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Proposed LEGO Set Immortalizes Computer Pioneers

Caitlin Schneider

A new set on LEGO Ideas honors computer pioneers Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage.

Generate an Anonymous Message with Fonts from 1350

Sonia Weiser

A font generator uses six centuries worth of documents to create a unique message.

Single-Character Answers

Take the quiz!

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

The strangest news stories of the past week.

Woolly Mammoths Had Humps Like Camels, and Genes Made For Cold

Shaunacy Ferro

Mammoths had several genetic adaptations that allowed them to live in cold climates, differentiating them from their closest living relatives, the Asian elephant.

10 Effortless Uses for Yesterday's News (and 1 Challenge)

Shaunacy Ferro

Deodorize your shoes, ripen your tomatoes, and more.

A Short History of Baked Goods and Prison Escapes

Stacy Conradt

From baked goods to canned chicken, prisoners have gotten creative when it comes to using food to break free.

Where Are They Now? 8 Things That Terrified Us in the '90s

Matt Soniak

Remember how scared we were of satanic cults, Y2K, and nuclear war? (Okay, we're still scared of nuclear war.)

A Record Made From a Tortilla That Actually Plays

Rebecca OConnell

A record that you can eat after you listen.

Mary Shelley's Favorite Keepsake: Her Dead Husband's Heart

Stacy Conradt

The gruesome way the author of Frankenstein coped with her husband's death.

16 Delicious Facts About 'American Pie'

Roger Cormier

The movie that changed everything for flute enthusiasts and Shermans everywhere.

Where Do Insects Poop?

Shaunacy Ferro

5 Secrets of a Tour de France Rider

Emily Becker

Upside-Down Mural Makes Sense When Reflected on the Water

Rebecca OConnell

Sometimes the right perspective is all you need.

15-Year-Old Spots a Math Mistake in a Museum Exhibit

Hannah Keyser

A high school sophomore noticed an error in a math equation at Boston's Museum of Science.