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How Do Anthills Survive the Rain?

Rebecca OConnell

The ant fortresses you find on your lawn have a number of defenses.

The Man Who Built Suburbia

Jake Rossen

By building 36 homes a day, William Levitt made a fortune—and reinvented American domestic life.

Morning Cup of Links: From Short to Feature Film

Miss Cellania

Cool links to get your week started right!

10 Genius Acts of Awesomeness

Jeff Wilser the mag

Making the world a better place can be tough. But as these tenaciously altruistic moves prove, sometimes all you need is a great idea.

A Light Powered by Salt Water

Rebecca OConnell

Rural communities in the Philippines will no longer have to depend on kerosene and candles to illuminate their homes at night.

An Interactive Guide to Literary Road Trips Across America

Hannah Keyser

Check out a map that tracks 12 classic America books featuring road trips across the country.

5 Questions: Mick Jagger

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The Subtle Genius of Minionese

Arika Okrent

The One Disney Song That's Copyright Free

Mental Floss UK

Arguably Disney's most-performed song earns the company not a single penny.

John and Abigail Adams: America's First Power Couple

Lauren Cowling

The Adamses set the tone for generations of American political celebrity pairs to come.

25 Things You Should Know About New York City

Alvin Ward

There's more to the Big Apple than Central Park and Lady Liberty.

25 Lost Cities

Alvin Ward

John Green lifts the veil on some of antiquity's greatest—and most mysterious—civilizations.

7 Lesser-Known Members of the Batman Family

Mark Peters

Everyone knows Robin, Alfred, and Commissioner Gordon, but these 7 Batman allies are a little less familiar to the average Bat-fan.

Playing Tic-Tac-Toe With a 1966 Computer

Chris Higgins

"The only winning move is not to play."

The Mystery Of The Missing Purple Martins

Chris Higgins

An adventure to find a flock of Purple Martin songbirds.