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The Most Interesting Comics of the Week

Rich Barrett

Melody, Cartozia Tales, Dark Corridor and John Flood.

Countering Anti-Vaccination Beliefs May Be About Fear, Not Science

Shaunacy Ferro

Telling parents how safe vaccinations are isn’t as effective as telling them how dangerous the measles can be, a new study finds.

Study Pinpoints Regions of the Brain Involved in Delayed Gratification

Shaunacy Ferro

Connections between where the brain processes rewards and makes future plans help us decide to save dessert for later.

11 Classic Facts About Converse Chucks

Shaunacy Ferro

They were the favored shoe of the NBA until the late '60s.

Behold, a Map of the Theories of Everything

Caitlin Schneider

Even if you don't understand the science, this interactive maps is a beautiful way to consider the biggest questions in our universe.

The Crystal Palace: Victorian England’s Version of a Pandora’s Box

Erin Blakemore

The Time the Queen of Denmark Illustrated 'The Lord of the Rings'

Stacy Conradt

Your move, Queen Elizabeth.

Why Are Calico Cats Almost Always Female (and Always Look Different)?

Shaunacy Ferro

It's all the result of having two X chromosomes.

7 Overlooked ‘80s Toys Worth More Than You Think

Rob Lammle

Check your closets: These seven forgotten toys are worth more because they were rarities in the first place.

Play Chess With 3D-Printed Planters

Rebecca OConnell

Grow your own chess pieces.

Study Says Creative Professionals Should Head to NOLA

Hannah Keyser

5 Questions: "Bern" This Way

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Fish Feces Builds Beautiful Beaches

Matt Soniak

If you ever find yourself in the Maldives laying on a gorgeous white sand beach, thank a parrotfish. They built that beach for you, though you might not like the way they did it.

15 Things You Should Know About 'The Raft of the Medusa'

Kristy Puchko

A wrenching scene of shipwrecked men helpless in the grips of the ocean, Théodore Géricault's The Raft of the Medusa is heralded as one of the most influential works of French Romanticism.

Archaeologists Rescue Huge Iron Age Cemetery from Road Project

Jen Pinkowski

As many as 1500 people may be buried in this ancient necropolis.