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This Chinese City Makes More Than Half of the World's Christmas Accessories

Kirstin Fawcett

Yiwu produces everything from glittery decorations to gaudy Santa hats.

Artist Gives Anatomy Textbook a Slick Makeover in Black and Gold

Rebecca OConnell

This fully functional anatomy book is equal parts science and art.

Guess Who in Three Clues

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10 Surprising Secrets From New York City’s History

Alex Palmer

The tubes that once delivered mail, the borough that almost wasn't, and the original color of the Statue of Liberty.

Take a Tour of the New York Public Library's Vacant Rose Room

Kirstin Fawcett

The room's been closed for the past two years due to renovations.

Exercise Your Geometry Skills on an Elliptical Pool Table

Michele Debczak

This new version of pool puts a mathematical theory into practice.

Hot Peppers Aren’t Actually 'Hot'

Kate Horowitz

A new video from the American Chemical Society's Reactions series explains the how and why behind the burn.

Why Do Cats Knock Things Over?

Rebecca OConnell

It seems like they do it just to be mean.

This Digital Sneaker Concept Lets You Upload Designs From Your Phone

Michele Debczak

ShiftWear hopes to make changing the design on your shoes as easy as switching your phone's wallpaper.

See the Many Locations of the Great American Novel in One Giant Map

Caitlin Schneider

Even fictional towns get their due in this geographic take on cataloging the great American novels.

15 Things You Might Not Know About Michelangelo’s ‘David’

Kristy Puchko

Few statues are as enduring and iconic as Michelangelo's 'David.' But while much of the world could sketch this majestic masterpiece from memory, few know the quirks and curiosities tha

Your Coffee Maker Might Be Brewing Bacteria

Anna Green

A recent study has found that drip trays are often host to a pretty wide range of weird bacteria.

This Disembodied Arm Will Support Your Face While You Work

Andrew LaSane

Another interesting product from inventors in Japan.

Running the Numbers on Pumpkin Spice Products

Rebecca OConnell

According to the data, the ubiquitous autumn flavor is only growing in popularity.

11 Brilliant Gifts for the Cocktail Enthusiast in Your Life

Clair McLafferty

'Tis the season to provide for those who imbibe.