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The Great Gatsby was published on this date in 1925. Other titles considered: Trimalchio in West Egg and Among Ash-Heaps and Millionaires.

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Winky Faces Make Your Texts Sarcastic, Scientists Say

Shaunacy Ferro

Thanks a lot, science. ;)

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The Heroic Tale of Jesús García

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Rather take cover to save himself from an impending explosion, García drove a burning train as far away from civilization as possible—and saved a town.

11 Scientific Benefits of Play

Playtime is vital for kids’ health and happiness—and for the well-being of adults as well.

The New iPhone Might Be Waterproof

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Throw out your rice bags!

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This could be what Martian colonies of the future are made of.

Researchers Discover Unexpected Upside to Anxiety

Anna Green

People with anxiety may be able to respond more quickly to threatening social cues.

Scientists Create Tiny 3D Glasses for Mantises

Kate Horowitz

They sat the mantises in a miniature cinema and showed them 3D movies. For science.

16 Ear-Tugging Facts About ‘The Carol Burnett Show’

Kara Kovalchik

The legendary comedienne broke new ground as the first female host of a TV variety show.

This New Drone is Designed to Transport Humans

Michele Debczak

A flight in one of these is not for the faint of heart.

Prepare to Feel Small With This Timeline of Earth’s History

Caitlin Schneider

The Business Insider video puts Earth's expansive history on a scale we can understand: a timeline that stretches across the U.S.

Police Sketches of 5 Literary Characters Based on Their Book Descriptions

Andrew LaSane

Here's what your favorite book characters would look like in real life.

Kodak Is Bringing Back the Super 8 Camera

Anna Green

The new Super 8 will still shoot on 8mm film, but will have a few modern twists.