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These New Shoes Shine Bright

Sonia Weiser

How a Japanese design firm is encouraging people to make art with their feet.

People With No Eyes Still See Ghosts

Shaunacy Ferro

Beautiful Bacteria From an 8-Year-Old's Handprint

Rebecca OConnell

12 of the Sweet Valley High Books' Most Ridiculous Plotlines

Erin McCarthy

Many of the Wakefield twins' adventures are typical teenage stuff. Sometimes, though, the plotlines of the Sweet Valley High books were, in a word, insane.

Photographer Turns His Clutter Into Gigantic Collages

Yelena Melnichenko

Beijing-based photographer Hong Hao makes order out of chaos with complex collages

Watch A Nonstick Frying Pan Get Made

Hannah Keyser

There's a deliberate—and delicate—production process behind this kitchen essential.

30 Unusual Scholarships for All Your Special Talents

Alvin Ward

How Do Crows Count?

Shaunacy Ferro

Crows lack the parts of the brain that we use to count—but they know 2+2 too. How do they do it?

5 Pieces of Advice From Frank Lloyd Wright

Shaunacy Ferro

The Most Popular Book Set in Each State

Alvin Ward

Can you guess your state's book?

The Missing Links: The First Inductees to the Video Game Hall of Fame Are...

Colin Patrick

Century-Old Classroom Chalkboards Unearthed in Oklahoma City

Erika Berlin

Oklahoma City public school finds century-old chalkboards—complete with lessons and drawings of Pilgrims—hidden since 1917.

When the Women's World Cup Swapped Host Countries Because of SARS

Nick Greene

15 New Uses for Old VHS Tapes

Jake Rossen

1980s media never dies.

Proportional Map of the World's Largest Languages

Arika Okrent

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