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The Missing Links: Should We Ban 'Hop on Pop'?

Colin Patrick

Live, Streaming Penguins!

Chris Higgins

15 Retronyms for When You’re Talking Old School

Judith B Herman

A "retronym" is a term specifying the original meaning of word after a newer meaning has overtaken it.

The Most Interesting Comics of the Week

Rich Barrett

6 well-known novelists collaborate with artists to create new comics for The Guardian & more...

The Orange Cave Crocodiles of Gabon

Matt Soniak

In 2010, a group of scientists went on an expedition into the Abanda caves in the rainforest of Gabon.

32 Car Name Origins

Jason English

Fresh off being named one of the 100 Most Influential People, John Green sat down to discuss the meanings of many car brand and model names.

The Time John Wilkes Booth's Brother Saved Abe Lincoln's Son

Ethan Trex

An odd connection between the Lincoln and Booth families.

Understanding Vaccination: The Cold Chain

Chris Higgins

Let's dig in to this slightly geeky technical problem—one that literally means the difference between life and death.

Why Are “Rhyme” and “Rhythm” Spelled Like That?

Arika Okrent

English spelling is a crazy mess, but it’s a mess that makes sense if you look at how it got that way.

18 Fun Facts About 'Teen Witch'

Jennifer M Wood

We’d like to see Harry Potter try and top that!

Morning Cup of Links: Banned For Life

Hannah Keyser

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Why is it Called a "Radio Flyer"?

Stacy Conradt

To figure out the story behind one of America’s classic childhood toys, we have to start in Venice, Italy.

U.S. Population Distribution by Race

Randy Olson

Devinn Jani used 2010 Census data to paint the racial map of the United States.

10 Things You Might Not Know About Plateosaurus

Mark Mancini

The word “dinosaur” wasn’t invented until 1842, but people have been stumbling across their bones for centuries, and possibly even millennia!

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