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How Scientists are Creating Flavors With ‘Phantom Aromas’

Anna Green

Food scientists are trying to trick your brain into tasting flavors that aren’t there.

Humans Spread Plague Long Before Fleas Did

Andrew LaSane

The disease has been around twice as long as we previously thought.

This Art Installation Uses 30 Tons of Colorful Sand

Rebecca OConnell

An art installation that was made to be messed up.

This Guitar-Shaped Fish Rocks Retractable Eyes

Anna Green

The guitarfish can retract its eyes nearly 1.6 inches into its head.

Could Your Bunny Be the New Face of Trix?

Rebecca OConnell

Trix is looking for a real rabbit to grace the front of their cereal boxes.

15 Must-Watch Facts About 'The Ring'

Roger Cormier

Naomi Watts was worried she would be laughed at. She had nothing to worry about.

Celebrate National Boston Cream Pie Day by Trying the Cake's Original Recipe

Kirstin Fawcett

In 1996, the treat was declared the official dessert of Massachusetts, cementing its place in our cookbooks—and taste buds—for good.

Synesthesia: Why Some of Us Can Taste Music and Hear the Rainbow

Janet Burns

For Duke Ellington, a D note looked like dark blue burlap and a G was light blue satin.

What's the Right Way to Make a Margarita?

Clair McLafferty

No matter the Margarita's origins, it's delicious all the same.

How 'Star Wars' Director J.J. Abrams Got His Start Working on a Troma Film

Anna Green

The future 'Star Wars' director composed the score for a 1982 Troma film about a killer alien lizard.

When You Combine a Senior Home and a Daycare Center, Everybody Wins

Kate Horowitz

The very young and the very old share music, art, and joy at Seattle’s Mount St. Vincent care center.

How Seeing Eye Dogs Found Their Way to America

Ethan Trex

In the 1920s, a journalist, a college student, and a German shepherd teamed up to change the lives of the blind.

The Home Where Bruce Springsteen Wrote 'Born to Run' Is Now for Sale

Kirstin Fawcett

Now's your chance to own—and live inside—a piece of rock 'n' roll history.

Watch Beavers Parachute From Planes in Footage From 1948

Rebecca OConnell

The best way to relocate beavers in the '40s? Drop them out of plans, of course.