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4 Benefits of Writing by Hand

The Week

Today is National Handwriting Day! Although we don't write like we used to, here are four ways handwriting is still helpful.

8 DNA Sculptures from Around the World

Miss Cellania

Meet the World’s Only Known Venomous Crustacean

Matt Soniak

There are some 70,000 species of crustacean—the group that includes crabs, lobsters, shrimp and crayfish—in the world, and until very recently, none of them were known to be venomous.

These Ants Use Mercenaries to Fight for Them

Matt Soniak

In the jungles of Panama, a group of farmers ekes out a living by raising fungi for food.

Why Won’t These Bugs Cross This Line?

Matt Soniak

At this invisible line, two related species of millipedes meet, but don’t mix—and no one knows why.

Zombies, Fire Drills, and Bad Decision-Making

Matt Soniak

Imagine that the dead have risen from their graves. They’ve gotten into a building you’re hiding out in. You slink down the hallway and enter what you think is a safe room.

Meet the Vampire Spider

Matt Soniak

Some Spiders Can Eat Bats

Matt Soniak

What Does Marijuana Do to Spiders?

Matt Soniak

According to forest rangers who were led to a hilltop grow site by under-the-influence animals in Italy, deer who’ve consumed marijuana plants are “unusually frisky” and “abnormally high-spirited.” Th

Rosalind Franklin and the Search for DNA

Miss Cellania

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