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5 Dates You Won't Find on Your Calendar

M Asher Cantrell

Due to unusual record-keeping practices or because of months that were eliminated over the centuries, there are a few days you’ll never see on your joke-a-day calendar.

9 Films Inspired By The Works of Oscar Wilde

Kate Erbland

Arguably Wilde’s most famous and well-known work, the play The Importance of Being Earnest, has spawned plenty of big screen adaptations (and more than a few versions have gone the radio, television,

World War I Centennial: The Conspiracy Forms

Erik Sass

What Are the World's Best Places to See a Sunset?

Here are some of the best places to watch the sun’s late-night lightshow.

10 Awesome New Species Discovered in 2013

DeAnna Kerley

Geckos and shrubs and sharks, oh my! 2013 was a big year for new species. Scientists found hundreds of them this year. Here are some of our favorites.

11 Reasons to Be Optimistic in 2014

Chris Higgins

Although the news often focuses on doom and gloom, there is plenty of good news around the world: we are making tremendous advances in life expectancy, disease prevention, poverty, and hunger.

If You Are in a Shell...

Chris Higgins

The Nocebo Effect

Chris Higgins

Miss Cellania’s Top 20 Weird News Stories of 2013

Miss Cellania

12 Other People We Lost in 2013

Mark Juddery

Let's remember a few significant or inspiring people who left this mortal plane this year—people whose deaths (or whose lives) might not have been on your radar.

William Wordsworth: How Last Names (Sometimes) Determine Your Career

DeAnna Kerley

William Wordsworth is a famous poet. Usain Bolt broke the record for fastest human being.

How Baby River Otters Learn to Swim

Chris Higgins

20 Fascinating Facts About 'The Exorcist'

Jennifer M Wood

Of pea soup and pig squeals.

How Do Skyscrapers Keep Getting Taller?

Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest skyscraper in the world, rising 2,717 feet. That’s twice as high as the Empire State Building. How can buildings stretch so high without toppling over?

LeVar Burton Reads "'Twas the Night Before Christmas"

Jason English

Listen to our new best friend LeVar Burton read "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" from the Reading Rainbow iPad app.