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Meet Ulo the Owl, a Charming Security System

Rebecca OConnell

Ulo is a precious little gadget that monitors your house, takes pictures, and keeps you safe—all with the charm of a cartoon owl.

6 Scientific Explanations for Ghosts

Shaunacy Ferro

Are you being haunted, or just dealing with a mold problem?

Diamonds Are This Park's Best Friend

3 Reasons to Stop Procrastinating

Foster Kamer the mag

Don't even think of putting off reading this.

In Japan, You Can Now Eat Butter Sushi

Kirstin Fawcett

Just don't ask how many calories are in it.


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7 Things You Didn’t Know About the Revolutionary War

Lucas Adams

Remember that time George Washington returned a dog he found on a battlefield back to its British owner? Neither did we.

Scientists Identify the Chemical That Makes Death Smell Scary

Shaunacy Ferro

A compound produced by decaying tissue makes people more alert to threats.

10 Ways to Make Your Flight More Comfortable

Just because you're confined to your seat, it doesn’t mean you have to be uncomfortable. Some basic tricks will help ease you through your trip.

5 Bookish Facts About American Reading Habits

Shaunacy Ferro

Who reads more, young people or old people?

Watch 37 Minutes of Jim Henson's Early Commercial Work

Chris Higgins

Featuring muppet-on-muppet violence, fire, explosions, and a few characters you'll recognize.

16 Repeatable Facts About 'Groundhog Day'

Roger Cormier

Tracing the Evolution of the Human Brain Through Casts of the Inner Skull

Jen Pinkowski

The brain imprints itself on the inside of the skull. These impressions have been key to the study of the evolution of the human brain.

Watch This Animation of a Star Being Ripped Apart by a Black Hole

Michele Debczak

Astronomers have gathered new details on how stars and black holes interact.

Watch This: 'Powers of Ten'

Chris Higgins

A zoom through the universe...and inside ourselves.