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10 Strategies for Fighting Wildfires

Brooks Hays

Battling forest fires, or wildfires, is no straightforward task.

Danger Lab: The Bats and the Bees

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Why Does "X" Represent the Unknown?

Chris Higgins

50 Spanish-English False Friend Words

Judith B Herman

Sometimes words with the same origin take a separate path in each language, or words with different origins resemble each other by coincidence. That can mean trouble.

Brain Game: Math Square #235

Sandy Wood

How Does an Anti-Gravity Treadmill Work?

Sarah Fecht

Hint: It *doesn't* defy the laws of physics.

The 5 Different Linguistic Styles of Exciting Goal Calls

Arika Okrent

Hearing hundreds of goals called, one right after the other, by excited announcers from various countries, can really make you notice the international differences in goal announcing style.

7 Highlights from a 19th Century Book of Sample Love Letters

Hannah Keyser

The book provides advice in the form of example letters for all sorts of situations.

15 Shelved Movies That Were Eventually Released Years Later

Rudie Obias

6 Easy Fixes for Your Home's Little Inefficiencies

The Missing Links: Bill Watterson's Comic Return

Colin Patrick

The Second-Largest Religion in Each State

Alvin Ward

Using data from the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies to pinpoint the #2 religions across the country.

Q&A: Philip Pritchard, the Keeper of the Stanley Cup

Erin McCarthy

When he’s not squiring the Cup around, Philip Pritchard is the Vice President and Curator of the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.

Road Signs of Alaska

Alvin Ward

If you'd like to see a little more creativity in road signage, head to Alaska.

The Great Smoky Mountains' Incredible Firefly Light Show

the mag Jen Doll

Today, the rare Smoky Mountain fireflies are a tourist attraction. Twenty years ago, science didn’t believe they existed.

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