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The Missing Links: Talking About Life

Colin Patrick

The Simple Visual Test That Might Predict Political Views

Shaunacy Ferro

A new study finds that conservatives are more likely to differentiate between perfectly and imperfectly drawn shapes than liberals are.

Incredible Photographs of a Doomed 1914 Antarctic Expedition

Shaunacy Ferro

In 1914, Ernest Shackleton's crew set out to cross Antarctica. Their ship never reached land, and the 28 men spent more than two years surviving on the ice.

11 Better Ways to Stay Connected During Your Holiday Travels

Today NASA Begins to Take New Astronaut Applications. Do You Qualify?

Caitlin Schneider

Have a BS in a hard science, engineering, or math, and three years of professional experience? Read on.

This Simpsons-Themed Kwik-E-Mart Cake Is the Perfect Tribute

Andrew LaSane

A UK-based bakery has made a fan of the cartoon very happy with this custom cake.

Call Dial-A-Carol and Someone Will Sing You a Holiday Song

Gillian Finklea

The University of Illinois knows that the holidays can be frustrating, and sometimes all you need to hear is a reassuring carol—no matter what time of day.

Name the U.S. States Without the Letter 'E'

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ASL Version of 'Rudolph' Shows Amazing Storytelling Skills

Arika Okrent

Shaylee has impressed us with her amazing ASL storytelling skills for two years in a row.

The Force is Strong With These Adoptable Pets

Jennifer M Wood

Who knew Chewbacca had a soft spot for Shih Tzus?

Thanks to an Intense Recycling Plan, this Japanese Town Nears 'Zero Waste'

Roma Panganiban

In Kamikatsu, around 2000 residents separate their everyday disposables into 34 distinct categories for recycling.

XPRIZE Launches $7 Million Ocean Discovery Challenge

Kate Horowitz

Teams can sign up today to compete in the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE.

What is Movie Snow Made Of?

Anna Green

Ingredients include salt, styrofoam, and corn flakes.

See How NASA and Amateur Astronomers Track Asteroids

Caitlin Schneider

If it's bigger than a football field, astronomers are taking note.

How Advertising Invented 8 Phrases We Use Every Day

These campaigns were good enough to live beyond the world of ad copy.