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How the Invention of Scotch Tape Led to a Revolution in How Companies Managed Employees
Richard Drew never wanted an office job. Yet the banjo-playing college dropout, born 120 years ago this Saturday, would go on ...
Cell Phones Are Probably Not Making Us Grow Horns
No, spending hours on Twitter, scrolling Instagram or sending memes to your friends probably won’t give you horns. (It’s ...
An Ancient Greek Philosopher Was Exiled for Claiming the Moon Was a Rock, Not a God
Close to the north pole of the moon lies the crater Anaxagoras, named for a Greek philosopher who lived in the fifth century ...
Scientists Identify Exotic Birds Depicted in Peru’s Mysterious Nazca Lines
This geoglyph, previously identified as a hummingbird, actually depicts a hermit, a subgroup of hummingbird known to live in ...
These Two Newly Described Worms Have Really Strange, Yet Marvelous Butts
It’s a conundrum anyone who comes across a tangle of slimy worms on the sidewalk after a rainstorm might ponder: Which side ...
Warming Waters May Be Driving Flesh-Eating Bacteria to East Coast Beaches
Prior to last year, New Jersey’s Cooper University Hospital had only seen one case of Vibrio vulnificus, a flesh-eating ...
This Bizarre Whale Is a Beluga-Narwhal Hybrid
In the 1980s, a subsistence hunter caught three unusual-looking whales in Greenland’s Disko Bay. They had flippers shaped ...
A Bible Owned by Lincoln, Unknown to Historians for 150 Years, Goes on Display
Seven years after her husband was assassinated, Mary Todd Lincoln presented his friend and neighbor, the Reverend Noyes W. ...
People Are Surprisingly Honest About Returning Lost Wallets
If you were to lose your wallet in public, you might expect to never see it again, particularly if it contained a wad of cash ...
Lost Version of Delacroix Masterpiece Goes on View After Being Found in Paris Apartment
French painter Eugène Delacroix did many preparatory works for his 1834 masterpiece, “Women of Algiers in Their Apartment.” ...
New Book Chronicles First Lady Rose Cleveland’s Love Affair With Evangeline Simpson Whipple
In the winter of 1889, former First Lady Rose Cleveland crossed paths with a younger widow named Evangeline Simpson while ...
The Cuyahoga River Caught Fire at Least a Dozen Times, but No One Cared Until 1969
It was the summer of 1969, and recent high school graduate Tim Donovan needed a job to pay his college tuition. When it came ...