.

8 Halloween Costumes That Have Been Banned By Schools

Andrew LaSane

These costumes were considered to be offensive or just too scary.

Neuroscientists Create a Digital Rat Brain

Shaunacy Ferro

The scientists were able to get a small slice of digital brain to act like a real biological neocortex.

Fix Things On the Go With Hot Glue Matches

Rebecca OConnell

Get crafty (even without the plug).

16 Fascinating Facts About 'Training Day'

Roger Cormier

Denzel Washington played against type, and won an Oscar for his efforts.

Los Angeles Restaurant Serves 'Star Wars' Chocolate

Rebecca OConnell

Eat them we will.

He's So Hot Right Now: New York Has a Will Ferrell-Themed Bar

Erika Berlin

I'm Ron Burgundy?

Rainy Weather Could Spell Doom for This Year's Pumpkin Pie

Bess Lovejoy

Let the pumpkin hoarding begin.

7 Presidential Facts About William Henry Harrison

Benjamin Lampkin

Learn more about our ninth president, William Henry Harrison.

The Missing Links: The ABCs of Dogs

Rebecca OConnell

Some necessary décor for dog lovers, the real-life tales behind your favorite scary stories, and more in today's missing links.

Recent Study Shows How Perceptions of Aging Vary By Culture

Anna Green

In a study of three cultures, researchers found perceptions of memory amongst the elderly vary significantly.

Homo Naledi's Bones Were Made For Walking … and Climbing

Jen Pinkowski

The small-brained creature's feet and hands show an intriguing mix of modern and primitive.