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Ancient Roman Sanitation Efforts May Have Made Things More Gross

Kate Horowitz

A researcher says the Romans’ dedication to cleanliness may have inadvertently created fertile conditions for parasites.

Super-Nice People May Be More Likely to Betray You

Kate Horowitz

A study of online strategy game-players revealed an unsettling trend.

Sitting Quietly Helps You Remember Information, Study Finds

Shaunacy Ferro

Letting your mind wander helps consolidate memories much like sleep does, according to a new study.

18 Simple Facts About 'Tropic Thunder'

Roger Cormier

Tom Cruise was the comedic genius who helped come up with Les Grossman.

Traffic Camera Accidentally Snaps Beautiful Photo of a Snowy Owl

Rebecca OConnell

Someone give this Canadian traffic camera a job at National Geographic!

Motörhead Fans Can Watch a Livestream of Lemmy's Funeral on Saturday Jan. 9

Kirstin Fawcett

Celebrate the late singer's life without leaving your living room.

A Street Lamp That Doubles as a Mosquito Trap

Shaunacy Ferro

The technology might help prevent the spread of mosquito-borne diseases like dengue.

This Smart Wallet Has a Built-In Tracking Device for Added Security

Andrew LaSane

When lost, this wallet sends a distress signal to your smartphone.

19 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of IKEA Employees

Jessica Hullinger

The real reasons you always leave with twice the number of items you came in for.

The Missing Links: Football in the Future

Colin Patrick

Scientists Find Ulcer-Causing Bacteria in Ötzi the Ice Man

Kate Horowitz

Researchers defrosted the ice mummy, took a sample of stomach tissue, and sequenced his gut microbiome.

Scientists Discover Sand Tiger Shark Nursery Off Long Island Shore

Kirstin Fawcett

They hope that additional research might help protect the threatened species.

Watch This Slow Motion Video of What Happens When You Gargle

Andrew LaSane

Fascinatingly gross.

7 Presidential Facts about Herbert Hoover

Benjamin Lampkin

Here are a few things worth knowing about the 31st President, Herbert Hoover.

How Starter Jackets Came Unraveled

Jake Rossen

In the 1990s, people would kill for a Starter jacket. What went wrong?