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Urban Song Sparrows Are More Aggressive Than Rural Birds

Beth Anne Macaluso

Hey, I'm flyin' here!

Miniature Calendar Features Landscapes Made From Household Items

Yelena Melnichenko

10 Delightful Duck Facts

Yelena Melnichenko

You may have fed a few ducks in your lifetime, and maybe even seen a couple of ducklings waddling around—but how much do you really know about the common waterfowl?

The Proper Way to Hang a Roll of Toilet Paper

Caitlin Schneider

A 124-year-old patent solves a persistent bathroom debate.

6 Memorable Letters From Neil Armstrong

Adrienne Crezo

Neil Armstrong, who would have turned 85 years old today, is remembered as both a "reluctant American hero" and "the spiritual repository of spacefaring dreams and ambitions."

The Bubble Tent You Didn't Know You Needed

Yelena Melnichenko

A transparent dome that allows you to actually see the outdoors while you're enjoying the outdoors.

Can You Translate This 800-Year-Old Sword's Inscription?

Erika Berlin

The British Library is looking for help to translate an inscription on a medieval sword.

What If You Stopped Eating?

Alvin Ward

Take a Look at the Lexus Hoverboard in Action

Rebecca OConnell

Marty McFly's preferred mode of transport is at long last a reality.

Natural History Museum Dioramas Are Disappearing

Shaunacy Ferro

The meticulous art of recreating wildlife habitats in a museum setting is one the public isn't 19so keen on anymore.

Dogfish Head Puts a Sweet Spin On Lobster Beer—By Adding Chocolate

Jennifer M Wood

“It tastes like the ocean.”

Pictures From an Island So New It Doesn't Even Have a Name

Hayley Harding

One photographer spent almost two weeks on the uninhabited island, which he says "looks like a lunar landscape."

How Galen's Mistake Misled Medicine for Centuries

Aimee Ogden

Galen's work was the basis for medical studies for many centuries. But the great physician didn't get everything right.

Juno the Beluga Whale Likes to Play With Kids

Hayley Harding

The beloved resident of the Mystic Aquarium gets a kick out of spooking his younger visitors.

11 Antique Roller Coasters You Can Still Ride

Alvin Ward

Roller coaster technology is constantly improving, but if you’re looking for a real thrill, sometimes the older coasters provide the most fun.