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Jaywalking Behavior Varies by Culture, Study Confirms

Shaunacy Ferro

An analysis of French and Japanese crosswalks found that the former are much more likely to cross against a red light.

These Clever Literary-Themed Teas Come in Book-Shaped Tins

Rebecca OConnell

Cuddle up with 'The Picture of Early Grey'

These Posters Highlight Women in Science Worth Knowing About

Because Marie Curie shouldn't be the only female scientist on your radar

43 Giant Presidential Heads Are Stuck in a Field in Virginia

Jay Serafino

The works of art are crumbling as people try to figure out what to do with them.

The Best Thing to Happen to Dog Owners Since Dogs

Nick Greene

Forget the Pooper Scooper. With Piqapoo, your dog can pick up after itself.

Lost Walt Whitman Novel Offers an Early Glimpse Into 'Leaves of Grass'

Jennifer M Wood

The 165-year-old novel is "like seeing the workshop of a great writer,” according to one scholar. “We’re discovering the process of Whitman’s own discovery.”

Deleted Scenes From the Original 'Ghostbusters' Have Been Found

Jay Serafino

The scene involves Ray's peculiar run-in with an amorous ghost.

An Epilepsy Drug May Have Treatment Potential for Migraines

Jordan Rosenfeld

It may be helpful for migraines with aura.

Why Don't Vultures Eat Live Prey?

Just like undertakers have the world’s most secure job, vultures have the world’s most secure food source.

25 Things You Should Know About Nirvana

Roger Cormier

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Queen Victoria Employed an Official Rat-Catcher

Lucas Reilly

The story of Jack Black, the eccentric “rat and mole destroyer to her majesty”

13 Rules Regarding Proper Email Etiquette from Around the World

Jillian D'Onfro

Keep these quirks and customs in mind when messaging people from other cultures.

Listen to 10 Famous Presidential Speeches From History

Shaunacy Ferro

Listen to inaugural addresses and other speeches from each president since John F. Kennedy.