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These Solar Cells Were Inspired by the Japanese Art of Kirigami

Michele Debczak

A few artful cuts can make solar cells up to 40 percent more efficient.

Amazing New Photos of Pluto From 'New Horizons'

Shaunacy Ferro

NASA scientists are surprised by how arctic the dwarf planet looks up close.

You Can Buy Princess Leia's Metal Bikini from 'Return of the Jedi'

Beth Anne Macaluso

For an estimated $80,000 to $120,000.

What Purpose Did the Appendix Once Serve?

Hannah Keyser

Archaeologists Unearth Civil War Refuge for Escaped Slaves

Autumn Spanne

They've uncovered a treasure trove of archaeological evidence: "There were literally dozens and hundreds of those things.”

18 Tea Infusers to Make Teatime More Exciting

Rebecca OConnell

Make steeping tea more fun with these quirky tea infusers.

Forget the Airport Shuttle—You Can Now Ride Your Suitcase

Kirstin Fawcett

The Modobag allows you to zoom from gate to gate.

A Brief History of United States Currency

Caitlin Schneider

Standardized money might seem like an old institution, but it's still a work in progress.

Watch the Intensive Process of Book Printing

Rebecca OConnell

From proofreading the copy aloud to hand-sewing the binding, this art takes a lot of skilled people to come together.

What It Means When Your Dog Looks at You

Anna Green

Is the way your dog looks at you a product of nature or nurture?

5 Questions: Airport Names

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3 Ways to Mind Your Memory

Foster Kamer the mag

If you can manage to remember these you're already well on your way.

New Zealand's Frying Pan Lake Is As Hot As It Sounds

Caitlin Schneider

Regularly simmering at 140 degrees Fahrenheit, this hot spring is not the place for your next mineral bath.

Cambodia's Forests Are Disappearing at a Rapid Pace

Kirstin Fawcett

More than 14,000 square kilometers of forest were lost between 2001 and 2013.

The 104-Year-Old Street Artist Who Yarn-Bombed Her Town

Anna Green

The grandmother of six told an interviewer, "It's very nice of you to take any notice of it"