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Here's What 10 Symbols on Cosmetics Labels Mean

Caitlin Schneider

Here's a handy guide to decoding the symbols on the cosmetics you use every single day.

A Parasite in Bishop’s Clothing: Some Cuckoos Mimic Innocent Birds to Sneak into Nests

Matt Soniak

14 Nostalgic Facts About ‘Happy Days’

Kara Kovalchik

These facts are yours and mine. Ayyy!

How Did the Grapefruit Get Its Name?

Julia Davis

As it turns out, it’s a relatively new designation.

10 Shocking (Mis)Uses for Electricity

Rebecca OConnell the mag

During the 17th and 18th centuries, people knew electricity was the next big thing—they just weren’t sure how to use it. So they tried it all.

This is the Treehouse You Wish You Had as a Kid

Rebecca OConnell

Scientists Say Polar Bears Don't Have a 'Walking Hibernation' State

Hannah Keyser

A new study disproves a theory about how polar bears handle food shortages—and that's bad news for the bears.

5 Questions: "Kettle" Corn

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What Does ‘Understand’ Have to do With Standing Under?

Arika Okrent

Explore the Big, Wide World of #FoodPorn

Caitlin Schneider

An interactive map of food-related hashtags from around the world reveals which cities are the social media capitals of everything from churros to pierogis.

Why Does My Skin Burn (or Tan)?

Yelena Melnichenko

Here's what happens when you bask too long in the sun's rays.

What Your Phone Use Says About Your Depression

Shaunacy Ferro

Researchers can pick out depressed study subjects just by how often they use their phone.

Scientists Find the World’s Oldest Sperm Cells

Shaunacy Ferro

They’re 50 million years old, and from a worm.

Poster Celebrates All of New York's Subway Stops

Rebecca OConnell

This Kickstarter poster celebrates all 468 stops on the largest subway system in the world.

Kellogg's Ambassador Creates a Dress Made Entirely From Cereal

Yelena Melnichenko

The (somewhat) edible garment took 200 hours to complete.