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Japanese Fishermen Find Giant Squid Babies

Kate Horowitz

They didn’t know what they had until a squid scientist confirmed the species.

Amazon Opens Its First Physical Bookstore Today

Rebecca OConnell

Amazon is going old-fashioned.

10 Directors Who Turned Down 'Star Wars'

Rudie Obias

David Lynch, Steven Spielberg, and Guillermo del Toro are among the noted directors who dared to tell Darth Vader "no."

Why Did ‘Disabled’ Replace ‘Handicapped’ As the Preferred Term?

Arika Okrent

This Spray Can Attachment Converts Photos Into Graffiti

Michele Debczak

This smart piece of tech can turn anyone into a graffiti artist.

Synthetic DNA Tags Could End Art Forgery

Caitlin Schneider

The forensic stamp would make authenticating a piece of artwork as easy as a quick scan.

12 of the Weirdest Ballot Initiatives in American History

Jake Rossen

The people of Piqua had a decision to make: let Roxie the miniature pig stay in town, or not. They voted her out.

Morning Cup of Links: The Silent and Deadly Owl

Miss Cellania

10 Amazing Archaeological Finds Discovered by Ordinary People (and One Badger)

Livius Drusus

Regular folks have found amazing treasures.

Watch This Stunning "Magic Hour" Supercut

Anna Green

An ode to "that delightful time of the day when you're all exhausted and the lighting is perfect."

Advice on How to Take the Perfect Selfie, From a Convolutional Neural Network

Andrew LaSane

Spoiler: Most people are already at a disadvantage.

40 Zesty Z-Words To Add To Your Vocabulary

Paul Anthony Jones

Don't be a zob.

4 Symbols Without Actual Meanings

Janet Burns

These icons have lost their meaning somewhere along the way (or never had one to begin with).

Vegans Will Soon Be Able to Enjoy Guinness Stout Guilt-Free

Kirstin Fawcett

The company plans to stop using fish bladders in the beer's filtration process by 2016.

15 Scandalous Facts About Thomas Eakins's 'The Gross Clinic'

Kristy Puchko

American realist Thomas Eakins earned renown for portraits so true to life they could almost be mistaken for photographs.

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