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Sick Ants Take Medicine, Too

Shaunacy Ferro

University of Helsinki researchers find that some ants seek out foods that fight infection.

17 Fascinating Facts About 'Apocalypse Now'

Sean Hutchinson

What Languages Are the Hardest to Learn?

Rebecca OConnell

There's a reason why most American students start with French or Spanish as a second language.

How a Protein Could Keep Your Ice Cream Frozen for Longer

Caitlin Schneider

A slower-melting cone is just one of the protein's benefits.

21 Failed Inventions

Alvin Ward

On this week's List Show episode, Mike looks back on some of history's not-so-bright ideas. (Remember the flying Ford Pinto?)

New Technique Captures Cell Activity in Striking Detail

Michele Debczak

Scientists have developed a new way to see the secret lives of cells.

Build Lifesize Creations with Giant LEGO Bricks

Rebecca OConnell

The perfect building material for the young at heart.

Geoduck, Anyone? This Is How You Harvest the Giant Clam

Kirstin Fawcett

Shellfish farmers in the Pacific Northwest breed one of the world's strangest sea foods—the geoduck.

20 Pieces of Advice From Old Tudor Proverbs

Paul Anthony Jones

Even the Tudors knew not to shoot the messenger (even if they phrased it a little differently).

The Missing Links: Gorgeous American Castles

Colin Patrick

Where Wooly Mammoths Lived

Shaunacy Ferro

Mammoths roamed 12.8 million square miles during the most recent Ice Age, according to a recent study.

Experience Life Underwater in Your Own Personal Submarine

Caitlin Schneider

DeepFlight's Dragon gives whole new meaning to the phrase "getting away from it all."

10 Witchy Facts About ‘The Crucible’

Joy Lanzendorfer

It's not really about the Salem Witch Trials.

100,000 White Balloons Turn a London Shopping Center Into a Cloud

Shaunacy Ferro

The exhibition, from an art series called 'Invasions,' is part of the London Design Festival.

Dutch Designers Make Leather Bags Out of Discarded Fruit

Shaunacy Ferro

One man's trash is another man's fashion-forward material.

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