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See What the India-Pakistan Border Looks Like From Space

Caitlin Schneider

The powerful security lights on the international border create an orange line so bright, it can be seen from the International Space Station.

A Venomous Snail Might Someday Help You Sleep

Shaunacy Ferro

A new study finds that peptides from marine snail venom helps mice snooze.

880-foot Megatsunami Slammed an Island off West Africa 73,000 Years Ago

Kirstin Fawcett

The giant wave was so powerful that it dislodged boulders from the island's shores and swept them onto its mainland.

‘Harry Potter’ Fans Are Leaving Socks at This Encased Dobby Display

Michele Debczak

Hermione would be proud.

8 Shakespearean Terms We Still Haven't Cracked

Janet Burns

Some of the words Shakespeare coined are still mysterious centuries later.

Thanks to Smartphones, 20 Percent of San Francisco’s 911 Calls are Butt Dials

Anna Green

Accidental calls are putting a strain on San Francisco's emergency dispatch system.

When Walt Disney Opened an Elementary School

Jake Rossen

The principal's office had a door sign that read "Captain Hook."

Mealworms Make Styrofoam Biodegradable By Digesting It

Anna Green

Two new studies have huge environmental implications.

10 Perfectly Paired Facts About ‘Harold and Maude’

Tara Aquino

In 1971, it was a box office disaster. Today, the brutally dark rom-com is considered a masterpiece.

The World’s Largest Collection of Fossilized Poop Opens in Florida

Shaunacy Ferro

The South Florida Museum has a load to boast about.

We're Doing a TV Show (and it involves LIVE BRAIN SURGERY!)


The Stylish, High-Tech Cat Toy of the Future Comes to Kickstarter

Hannah Keyser

A new smart-phone activated cat toy is gaining traction on Kickstarter.

Maryland Built the World's Largest Man-Made Oyster Reef

Kirstin Fawcett

The bivalve mollusks will filter the water, repopulate the over-fished estuary, and hopefully help save the Bay.

10 Fast Food Workers Who Redefined Customer Service

Stacy Conradt

Would you like a side of warm fuzzies with that?

The Missing Links: The Amount of Time Jim Spent on Pranks

Colin Patrick