Pentheraphobia is the persistent fear of your mother-in-law.
B.Y.O.P. (bring your own pancakes).
Industrialization may not have changed our sleeping habits that much, a new study argues.
When J.R.R. Tolkien started writing The Lord of the Rings, he wasn’t just interested in telling a story—he was trying to create a new world.
Maggie Goldenberger, now in her mid-20s, tells Vanity Fair the photo that made her famous was taken as a joke.
The fuzzy green balls are revered as national treasures, celebrated in religious ceremonies, and kept as pets.
For a short stint in the 1960s, the C.I.A. paid Vietnamese spies with goods from the famous mail-order catalog.
There's a crater on the moon named after her.
Some plants may be luring bees with caffeinated nectar.
When the Toronto Blue Jays clinched a spot in the American League Championship Series on Wednesday, their fans naturally wanted to engage in some public celebration—so they took to the streets.
Meyou Paris is trying to give the phrase "cat fancy" a whole new meaning.
This week, Whitney Matheson rounds up little-known culinary facts from recent podcasts—some more digestible than others.
An algorithm helps expensive robots hit the ground without breaking themselves.
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