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Watch Smithsonian Conservationists Restore and Study Asian Art Treasures

Kirstin Fawcett

Before these priceless items go on display, they need a little TLC.

5 Questions: "-ears" to You

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New Study Finds No Link Between Childhood Cat Ownership and Psychosis

Kate Horowitz

Contrary to prior reports, the new study found that living with a cat before birth or in childhood did not increase adolescents’ risk of experiencing psychotic episodes.

Peacock Feathers Are Even More Majestic Under a Microscope

Nick Greene

Photographer Waldo Nell captures the iridescent beauty of peacock feathers under the microscope. His work transforms a familiar object into abstract landscapes and still lifes.

7 Surprising Uses for Tequila

Jennifer M Wood

Mexico’s patron spirit is good for more than just one hell of a hangover.

New Image Translation Tool Turns Any Drawing Into a Terrifying Cat Monstrosity

Rebecca OConnell


The T-Shirt Deals Keep Coming: Tee Fury is 30% Off

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Peeps Oreos Have Arrived, Just in Time for Easter

Rebecca OConnell

Skipping over St. Patrick's Day entirely, Nabisco has debuted a new Oreo flavor that features golden vanilla sandwich cookies packed with sparkling Peeps creme.

What's the Difference Between "Jr." and "II"?

Stacy Conradt

Robert Downey Jr. and Sammy Davis Jr. are arguably two of the biggest celebrities ever to rock nominal suffixes—but why aren't they Robert Downey II and Sammy Davis II?

David Bowie's Birthplace May Soon Be Home to a Giant Lightning Bolt Sculpture

Kirstin Fawcett

The sculpture would resemble the one painted across Bowie's face on the cover of 1973's 'Aladdin Sane.'

5 Tips for Grocery Shopping on a Budget

Kristin Wong

On average, Americans spend $151 a week on food.

Astronomers Find Seven 'Earth-Like' Planets Orbiting a Cool Star

Jen Pinkowski

“It’s the first time we have seven planets in this temperate zone … that can be called terrestrial,” lead author Michaël Gillon said in a press briefing.

Average Life Expectancy Set to Break 90 in Parts of the World by 2030

Michele Debczak

But the U.S. continues to lag behind the rest of the globe.

How Pixar Changes Movies for International Audiences

Jake Rossen

Having a baby reject broccoli doesn't fly in Japan.

10 Towering Facts About Giant Sequoias

Michele Debczak

Get to know America's largest living residents.