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Funky Chicken Walk Can Indicate a Sick Bird

Autumn Spanne

Why did the chicken cross the pen? No, seriously. That’s a legitimate scientific question.

I’m So Excited: 25 Years Ago, ‘Saved by the Bell’ Tackled the Caffeine Pill Issue

Jennifer M Wood

In what might be the teen sitcom’s most memorable moment, perpetual overachiever Jessie Spano had a caffeine pill meltdown.

Watch Slow Motion Crickets Dance Through the Air

Shaunacy Ferro

At 400 frames per second, crickets become ballerinas.

Microsoft Audio Lab Named World’s Quietest Place

Michele Debczak

When all you can hear is the sound of your own body, extreme quiet is less peaceful than you'd think.

In 1957, a Scientist Carefully Documented His Own Death from a Snakebite

Caitlin Schneider

Herpetologist Karl P. Schmidt didn't know his bite was lethal, and stayed curious and discovery-oriented until the very end.

Poop Could Be the World’s Next Big Energy Resource

Shaunacy Ferro

Human waste could generate enough electricity to power 138 million households, according to a new report.

What Will Humans Be Like in 1000 Years?

Rebecca OConnell

Here are a few compelling theories about human life in 3015.

Yes, There Is a Right—and a Wrong—Way to Eat Oysters

Kirstin Fawcett

For starters, you shouldn't expect oysters from the Pacific and the Atlantic to taste the same.

Quick Tricks to Make 10 Dreaded Chores Easier

Mark Mancini

Chores are a part of life that most of us just can’t avoid. But come next housecleaning day, don’t get mad—get creative.

These Transportation Pods Could Transform Your Future Commute

Anna Green

Tommaso Gecchelin is developing energy-efficient pods that will function as a source of versatile public and private transportation.

How Bugs From Australia Settled African Islands

Matt Soniak

Stick bugs arrived on the Mascerene Islands 22 million years ago from a surprising place: Australia.

Wikipedia Hit 5 Million Entries With an Article About an Australian Shrub

Anna Green

Wikipedia, already the longest encyclopedia in the world, reached five million entries on Sunday, November 1, with an article on the Persoonia terminalis.

Atlanta's New World of Puppetry Museum Will Honor Jim Henson's Legacy

Kirstin Fawcett

The brand-new institution owns more than 500 artifacts donated by the late puppeteer's family.

This Firefighter Ran the NYC Marathon in Full Gear

Michele Debczak

This is one of many races he's competed in to honor our fallen heroes.

16 Spooky Facts About 'Poltergeist'

Roger Cormier

They're here!

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