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Become the Hobbit You've Always Wanted to Be in This Cool Tree House

Rebecca OConnell

Your home away from the Shire.

Tired of Shaving? Zap Your Skin Smooth With a Laser Razor

Shaunacy Ferro

A new Kickstarter wants to bring laser hair removal home.

17 Computer-Generated Hipster Baby Names No One Else Has Yet

Arika Okrent

Expecting? Here's your chance to name your baby Ulssand (before it becomes cool).

Shakespeare’s Plays to be Translated into Modern English

Andrew LaSane

Thirty-six playwrights will create performable translations of all 39 original plays.

Watch IKEA's First-Ever Fashion Show

Caitlin Schneider

Viewing the high fashion collections from the comfort of your laptop is a guaranteed way to avoid an IKEA fight with your S.O.

The First-Ever Loch Ness Monster Sighting

Stacy Conradt

The first photo of Nessie was taken in 1934. But the first mention of the lake-bound monster? An account of a sighting back in 564 CE.

11 Surprisingly Germ-Ridden Places

An Artificial Intelligence System Just Took the Math SAT

Anna Green

The A.I. system's score was close to average for an eleventh grader.

8 Genius Ideas That Are Changing the Way We Eat

When Ancient Texts Vanish, These Scientists Make Them Reappear

Jake Rossen

Science is making text that hasn't been visible for hundreds of years reappear. Here's how.

Morning Cup of Links: Character Actors You Should Know

Miss Cellania

Start your day on the right foot with these great links!

Why Do Hearses Have S-Shaped Scrolls Where the Back Windows Should Be?

Kara Kovalchik

A brief history of landau bars.

11 Unusual Bookstores You Can Visit

Rebecca OConnell

Sure you can buy books on Amazon, but there’s something about going to a bookstore and picking the right title out by hand.

New Study Suggests the ‘Uncanny Valley’ Is Real

Anna Green

Creeped out by humanoid robots? You're not alone.

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