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Medieval Supernova Lit Earth’s Skies for Months

Kate Horowitz

Astronomers around the world marveled at the brilliance of the “guest star.”

How to Build Your Own Origami Robot

Michele Debczak

This is a robot you can 2D print at home.

The Funny Story Behind a Classic 'Simpsons' Scene

Caitlin Schneider

Proof that comedic genius can come from very unlikely places.

The Rise and Fall of 5 Claimed Mediums

Rebecca OConnell

Many believed that mediums were a connection to the other side—but really they were con artists who took advantage of the gullible and vulnerable.

Watch Paul Simon Show Off His Basketball Skills On 'SNL' In 1975

Anna Green

In 1975, professional basketball player and former Globetrotter Connie Hawkins challenged singer-songwriter Paul Simon to a game of one-on-one.

A Spooky Guide to Legendary Creatures From Around the World

Andrew LaSane

A handy infographic of the mythic monsters that haunt your dreams.

Classic Movie Scenes Recreated in LEGO

Rebecca OConnell

Movies, but in LEGO form.

9 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Haunted Houses

Bess Lovejoy

We interviewed professionals working at haunted houses to find out more about how these places work and why we love them like we do.

Yoga Can Help Imprisoned Men Be Better Fathers, Study Says

Shaunacy Ferro

A new study finds that yoga and mindfulness training can improve parenting skills and mental health among male prisoners.

Smol: The New Social Media Word That's 'Small' But Cuter

Gretchen McCulloch

How is language evolving on the internet? In this series on internet linguistics, Gretchen McCulloch breaks down the latest innovations in online communication.

This Restaurant Was Built on a Rock in the Indian Ocean

Kirstin Fawcett

Once a local fisherman’s lookout, the outcrop now boasts a tiny seafood eatery.

5 Questions: Mary Hartman

Questions:5
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How the DeLorean (Almost) Came Back From the Dead

Jake Rossen

Few automaker stories involve time travel, cocaine, Indiana Jones, and Irish terrorists. John DeLorean was the exception.

Cornell Engineers Create Foam Heart

Shaunacy Ferro

The material could one day be used in prosthetics of all kinds.

10 Blood-Curdling Facts About 'Dracula'

Joy Lanzendorfer

There's a lot you don't know about horror's most popular character.

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