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July 3 2015 1:36 PMThe Secret of “Sprites”The fireworks-like light shows that flash high above thunderstorms in Earth’s atmosphere.
July 2 2015 5:13 PMThe Google Labs You Should Be UsingLast week, the undo send shortcut went from Google Lab to standard feature. Here's what should go next.
July 1 2015 12:29 PMThe Science of PieHow pie works on the molecular level.
June 28 2015 10:51 AMThe Glowing CoralDeep in the Red Sea, researchers discovered a curious anomaly.
June 21 2015 1:01 PMBridge Out of NowhereHow twin robots will 3-D print a bridge over a canal in Amsterdam.
June 20 2015 8:11 AMThe Enduring Appeal of the Lifetime MovieWhy the network’s feel-bad melodramas have so many delirious fans.
June 15 2015 8:41 AMStop Scraping the Bottom and Sides of Your Peanut Butter JarOr worse, throwing out the last bits of butter.  
June 13 2015 7:45 AMThe Perfect Campfire, MathematicallyA Duke engineer’s formula.
June 11 2015 1:04 PMBustedWhy the women on Orange Is the New Black are serving time, one by one.
June 9 2015 11:58 AMTour the $367 Million Jet Soon to Be Air Force OneThe Boeing 747-8 is 4,786-square feet of in-flight luxury.
June 7 2015 8:29 AMThe Strawberry MoonHow did June’s first full moon get its curious nickname?
June 5 2015 1:05 PMThe Sex Scandals Surrounding Bill Clinton’s Sex ScandalAlmost two decades later, here are all the closeted sex scandal skeletons.
June 5 2015 8:45 AMThe ABCs of SPFHow to choose the sunscreen that’s right for you.  
June 3 2015 9:15 AMVacation Destinations Where Your Dollar Goes FurtherThanks to favorable exchange rates, here’s where you’ll get more for your money.
June 2 2015 9:00 AMIn Memoriam: Mourn the TV Characters We Lost This YearFrom Kalinda Sharma to McDreamy, pay your respects to those who met their fictional fates.
July 3 2015 9:01 AMThe Mermaids Have ArrivedConey Island’s annual parade of half-clothed strangers.
July 2 2015 3:46 PMTwiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel Is a SuperstarYour July Fourth inspiration has arrived.
June 30 2015 7:13 AMHi, Pluto. It’s Me, NASA.In just two weeks, the world will get its closest view of Pluto ever.
June 23 2015 9:01 AMNever Tell Them the OddsStar Wars-style hoverbikes catch the eye of the Department of Defense.
June 20 2015 9:15 AMYou Can't Touch ThisGoogle thinks your hands are the ultimate imput device.
June 16 2015 2:29 PMGrand Central Station’s Secret BasementTen stories underground, learn why the location was a prime World War II target.
June 14 2015 7:44 AMMars GlassNASA’s latest find on the red planet is the same place we found ancient life on Earth.
June 12 2015 12:45 PMGame of Thrones Teaches Us How to ParentLesson One: Don’t ritualistically sacrifice your daughter.
June 9 2015 12:02 PMJurassic Park ScienceSteven Spielberg's blockbuster is very entertaining—and very wrong.
June 8 2015 2:07 PMLook Sharp With the Simple and Impeccable Military TuckEmploy military precision to avoid sloppy shirttails.
June 6 2015 8:31 AMRatted OutThe adorable, specially trained army of rats that detect landmines in Africa.
June 5 2015 8:59 AMThat Feeling of SummerFireflies, fireworks, and freedom: Go back to the summers of your youth.
June 4 2015 10:03 AMThis Is How the iCloud WorksEverything you need to know in order to back-up, update, and sync with confidence.
June 3 2015 8:59 AMWhat is MSG and Is It Actually Bad for You?Debunking the long-running myth that could be ruining your Chinese takeout.
May 31 2015 8:14 AMOriginal SinInvestigating the world’s earliest known murder.

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