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Sleep Through this Piece of Classical Music—It’s What the Composer Wants

Caitlin Schneider

Composer Max Richter has written an eight-hour lullaby called "Sleep," which will be enjoyed from beds during its debut performance.

9 Themed Color Palette Collections to Inspire You

Rebecca OConnell

If you’re looking for some color inspiration, there are a plethora of premade color palettes and schemes out there just waiting to be found.

When Hershey Created a Chocolate Bar for the U.S. Army

the mag

U.S. soldiers had a great ally in World War II: a barely edible chocolate bar.

Three Teenagers Invented STI-Detecting Condoms

Sonia Weiser

What if a condom could tell you everything you needed to know about your partner's sexual history?

9 Stunning Facts About La Sagrada Familia

Rachel Semigran

Here are a few things you might not know about Barcelona's ultimate attraction.

See an Ancient Version of "The Odyssey"

Caitlin Schneider

The papyrus fragment with lines from Homer's 'The Odyssey' is dated ca. 285–250 BCE and is a variation of the standard text we read today.

In the Future, Planes Could be Made with Self-Healing Materials

Hannah Keyser

A scratch on the wing may go unnoticed for too long and eventually present a serious problem at the most inopportune time.

It Took Scientists Almost 40 Years to Figure Out What Part of This Animal Is the Head

Shaunacy Ferro

The very weird species Hallucigenia so baffled paleontologists, they couldn't decide which end was the head.

16 Hard Facts About ‘Kickboxer’

Sean Hutchinson

Nok su kow! Nok su kow!

This is What Happens When a Python Tries to Eat a Porcupine

Erin McCarthy

But this meal, the snake's last, was not something as mundane as an impala.

An Ad Campaign Makes 'Ugly' Fruits Beautiful

Sonia Weiser

This French grocery store is doing its part to cut down on food waste—by rebranding less-than-picture-perfect produce.

Experience a Migraine Through Virtual Reality

Sonia Weiser

Excedrin has created a Migraine Simulator, a head-mounted display that uses the Oculus Rift development kit to give users a sense of what a migraine is really like.

7 Things You Might Not Know About Anthony Bourdain

Jennifer M Wood

Everyone’s favorite bad boy chef is turning 59 years old today.

The Missing Links: A Cappella King of Pop

Colin Patrick

Move Over, Comets: Planets Can Have Tails, Too

Shaunacy Ferro

New astronomical observations show that exoplanets can have gas tails, like comets.

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