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7 Reasons Bruce Lee Continues to Kick Butt

Monday, May 16, 2022
He died mysteriously just before the release of the film that would make him a household name. But there's a whole lot more to Bruce Lee than just an unusual death and kung fu magic.

Why Do Colleges Hand Out Honorary Degrees?

Monday, May 16, 2022
The very first honorary degree on record was a brazen attempt to score points with a wealthy and politically connected bishop in 1478. Not much has changed since then.

Do You Have a Fear of Long Words?

Monday, May 16, 2022
The fear of long words is ironic, as the name is ridiculously long. What gives?

Gordon Parks' WWII Standard Oil Images Still Tell a Powerful Story

Monday, May 16, 2022
The exhibit "Gordon Parks in Pittsburgh, 1944/1946," on display at the Carnegie Museum of Art, tells the gritty story of industrial life in America during WWII, shot by one of the preeminent photographers of the 20th century.

How to Brainstorm Brilliant Ideas in Teams

Monday, May 16, 2022
Creativity is one of the most desirable job skills. Here's how to make yours shine at work, without sliding into "groupthink."

What if I Put Sugar in Someone's Gas Tank?

Sunday, May 15, 2022
Putting sugar in someone's gas tank has long been rumored to ruin someone's car. But does it really work?

How Do Pilots Make Up Time in the Air?

Sunday, May 15, 2022
Your pilot apologizes for your plane leaving late but then assures you she can make up the lost time in the sky. Is she pressing extra-hard on the accelerator or what?

What's the Difference Between Global Warming and Climate Change?

Saturday, May 14, 2022
Global warming and climate change are terms often treated like synonyms, but they have different meanings. We'll explain the difference and why both are so important to know.

Ridiculous History: Beloved Author Roald Dahl Was Also a Suave British Spy

Saturday, May 14, 2022
We know him as the beloved creator of Willy Wonka and the BFG, but Roald Dahl worked as a James Bond-style spy in his early years.

What to Do When You're Out of Baby Formula

Friday, May 13, 2022
In some U.S. states, half of the stores are out of baby formula. How do parents feed babies if they can't get formula? We have some tips.

Snake Plant: A Great Plant for People Who Aren't Great With Plants

Friday, May 13, 2022
Snake plants are attractive and virtually ironclad houseplants, almost impossible to kill, though some of the hype about them acting as air purifying filters has been overblown.

Three Big Mistakes We Make With Recycling

Friday, May 13, 2022
The experts have seen people trying to recycle bowling balls and curling irons. They call it 'wishful recycling'. But paper and plastic items can be problematic too.

How to Protect Your Privacy Online

Friday, May 13, 2022
Do you have a password manager? How about a VPN? Here's why you might want both, in the form of antivirus software.

The 5 Key Characteristics of Gothic Architecture

Thursday, May 12, 2022
Gothic architecture first appeared in France in the late Middle Ages. Some of the world's most stunning cathedrals were built using its key architectural elements.

Annie Londonderry Bicycled Around the World and Into the Record Books

Thursday, May 12, 2022
At age 23, Annie Cohen Kopchovsky, aka Annie Londonderry, set out on an around-the-world cycling adventure. Why did she do it and did she make it?

What's the Difference Between a Wallaby and a Kangaroo?

Thursday, May 12, 2022
Wallabies and kangaroos may look alike, but they're not identical marsupials. We'll tell you how to determine which is which.

How to Feed Baby Turtles

Thursday, May 12, 2022
If you are thinking of getting a pet baby turtle, make sure you know how and what to feed it to ensure it lives a long and happy life.

Worm, Harvest, Blue: Every Full Moon Has a Name

Thursday, May 12, 2022
Everyone's heard of the blue moon and the harvest moon, but every other full moon of the year has a name, too. What are their names, and when do these moons occur?

Everyone's on the Hunt for the Element Lithium

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
The element lithium is one of just three created during the Big Bang and has been used for mental health care for decades. But now it's in higher demand than ever before.

Did You Know You Can Eat Hostas?

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Hostas are a perennial garden favorite, but are still relatively unknown as a delicious and easily prepared culinary delicacy.