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Take Handheld Gaming to the Next Level With These Miniature Arcade Machines

Michele Debczak

This functional arcade cabinet fits in the palm of your hand.

Word Origins Hiding in Plain Sight

Sean ONeill Arika Okrent

Sometimes the etymology of a word is right in front of us, and we don't even see it.

Rare European Dung Beetle Found Living in Cow Poop

Kate Horowitz

Aphodius affinis beetles inhabit cow pies on the island of Jersey.

What Do the Ink Stamps On Your Mail Mean?

Nick Keppler

The “information-based indicia” that ensure your holiday cards are delivered on time.

Japan Now Has Chocolate in Sliced Form

Michele Debczak

The possibilities are endless.

See the World in a New (Depressing) Way With 'Sad Topographies'

Caitlin Schneider

Some of the most lovely places on earth have some really forlorn names.

Be Han Solo With Google Street View's Millennium Falcon POV

Andrew LaSane

Explore popular landmarks around the world in one of three Star Wars vehicles.

Test Your Christmas Smarts With This Difficult Pop Culture Quiz

Rebecca OConnell

Can you guess all the holiday characters?

7 Second Lives for Converted Mental Hospitals

Esther Bergdahl

New uses for old asylums, including museums, arts centers, and a luxury hotel.

Watch Sicily's Mount Etna Erupt in This Timelapse Video

Kirstin Fawcett

Last week, the active volcano exploded after two years of dormancy.

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Slacktivists Aren’t Completely Useless, Study Argues

Shaunacy Ferro

Participating in social movements exclusively online helps spread the message, even if you don’t actually attend any of the protests.

11 Scientific Ways to Make an Excellent First Impression

Presented by Wells Fargo

This Earth-Friendly Drone Is Made From Biodegradable Fungus

Michele Debczak

This drone is designed to crash with minimal environmental impact.

WWI Centennial: Agreeing Armageddon – The Somme

Erik Sass

The First World War was an unprecedented catastrophe that shaped our modern world. Erik Sass is covering the events of the war exactly 100 years after they happened.

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