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You Can Now Check the Weather in Virtual Reality

Shaunacy Ferro

AccuWeather has launched a Samsung Gear VR app to experience the weather outside (or across the country) live.

Pink Used To Be Yellow (No, Really)

Paul Anthony Jones

Look up the word pink in the dictionary, and you’ll probably find a lot more definitions than you might have expected.

Constantly Congested? Ease Up on the Nasal Spray

Kate Horowitz

Overusing decongestants and other drugs can cause a rebound effect, producing the same symptoms the drug was intended to treat.

To Compete With Siri, Samsung Will Launch a New Digital Assistant: Bixby

Kirstin Fawcett

The new Samsung Galaxy S8—and Bixby—will officially debut on March 29.

Mobile Game From Merriam-Webster Tests Your Dictionary Knowledge

Michele Debczak

Meet your newest word game obsession.

What Happens When Someone Named Alexa Buys an Amazon Echo?

Jake Rossen

Your smart home device can get dumb in a hurry when it has to share a name with a human.

The Re-Imagined Spring of the French Revolutionary Calendar

Jared Spears

Following the unseating of the French monarchy and the institution of the French Republic in 1792, cultural revisionism was all the rage—and it extended to the Gregorian calendar.

Siberian Hamster Testicles are Growing, Which Means the Vernal Equinox is Here

David W Brown

It's a pretty granular-level effect of the axial tilt of an entire planet.

Virgin Galactic Will Blast Stephen Hawking into Space

Jake Rossen

“Richard Branson has offered me a seat on Virgin Galactic, and I said yes immediately,” he said. “I can tell you what will make me happy—to travel in space.”

Tokyo Is Now Home to a Pop-Up Nap Cafe

Kirstin Fawcett

Why sleep at home when you can sleep in public?

Grab Monday's Best Amazon Deals While You Can

Smart Shopping Team

From the Smart Shopping Team...

New Game Turns James Joyce's 'Ulysses' Into Virtual Reality

Shaunacy Ferro

"Joycestick" explores the author's famously difficult novel in a whole new way.

Tardigrades Produce Glass Shields to Survive Extreme Conditions

Kate Horowitz

These microscopic monsters just get weirder and weirder.

15 Heartwarming Facts About Mister Rogers


Though he passed away in 2003, Fred Rogers remains an icon of kindness for the ages.

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