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11 Geeky Aprons to Keep You Clean This Thanksgiving

Alvin Ward

This Thanksgiving, cook with style by donning one of these cool aprons.

Pop Culture Syllabus: Robots

the mag

If you're wondering when we'll get robot maids, 'The Jetsons' was set in 2062.

WWI Centennial: Failure at Fourth Isonzo

Erik Sass

In NYC, You Might Someday Be Able to Email a Tree

Kirstin Fawcett

Is Leafmealone@gmail.com taken?

Watch Ghostly 'Sea Angels' Swim Through the Depths

Kate Horowitz

The sea snails known as pteropods occupy an important place in marine food chains.

Jellyfish Don’t Swim So Much as Suction Through the Ocean

Shaunacy Ferro

A new study finds that lampreys and jellyfish create suction that propels them forward in the water.

North Koreans Might Face a Winter Without Kimchi

Kirstin Fawcett

Thanks to floods and monsoons, the vegetables used to make the spicy dish are in short supply.

A Wearable That Lets You Listen to Your Partner's Heartbeat

Kirstin Fawcett

PillowTalk's technology literally lets you monitor your relationship's pulse.

40 Xcellent X-Words

Paul Anthony Jones

Only about 0.02% of the words in a dictionary start with 'X.'

Playgrounds for Seniors Are Gaining Popularity in America

Michele Debczak

Playtime: It's not just for kids anymore.

Sony Announces They’re Officially Giving Up On Betamax

Anna Green

Sony just announced their plans to stop making Betamax tapes, just 28 years after they lost the home video format war to VHS.

This Short Documentary Lets You Listen to Lyndon B. Johnson’s Phone Calls

Anna Green

LBJ touches on everything from race relations to diet Jello and his problems with stress eating.

Turn Your Tweets and Texts Into Cuneiform for the Ultimate Throwback

Rebecca OConnell

What better way to immortalize your favorite tweet than with one of first systems of writing?

'Breaking Bad' Hat and Blue Meth Donated to the Smithsonian

Caitlin Schneider

The various props ensure that people will be saying the name "Heisenberg" for years to come.

15 Fun Facts About ‘Starship Troopers’

Jeff Wells

In 1997, moviegoers watched as a cast of no-name actors and Neil Patrick Harris went to war against a planet full of giant bugs.

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