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Could We Grow Moss on Mars?

Kate Horowitz

Student scientists have dreamed up a space moss to use in astronaut medicine.

15 Oscar-Nominated Actors Who Started Out on Soap Operas

Rudie Obias

From Morgan Freeman to Brad Pitt, many of today’s most celebrated actors have a history with daytime drama.

Who Owns Antarctica?

Michele Debczak

Nazi Germany owned a small portion of it during WWII.

A Serving of This Peanut Butter Has More Caffeine Than a Cup of Coffee

Michele Debczak

It's time to rethink your morning caffeine fix.

The Story Behind the Largest Coffee Lid Collection in the World

Caitlin Schneider

From a design that resides in MoMA's permanent collection, to a handful of so-called "Darth Vader" lids, this collection has it all.

10 Everyday Phrases 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' Made Popular

Kelly Marages

Curiouser and curiouser.

Experience the 1939 World’s Fair Through This Short Film

Anna Green

It was like "stepping into a child's imagination."

How Much Does it Cost to Manufacture U.S. Paper Money?

Caitlin Schneider

Billions of paper notes are printed by the government every year, and those paper and ink costs sure do add up.

Relax With an Hourglass That Uses Bubbles Instead of Sand

Rebecca OConnell

It's hard to feel like time is slipping away when the hourglass is seemingly moving backwards.

10 of the Most Instagrammed Locations in America

Michele Debczak

Can you guess the most popular Instagram spot in your state?

Scientists Discover Why Elephants Rarely Get Cancer—and That Could Help Us

Andrew LaSane

Elephants rarely get cancer. Researchers now think they know why.

Fungus Kills its Victims and Makes Them More Attractive

Matt Soniak

Mandarin, German, and Dutch? 8 U.S. Presidents Who Spoke More Than One Language

Paul Anthony Jones

7. During his presidency, Herbert Hoover and his wife Lou would hold their private conversations in Mandarin to prevent their staff from listening in.

You Can Check Out Taxidermy at This Alaskan Library

Kirstin Fawcett

The Alaska Resources Library and Information Services doesn't just loan books—you can also borrow from its taxidermy collection.