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The Missing Links: Gustav Klimt Recreated With Real People

Colin Patrick

Ghostwriter and Ghost: The Strange Case of Pearl Curran & Patience Worth

Bees Love Caffeine, Too

Shaunacy Ferro

Some plants may be luring bees with caffeinated nectar.

How Very Polite Canadians Do a Sports Riot

Arika Okrent

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.

Designer Feline Furniture for Highbrow Pet Owners

Kirstin Fawcett

Meyou Paris is trying to give the phrase "cat fancy" a whole new meaning.

Pod City: 9 Fascinating Food Facts From This Week’s Podcasts

Whitney Matheson

This week, Whitney Matheson rounds up little-known culinary facts from recent podcasts—some more digestible than others.

Name the 10 Most Populous U.S. Cities in Order

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Watch Robots Learn How to Take a Tumble Safely

Shaunacy Ferro

An algorithm helps expensive robots hit the ground without breaking themselves.

Great White Sharks Hunt With Help From the Sun

Matt Soniak

Their place at the top of the oceans’ food chain is due in part to their speed, size, and highly developed senses, but there’s also some strategy involved.

This Web App Will Help You Craft Polite Emails

Anna Green

If you’ve ever struggled to craft the right tone in an email, FoxType might be just the thing for you.

Japan Now Has a 'My Little Pony' Cafe

Rebecca OConnell

Lovers of colorful ponies and friendship rejoice!

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Odd news stories from all over.

Why Are Your Fav Abbrevs Totes Legit Hard to Spell?

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.

London's Skyscraper Sepulcher: The Corpse Pyramid That Almost Was

Stacy Conradt

It could have housed five million bodies.

Play This 'Moby Dick'-Inspired Card Game

Kirstin Fawcett

The word association game lets you complete open-ended prompts with lines from Melville's classic novel.

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