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Name the 10 Most Populous U.S. Cities in Order

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Watch Robots Learn How to Take a Tumble Safely

Shaunacy Ferro

An algorithm helps expensive robots hit the ground without breaking themselves.

Great White Sharks Hunt With Help From the Sun

Matt Soniak

Their place at the top of the oceans’ food chain is due in part to their speed, size, and highly developed senses, but there’s also some strategy involved.

This Web App Will Help You Craft Polite Emails

Anna Green

If you’ve ever struggled to craft the right tone in an email, FoxType might be just the thing for you.

Japan Now Has a 'My Little Pony' Cafe

Rebecca OConnell

Lovers of colorful ponies and friendship rejoice!

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Odd news stories from all over.

Why Are Your Fav Abbrevs Totes Legit Hard to Spell?

Gretchen McCulloch

How is language evolving on the internet? In this series on internet linguistics, Gretchen McCulloch breaks down the latest innovations in online communication.

London's Skyscraper Sepulcher: The Corpse Pyramid That Almost Was

Stacy Conradt

It could have housed five million bodies.

Play This 'Moby Dick'-Inspired Card Game

Kirstin Fawcett

The word association game lets you complete open-ended prompts with lines from Melville's classic novel.

Morning Cup of Links: Dangerous Classic Toys

Miss Cellania

Great links to start your day!

Why Do We Laugh When We’re Scared?

Anna Green

Scientists still aren't sure what makes us laugh when we're scared—but they have some pretty compelling theories.

Retired Teacher Discovers Her Home Was Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

Caitlin Schneider

How a $100,000 home became a priceless investment.

10 Design Facts About U.S. Bills

Caitlin Schneider

The design stories behind the bills (including a tiff between Founding Fathers!).

Pockets of the Brain Can Fall Asleep During the Day

Andrew LaSane

Researchers think they know why people zone out.

This Timelapse of Pills Dissolving to Dance Music is Pretty Unsettling

Rebecca OConnell

The image of the last pill bubbling and expelling orange liquid will definitely give you pause the next time you have to take your meds.