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16 Movies That Almost Starred Al Pacino

Jennifer M Wood

Michael Corleone as Han Solo? A look back at the many iconic roles that could’ve been for Al Pacino, who turns 75 years old today.

Impress the Ladies and Surf in a Business Suit

Rebecca OConnell

Over the Rainbow: The Technicolor Life of the Man Who Created Oz

the mag

Once upon a time, fairy tales were dark fables designed to scare children into good behavior. This author thought kids deserved better.

Brian Skerry's Gorgeous Dolphin Pictures For National Geographic

Rebecca OConnell

50 Facts About the 50 State Capitals

Alvin Ward

This week, John Green goes around the country pointing out interesting things about all the state capitals.

15 Things You Might Not Know About 'Dr. Strangelove '

Michael Arbeiter

Stanley Kubrick’s bleak Cold War satire 'Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb' belongs to a class and genre all its own.

Having A Sister Might Make You Less Competitive

Shaunacy Ferro

Men with older sisters are less likely to be competitive, a new study finds.

10 Swift Facts About Eoraptor

Mark Mancini

This Is What Space Sounds Like

Andrew Paul

Recordings released by NASA show just how noisy space can be if you know how to listen.

15 of New York City’s Lost Landmarks

Amy Plitt

Whether because of inaction, rejection, or pure skullduggery, these 15 of New York City landmarks have been lost forever.

Oakland's First All-Black, All-Harley Biker Club

Jake Rossen

7 Ways Finland Gets Education Right

Sonia Weiser

Americans are obsessed with Finland's educational system. But what exactly are the main differences that contribute to Finland’s success?

The Missing Links: Explaining Big City Nicknames

Colin Patrick

Do Mosquitoes Love You? It Could Be Genetic

Shaunacy Ferro

A new study of twins suggests you might inherit your susceptibility to mosquito bites.

Padres Keep Wheelchair-Bound Ex-Pitcher on the Roster Indefinitely

Hannah Keyser

Matt LaChappa suffered a heart attack before a game in 1996, but the team re-signs him each season so he can keep his health insurance.