Cool Finds


Why Store-Bought Popsicles Drip Less

Just in time for another scorching July day, the history of the modern popsicle - and why the store-bought ones are less drippy than the DIY kind


How Do Animals Perceive the World?

Scientists demonstrate how animals view the world, and why their vision influences the way they look

A mosaic of Hercules with pet Cerberus.

How Ancient Greeks Named Their Puppies

To the ancient Greeks, just like today, picking a name for your new pup was an important step. But the process was a little more peculiar back then


Synthetic Bacteria Could Turn Ocean Garbage into One Big Island

How Our Food System Could Be Radically Better in 2032

Dust jacket of the book Mein Kampf, written by Adolf Hitler.

Germans un-Kampf-ortable With Reissue of Hitler’s Tome

Starting in 2015, Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf will once again be available to German readers

Frog Daddy Raises Babies in Throat, Spits Them Out When Ready

The blue marble

Beautiful New Earth-From-Space Footage from NASA

Are Millennials Too Strung Out on Antidepressants to Even Know Who They Are?

Laura Ingalls Wilder

‘Little House on the Prairie’ Author’s Autobiography Published for First Time Ever


Vintage Summer Tips From the U.S. Government: “Overeating Is Overheating”

In the early 1940s, in the years after the country had entered World War II, American government had a particular interest in keeping workers on the job


To Store Sunlight in Air, Just Add Water


One of the First Maps to Include “America” Found in Old Geometry Book


Science Answers Age-Old Question, Should We Live to Work or Work to Live?


Stick Bugs Have Sex for Two Months Straight

Yes. They can. Two-plus months. Or, more specifically, 79 days, says pseudonymous entomologist--blogger Bug Girl


London Had All-Electric Taxis in 1897


New Robot Eliminates Only Jobs Left – In the Service Sector

Carnegie Mellon University has developed a robot that can fill the gap of the absent salesperson

Every recorded earthquake of magnitude 4 of higher since 1898

100 Years of Earthquakes On One Gorgeous Map


The New York Fire Department Is Burning 20 Houses Down — On Purpose

The temple at the Met, in New York City.

Four Places to Worship Isis That Aren’t In Egypt

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