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This Spooky Cauldron of Green Goo Knows What You're Thinking

Rebecca OConnell

Move ferrofluid around—using your mind.

Wikipedia Wants Scientists to Make Its Entries More Accurate

Shaunacy Ferro

The online encyclopedia is trying to recruit more expert editors.

Latest Images from Pluto: 'It's Complicated,' Says NASA

Jen Pinkowski

"If an artist had painted this Pluto before our flyby, I probably would have called it over the top—but that’s what is actually there."

What Tattered Article of Clothing Do You Refuse to Throw Away?

Jason English

On Fridays we ask a bunch of unrelated questions. Your answers help get us through the afternoon.

Slip On a 'Stars Wars' Ring Featuring Your Favorite Character

Rebecca OConnell

Choose from C-3P0, R2-D2, Jabba the Hutt, and more.

For These Penguins, Monogamy Means Doing Your Own Thing

Janet Burns

Long distance loving! Every year, southern rockhopper penguin couples court, mate, and raise their chicks—but only for a month or so.

The Beetles that Work at Natural History Museums

Erin McCarthy

Scientists put these bugs to work in museums doing exactly what they do in nature.

What is Animal Magnetism?

Janet Burns

A Brief History of Pie Throwing

Anna Green

That old pie trope was around long before the Three Stooges.

Get Your 'Hark! A Vagrant' Fix With a New Compilation

Caitlin Schneider

Everything you want in a comic, from Schumann to 'Top Gun.'

3D-Printed Device Could Help the Visually Impaired Navigate

Caitlin Schneider

Animotus is designed to help its user feel their way to a destination.

A Crane Hat That Serves You Cereal, and 4 Other Ways to Make Breakfast More Fun

Rebecca OConnell

Why pour your cereal when a crane on your head could do it?

A Chart That Diagrams Closing Sentences From Classic Novels

Kirstin Fawcett

The closing lines of novels are grammatically different than their opening lines. Here's how.

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10 Secrets of the White House Calligraphers

the mag

A few things you might not know about these stately handwriting masters.

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