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Yes, You Can Still Return That Overdue Library Book 34 Years Later

Shaunacy Ferro

A student held onto a book from her Virginia high school's library for more than three decades.

The Evolution of ‘Two’ in the Indo-European Language Family

Arika Okrent

Once you see it laid out like this, it doesn’t take much to put *dwóh and *dwóh together.

Why Does Coffee Make You Poop?

Shaunacy Ferro

We don’t entirely know why a third of the population runs to the bathroom immediately after finishing their coffee.

Counterfeit Chocolate: Not Just A Thing of the Past

Suzanne Raga

The Aztecs had a market for counterfeit cacao beans, but so do some modern-day chocolatiers.

Pawpaws: The Sweet, Succulent Fruit You've Never Heard Of

Kirstin Fawcett

A new book explores the history, culture, and origins of the curiously-named treat.

5 Game-Changing Mobile Health Devices

Travis McKnight

Medical gadgets that used to seem like science fiction are becoming reality.

Winter is Coming, and So is a 'Game of Thrones' Pinball Machine

Kirstin Fawcett

The HBO-inspired arcade game is now available for pre-order.

What It's Like to Be a Professional Cat Portraitist

Shaunacy Ferro

A short documentary follows photographer Larry Johnson to a New Jersey cat show.

Learn Geography Terms With This Gorgeous Antique Map

Caitlin Schneider

A visual aid for those of us who never learned the difference between a channel and a strait.

Dig These Animated Tributes to René Magritte

Alvin Ward

Surrealist artist René Magritte passed away before the invention of the GIF, but it's fun to think what he could do with the format.

The 6 Dirtiest Places in Airplanes and Airports

Erin McCarthy

Surprisingly, bathrooms were actually cleaner than many other places.

How Portraits of Mosquitoes Could Lead to Better Malaria Protection

Shaunacy Ferro

Researchers set up infrared imaging to see how the mosquitoes interact with mosquito nets in the hopes of designing better defenses against the malaria-carrying bugs.

The Boy Who Saved Batman

Camille Dodero the mag

A 14-year-old comic book fan from New Jersey, and the dream he wouldn't let die.

Vikings May Have Settled Greenland for Walrus Tusks

Matt Soniak

The Vikings appear to have made a killing selling walrus ivory on the European market.