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How Filmmakers Choose Aspect Ratios in Movies

Anna Green

Aspect ratios are often ignored, but they're an important part of how we experience movies

Stephen Colbert and Elon Musk Talk Tesla, Nuking Mars, and Supervillainy

Janet Burns

10 Dangerous Toys from Decades Past (and the Commercials That Sold Them)

Kara Kovalchik

Nothing says “fun” like a cerebral hemorrhage.

The Missing Links: Even Gorillas Love Smartphones

Colin Patrick

The Most Popular Books in Public Libraries Across the Country

Caitlin Schneider

Two of this year's bestselling novels dominate in cities across the country.

Dog Sets World Record For Most Balls Caught With Paws

Rebecca OConnell

This is the cutest display of athleticism you'll see today.

Now You Can Experience Beethoven’s Music in Virtual Reality

Anna Green

The Los Angeles Philharmonic is using technology to make classical music more accessible.

Answer These 30 General Knowledge Questions

25 Spirited Facts About American Girl Dolls

Erin McCarthy

A detailed history of your favorite childhood dolls and books.

Brooklyn Is Getting a Food and Drink Museum

Shaunacy Ferro

It will launch this fall with an exhibition on natural and artificial flavors.

Your Cat Isn't as Attached to You as You Think

Shaunacy Ferro

A new study finds cats do not view their owners as their prime source of safety and security.

Muggles Are Welcome at Toronto's 'Harry Potter'-Themed Bar

Michele Debczak

The most authentic wizarding bar scene outside of Hogsmeade

14 Powerful Facts About the Hoover Dam

Michael Arbeiter

The hulking Hoover Dam has been holding back the Colorado River and generating power for nearly 80 years, but you may be surprised to learn just how eventful its construction and naming were.

The Time Coke and Pepsi Brought Their Rivalry to Outer Space

Michele Debczak

The Cola Wars were so heated in the summer of 1985 that even NASA got involved.

All 50 States Reimagined as Food Puns

Rebecca OConnell

Oklahummus! Alahama! New Pork!

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