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What If the Founding Fathers Had Known About Voltron?

Olly Moss, a UK-based graphic designer, riffs on Benjamin Franklin's 1754 political cartoon, "Join, or Die."

Eddi Tornberg’s self-powering desk

Body Heat From Your Seat Can Juice Your Laptop


World’s Oldest Purse Adorned with Dog Teeth

The world's oldest purse features a decoration that doesn't look so different from modern beading. It's just way more gruesome


The Atlantic Revisits Sending Babies Through the Mail

A photograph from the early 20th century has striking similarities to the magazine's latest cover story

Mom Keeps Kid Out of Cookie Jar, Forever

Should you raise a sugar-free baby? One mother makes a case for this radical move

The solution can be carried around.

Microparticle Elixir Can Keep Patients Alive for 30 Minutes Without Breathing


Obama Could Win 2012 Because the South Used to Be Underwater


Respect: Sharks are Older than Trees

The Peutinger Table maps the full historical extent of the Roman highway system.

Greek Subway Dig Uncovers Marble Road from Roman Empire


Recessions Lead to Lipstick Lead to Babies, Says Science


Finally, Male Birth Control Even Dudes Will Use

Here's a male contraceptive from the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute that a) works pretty well and b) shouldn't be too burdensome for dudes

Cowboy Conservationist Frees Whales with Crossbow


Things That Are Surprisingly New: Forks, Lunch, Huge Drinks


The Real Scottish Landscapes That Inspired Pixar’s “Brave”

Disney/Pixar's "Brave" is based on real places in Scotland. Now, "Brave"-centric vacations lets families experience the adventure first hand


Twitter Bot, “Injured,” Garners Sympathy from “Friends”

The new baby takes his first sip of water.

Adorable, Critically Endangered Baby Sumatran Rhino Born


Bike-Powered Helicopter Smashes World Record, Flies for Almost a Minute


This Beautiful Window Art Also Saves Birds’ Lives


We Are Already Living in Hollywood’s Dystopian Future

Not sure about you, but I wouldn’t want to live in a world where genetically engineered replicant robots prowled the dank, steel-and-microchip urban jungles a la Blade Runner. Likewise for the Minority Report future in which creepy pale kids call people out for murders they had not yet committed. It’s been 30 years since Blade Runner [...]

‘World’s Rarest Toad’ Not Extinct After All

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