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A Time-Traveler's Guide to Mailing a Letter

Bess Lovejoy

Prepare yourself: The post office used to work a little differently.

7 Places Where Dying Is Not Allowed

Shaunacy Ferro

In some places, death is a crime. Alas, no one has figured out a suitable punishment just yet.

Sweden Experiments with 30-Hour Work Week

Kirstin Fawcett

Employers think shorter days will lead to improved productivity and morale.

10 Monstrous Facts About 'Frankenstein'

Joy Lanzendorfer

11 Pristine Facts About Acadia National Park

Alvin Ward

French Architect Designs Schools That Are Works of Art

Roma Panganiban

Don't you wish you went to school in one of these multi-hued, modernist paradises?

Messages for the Distant Future

Chris Higgins

All the message we've sent into space, from plaques to the golden record(s).

15 Found Facts About 'Lost in Translation'

Roger Cormier

More than a decade after Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson charmed audiences in Sofia Coppola's Oscar-winning film, their oddball pairing still resonates.

This Space-Themed Hotel Suite Was Designed By an Aspiring Astronaut

Michele Debczak

It definitely looks more comfortable than a night in the International Space Station

25 Things You Should Know About Burlington, Vermont

Jeff Wells

It may be the largest city in the Green Mountain state, but to residents and visitors alike, Burlington feels more like a small town.

7 Surprising Uses for Vodka

Jennifer M Wood

Thinking outside the bottle for National Vodka Day.

Inside the Cave Where Homo Naledi Was Discovered

Chris Higgins

To get to the fossils, scientists had to squeeze through a 7-inch-wide crevice.

8 Blood-Sucking Facts About 'Once Bitten'

Andrew LaSane

Thirty years ago, Jim Carrey was a teenage vampire.

The Nasal Ranger Is a Real-Life Smell-O-Scope

Kate Horowitz

Scent detectives use the olfactometer to sniff out trouble.

In Portland, You Can Now Drink Salmon-Safe Beer

Kirstin Fawcett

Your beer can be artisanal, local, organic, or gluten-free. Now, it can also help conserve the Pacific Northwest's wild fish.