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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.

21 Bone-Chilling Secrets About R.L. Stine

the mag

The author who terrified (and enthralled) you as kid spills on writing, the state of horror, and his history with humor.

Watch a Moose Make Friends With a Drone

Shaunacy Ferro

Moose kisses!

10 Furry Facts About Norwegian Forest Cats

Kirstin Fawcett

The Scandinavian feline's history can be traced back to the Vikings.

Untangling the Secrets of Sea Silk, the Ancient Mediterranean’s Elusive Luxury Textile

Meg Van Huygen

The ancient fabric is shrouded in myth, but it's still being woven today.

12 Pun Costumes for Halloween

Miss Cellania

A few of the best visual pun Halloween costumes.

Melvil Dewey's Dark Side

Stacy Conradt

Why the founder of the Dewey Decimal system and the American Library Association was kicked out of his own organization.

The Origins of 14 Cocktail Names

Paul Anthony Jones

The stories—and theories—behind 14 of your favorite tipples.

A ‘Cloud’ of 1100 Umbrellas Transform Finland's Habitare Design Fair

Michele Debczak

Aerial acrobats performed under the whimsical installation.

This Actor Has Appeared in More Than 1000 Movies

Anna Green

Brahmanandam is a 59-year-old Indian actor who holds the world record for most film roles.

Farms Are Not the Shape You Thought They Were

Shaunacy Ferro

Sixty years ago, Kansas was dotted with rectangular farms. Now they're all circular.

9 Animals That Use Electricity

Kate Horowitz

We all know about the fish-zapping powers of the electric eel, but what about the platypus, the dolphin, or the spider?