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10 Abstract Facts About Jackson Pollock’s 'No. 5, 1948'

Kristy Puchko

It’s easy to dismiss Jackson Pollock's masterpiece No.

'Rick and Morty' and The Scientific Method

Anna Green

Is Rick Sanchez from Adult Swim's 'Rick and Morty' the future of science?

This Pop-Up Shelter Brings Smart Design to Disaster Relief

Caitlin Schneider

"Tentative" takes less than an hour to assemble and packs up tight for efficient delivery to those who need it most.

Why Do I See Stars When I Sneeze Too Hard?

Kate Horowitz the mag

You really do get stars in your eyes.

10 Amazing Moats Around the World

Bess Lovejoy

Some served as protection; some were mere status symbols. All of them were awesome.

10 Wes Craven Quotes About Filmmaking

Jennifer M Wood

With the passing of Wes Craven, Hollywood has lost one of its great talents.

Study Suggests a Serious Benefit to Being Around Happy People

Roma Panganiban

Alan Adler, Aerobie and AeroPress Inventor

Chris Higgins

Watch the AeroPress inventor show off his "lazy" AeroPress technique...and explain the right way to throw an Aerobie ring.

6 Underground Facts About Robert Crumb

Janet Burns

The sometimes controversial—but never boring—cartoonist turns 72 years old today.

The Psychological Benefits of Having a Childhood Best Friend

Anna Green

A recent study explores what makes childhood best friends "the best."

Remembering Oliver Sacks

Chris Higgins

The author of "Awakenings" and "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" died today. Let's celebrate him.

11 Fireball Facts about 'Contra'

Ryan Lambie

The hit run-and-gun game borrowed heavily from American action films and a major Central American revolution.

80 Minutes of '80s and '90s TV Commercials

Chris Higgins

Sweatin' to the Oldies, Doublemint gum twins, Radio Shack, and zillions of 800 numbers.

The Stories Behind 15 Celebrity Stage Names

Ethan Trex

Albert Brooks is brilliantly funny, but he may not have made it as far in show business with his birth name: Albert Einstein.

Batgirl Demands Equal Pay for Women in This 1973 PSA

Shaunacy Ferro

“I’m paid less than Robin!”

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