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Scientists Are Making a Better Artificial Leaf

Michele Debczak

To unlock the secret to renewable energy, science is taking a cue from nature.

15 Hilariously Terrible Reviews of Wonderful Museums

Erin McCarthy

It’s impossible to please everyone.

The Deadly Train Crash That Started a Trend

Stacy Conradt

In 1896, two locomotives traveling more than 50 miles per hour smashed into each other. On purpose.

Powerful Photos of New Orleans, 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina

Jennifer M Wood

Photographer Seph Lawless visited New Orleans to document the city, and its people, a full decade after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

Neatly Geometric, High-Resolution Images of Earth From Space

Shaunacy Ferro

Geography porn at its best.

Surprising Crime Deterrent: The Human Eye

Anna Green

The mere feeling of being watched may be enough to reduce crime.

10 Fascinating Facts About 'Blade Runner'

Rebecca Pahle

Roy Batty’s precious moments may be lost in time, like tears in rain, but these facts about Ridley Scott’s iconic sci-fi film aren’t going anywhere.

A Romanian City Let Readers Ride the Bus for Free

Shaunacy Ferro

For a short time this summer, buses in Cluj-Napoca, Romania gave free rides to anyone reading a book.

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Answering Some Burning, Headache-Inducing Questions About Hangovers

Clair McLafferty

When 1.5 Million Balloons Were Released Over Cleveland

Michele Debczak

What could possibly go wrong?

10 Disney Characters Who Were Almost Voiced By an A-Lister

Maggie Malach

Patrick Stewart had so many shots at Disney greatness.

The Missing Links: The Odd Life in the Mariana Trench

Colin Patrick

See the Lines of the NYC Subway Paired With an Aerial View

Caitlin Schneider

The web of the underground transit system is even more impressive in the context of NYC as seen from above.

Study Figures Out Why Queen Bees Become Queens

Shaunacy Ferro

A certain chemical compound fed to honeybee larvae determines whether they grow into queens or workers.