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These Weird Sea Creatures Puke Their Guts Up in Self-Defense

Matt Soniak

If you think it’s impressive when a dog rolls over and plays dead or a lizard regenerates its lost tail, the sea squirt Polycarpa mytiligera has a trick that will really blow your mind.

Remembering the Eastland Disaster on its 100th Anniversary

Erin McCarthy

10 Rough Facts About Majungasaurus

Mark Mancini

Seventy million years ago, Madagascar’s top predator was a lumpy-headed oddball whose diet would have done Hannibal Lecter proud.

Retracing Edsel Ford's 1915 Road Trip in a Model T

Caitlin Schneider

A 1915 Model T is traveling across the country, replicating a drive Edsel Ford took to the World's Fair 100 years ago.

WWI Centennial: British Defeat Turks at Nasiriya

Erik Sass

Bison Do Not Want To Be in Your Selfies (and It Would Be Safer If You Stopped Trying)

Hayley Harding

Yellowstone National Park had their fifth bison-related injury of the summer after a 43-year-old woman tried to take a selfie with the 3,500-pound animal.

10 Hacks for a More Pleasant Movie Theater Experience

Rudie Obias

Trust us: there's a better way.

Designing City Maps for the Blind

Hannah Keyser

Dr. Joshua Miele has created maps of San Francisco's BART system that are auditory and tactile.

Is This Leggy Creature a Snake Ancestor? Scientists Disagree

Shaunacy Ferro

Researchers say a new fossil from Brazil indicates that snakes evolved from burrowing lizards.

Irish Citizens Can Finally Criticize Henry VIII's Marriage to Anne Boleyn

Hayley Harding

Congratulations, Ireland! You're now free to trash talk Anne Boleyn as much as you want.

18 Straightforward Facts About 'Donnie Darko'

Roger Cormier

When many of us first met Jake Gyllenhaal, he was taking orders from a rabbit named Frank.

Gaze Upon the Beautiful World of Scaffolding

Caitlin Schneider

The blog "Scaffoldage" shows that scaffolding can be as beautiful as the buildings it's helping to maintain.

Acupuncture May Work By Blocking Stress Hormones

Shaunacy Ferro

Acupuncture's ability to relieve pain and stress has never been well understood by Western medicine.

11 Timelapses That You Should Watch to Pretend You’re On Vacation

Shaunacy Ferro

Because summer.

15 Arachnophobic Facts About Camel Spiders

Shaunacy Ferro

First off, they're not even spiders.

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