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11 Potential Benefits of Exploring Deep Space

Artist Makes Incredibly Complex Sand Castles

Rebecca OConnell

One New Yorker takes sand castles to the next level.

Take a Virtual Spin Around the Solar System

Caitlin Schneider

A field guide to the many moons, planets, asteroids, and comets photographed by probes during the last few decades of space exploration.

A Sea Slug That Looks Like a Bunny is Taking Over

Hayley Harding

Beep beep, very cute sea slugs coming through.

15 Powerful Quotes From Margaret Atwood

Beth Anne Macaluso

"Optimism means better than reality; pessimism means worse than reality. I'm a realist."

The Most Interesting Comics of the Week

Rich Barrett

Comma Crusader Brings Good Grammar to Traffic Court and Wins

Caitlin Schneider

Andrea Cammelleri was ticketed for a parking violation in early 2014 and used the rules of proper punctuation to fight it.

A Smartphone Stand That Looks Like a Retro "Happy Computer" Icon

Rebecca OConnell

Turn your smartphone into a Mac throwback.

Meet the Man Who Owned William Carlos Williams' Famed Wheelbarrow

Caitlin Schneider

Thaddeus Marshall owned the famous wheelbarrow at the center of poet William Carlos Williams' most famous work. Nearly a century later, he's finally getting his proper due.

The First Close-Up Image of Pluto Is Here

Jen Pinkowski

11,000-foot-tall mountains made of ice. And that's just the beginning.

15 Delicious Facts About 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'

Hannah Keyser

A series of fun facts about the creation and legacy of this classic children's book.

Bogotá Hires Actors to Teach People Public Transit Manners

Shaunacy Ferro

Troupes of actors blend into the crowd to show people how to behave on crowded buses.

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15 Bits of Advice for 19th Century Houseguests That Still Hold Up

There’s no shortage of tricky issues to address when you’re staying with a friend or family member.

Study Says Human Hands Are More Primitive Than Chimps’

Shaunacy Ferro

Human hands are much like those of our last common ancestor with chimpanzees.