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Why Do We Put Salt on Icy Roads?

DeAnna Kerley

Winter is officially here, and for those of you at more northern latitudes, you know what that means: snow and ice.

At the Libraries: The Best Books of 2013

Miss Kathleen

5 Questions: In Your Grocer's Freezer

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12 Weirdly Wonderful Pieces of Nicolas Cage Fan Art

Jill Harness

The internet is a strange, strange place—and the proof is in the weird fan art dedicated to actor Nicolas Cage. Here are some of our favorites.

3 Conflicts Sparked by Food

Matt Soniak

Food fights: They're not just for the middle school cafeteria!

What Do You Want to Learn More About This Year?

Jason English

The Missing Links: When The Net Was New

Colin Patrick

8 Snowmen You Wish Were in Your Yard

Miss Cellania

10 Fun Photos of the NHL 2014 Winter Classic

Erin McCarthy

Every New Year's Day since 2008, hockey fans have watched the NHL Winter Classic, which pits two teams against each other in a regular-season game—but instead of hitting the ice in an enclosed ar

Grave Sightings: Jimmy Stewart

Stacy Conradt

20 Inside Jokes from Community

Rudie Obias

Tonight, Community returns for its fifth season, with Dan Harmon back on board as showrunner after he was fired in 2012.

12 Predictions Isaac Asimov Made About 2014 in 1964

Erik van Rheenen

After Isaac Asimov attended the World's Fair in 1964, he penned an essay he titled "Visit to the World's Fair of 2014."

Why Do We Blow Out Candles on Birthday Cakes?

DeAnna Kerley

Birthday cakes have been a tradition since the Ancient Romans were around, and celebrating someone’s birth with a delicious pastry seems pretty logical.

What Movie Won Instead?

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The following films were all nominated for Best Picture, but came up just short. Do you know which movies won the Oscar instead?

5 Questions: We're "Back"!

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