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10 Most Long-lived Empires in History

Empires rise and empires fall - it's a seemingly unavoidable fact of life on Earth. But these superpowers reigned longer than any others. What can we learn from their missteps and achievements?

    • 10 Scientifically Sound Weather Superstitions
      science 10 Scientifically Sound Weather Superstitions

      Ever hear that saying that a cow lies down when rain is coming? This superstition may not be as udderly ridiculous as you think.

    • 10 Famous Paranormal Hoaxes
      science 10 Famous Paranormal Hoaxes

      Crop circles. Alien autopsies. Time travelers. These are just some of the paranormal phenomena that people have believed in but were later found to be hoaxes. Often, even when someone admitted to making it up, that didn't stop the true believers.

    • 10 Ways Technology Betrays Cheaters
      electronics 10 Ways Technology Betrays Cheaters

      Technology can help cheaters connect with paramours -- but it can also leave a trail that gets them caught. How does our connection to the digital world make it easier to expose infidelity?

    • 10 of the Biggest Lies in History
      history 10 of the Biggest Lies in History

      You don't look fat in those pants. I didn't copy off his paper. She's a natural blonde. I am not a crook. Lots of us lie, but what are the biggest fibs ever told?

    • 10 Pieces of Disaster Safety Advice You Should Ignore
      science 10 Pieces of Disaster Safety Advice You Should Ignore

      There are certain steps you should take to protect yourself, your family and your home during a disaster. These are not those steps.

    • 10 Harrowing Survival Stories
      adventure 10 Harrowing Survival Stories

      Most of us have heard some amazing survival stories in our lives -- people living after hours trapped under an avalanche or amputating their own limbs to get free of traps. Check out some true survival stories.

    • How Working on a Cruise Ship Works
      money How Working on a Cruise Ship Works

      Come aboard, your boss is expecting you. Before you think working on a cruise ship is an excellent way to see the world while working 9-to-5 and sipping free drinks on the Lido deck, read our guide.

    • 10 Tips for Lower Taxes
      money 10 Tips for Lower Taxes

      When we hear the words "lower" followed by "taxes," most of us are likely to start drooling like Pavlov's dog at the sound of a bell. But is such a thing even possible? Why, of course it is -- and it's much easier to pull off than you'd think.

    • How Perfumers Work
      money How Perfumers Work

      Right now, in a lab somewhere, someone is testing a scent combination for the 491st time. If your chemistry background is sound and your nose superb, that person could be you someday.

    • 10 Worst Reasons People Have Called 911
      people 10 Worst Reasons People Have Called 911

      Having trouble with your homework? Looking to meet a nice guy? Need some cigarettes? Who you gonna call? 911? Believe it or not, all of these are actual 911 calls. And they aren't the worst examples of emergency number misuse.

    • 5 Physical Problems Doctors Fix With Glue
      health 5 Physical Problems Doctors Fix With Glue

      It can bond anything: wood, plastic, glass, metal and ... human tissue? Find out how medical science is making use of adhesive to heal everything from broken bones to aneurysms.

    • BrainStuff: Can animals predict natural disasters?
      shows BrainStuff: Can animals predict natural disasters?

      In 2004, a tsunami hit southeast Asia and killed more than 200,000 people... but almost no wild animals. Dogs, elephants, antelopes, bats and even flamingos fled the scene before the wave hit. Do animals have a sixth sense that can detect earthquakes and tsunamis? Or do they just make better use of their other senses than humans?

    • How Being A Reality Show Contestant Really Works
      electronics How Being A Reality Show Contestant Really Works

      Many people want to be on today's popular reality shows but don't necessarily know what being a contestant entails. Ready for sleepless nights and "creative" editing?

    • What the Stuff?!: 6 Common Sayings You’re (Probably) Saying Wrong
      reference What the Stuff?!: 6 Common Sayings You’re (Probably) Saying Wrong

      Let's face it: English is a tricky language, full of exceptions, inconsistencies and strange figures of speech. Chances are, you might be getting a few of them wrong.

    • What the Stuff?!: The 4 Worst Ways to Die
      science What the Stuff?!: The 4 Worst Ways to Die

      Death might not be the most pleasant topic in the world, but it is inevitable and universal. Since we all have to go somehow, here are four of our least favorite ways.

    • 5 Myths About Henry Ford
      auto 5 Myths About Henry Ford

      Henry Ford didn't just build cars — he totally revolutionized the process, inventing new systems and methods that are still in use today. But is everything you've heard about the man accurate?

    • How are taxes affected if you move to a different state during the year?
      money How are taxes affected if you move to a different state during the year?

      You moved from one state to another last year, and now it's tax time. Don't freak out. Paying income taxes in two states is actually a pretty simple process, if you know all of the IRS rules.

    • Top 10 Rare Books
      entertainment Top 10 Rare Books

      Three things make books valuable: supply, demand and condition. Most collectors seek out these works because of their associations with famous authors and historical events. Some want them because they're really, really old.

    • 10 Expressions That Came From the Ancient World
      history 10 Expressions That Came From the Ancient World

      If you can see the writing on the wall and know that all roads lead to Rome, you're using some expressions that are more than 2,000 years old. Where did they come from, and why have they survived?

    • 10 Common Hospital-acquired Infections
      health 10 Common Hospital-acquired Infections

      When you pack a lot of people with infections into one place, sometimes even more occur. Here are 10 that are keeping hospitals really busy.

    • 10 Mythical American Monsters
      science 10 Mythical American Monsters

      Very tall, hairy, glowing eyes – that seems to be the go-to description for a lot of mythical monsters out there, especially in America. Here are 10 to keep an eye out for.

    • 5 Ways Uber Is Really Different From a Regular Taxi
      auto 5 Ways Uber Is Really Different From a Regular Taxi

      Uber's ride-sharing service may be convenient, but it's also controversial. It can get you where you need to go, but it's definitely not the same as calling a cab.

    • 5 Realities of a Post-antibiotic World
      health 5 Realities of a Post-antibiotic World

      You know how bad guys never die in horror movies? Bacteria are rapidly becoming like that. So how do we wipe out bacteria and the resulting infections without antibiotics?

    • 10 Questions When Filing Taxes With Tip Income
      money 10 Questions When Filing Taxes With Tip Income

      There's nothing quite like the feeling of walking home with a pocketful of hard-earned tip money. But while it may feel like tax-free dough to spend as you want, you should probably know that the IRS sees things just a little bit differently.

    • 10 Things You Should Never Mix With Alcohol
      science 10 Things You Should Never Mix With Alcohol

      Juice and soda mix well with alcohol, but a few things don't mix so well. Some may just produce embarrassing moments. Others could cost you your life.

    • 10 Tips for Mapping Your Family History
      people 10 Tips for Mapping Your Family History

      You might know your immediate family and even some cousins, but what about how your genes have been traveling through time via your ancestors? What's the best way to get a handle on all that family history?

    • Top 10 Historically Pivotal Murders
      people Top 10 Historically Pivotal Murders

      Few incidents shaped the U.S. civil rights movement more than the brutal death of Emmett Till. What other murders have sent shock waves through the public psyche?

    • 10 Unique Careers You Won't Believe Exist
      money 10 Unique Careers You Won't Believe Exist

      The world is filled with an endless variety of weird and wonderful jobs that have never appeared on a career survey. Animal chiropractor for poodles (and other pets) is but one.

    • 10 Pregnancy Superstitions That Are Old Wives' Tales
      people 10 Pregnancy Superstitions That Are Old Wives' Tales

      It seems like every town has that one restaurant whose eggplant parmesan can kick-start contractions. But is a labor-inducing recipe an old wives' tale?

    • 10 Disruptive Technologies You Use Every Day
      electronics 10 Disruptive Technologies You Use Every Day

      If you're reading this, you're using a disruptive technology – one that's completely changed how we do things. In fact, you're using an assortment of these game-changers all the time.

    • 10 Tax Questions You Probably Don't Ask
      money 10 Tax Questions You Probably Don't Ask

      Sometimes when we need to do important things -- like our taxes -- fear of the unknown can cause uncertainty. Knowledge conquers all. Here are the questions you should be asking to build tax savvy.

    • 10 Fascinating Facts About Flatus
      health 10 Fascinating Facts About Flatus

      Flatulence is funny, but there's actually some pretty interesting stuff going on in your body to cause it. After reading these 10 facts, you may never look at airplane travel the same way.

    • 10 Antique Toys That Still Look Like Fun
      entertainment 10 Antique Toys That Still Look Like Fun

      Although kids have always improvised things to play with, toys, as we know them, have actually been around only for a few centuries. Some of the hoops and pedal cars of yesteryear would still be fun to play with, we think.

    • 10 Crackpot Theories About Space
      science 10 Crackpot Theories About Space

      Our knowledge of space changes all the time as new discoveries are made. But some ideas about the universe have never really held water – including the one that everything is made of frozen H2O.

    • 10 Toys So Popular They Incited Violence
      entertainment 10 Toys So Popular They Incited Violence

      Would you knock down a fellow shopper to get your hands on a toy? Here are 10 toys that inspired some heinous acts of violence in the name of spreading holiday cheer.

    • 10 Wildly Wrong Animal Stereotypes
      animals 10 Wildly Wrong Animal Stereotypes

      The world is full of cuddly koalas, loyal dogs and friendly dolphins. Or is it? Even positive animal stereotypes can be dangerous if they lead to humans making poor judgment calls.

    • 10 Things You Need to Know About Filing Taxes
      money 10 Things You Need to Know About Filing Taxes

      Do you lose sleep every tax season, afraid that you don't know the rules? Well, they do say that the best weapon against the unknown is knowledge. Why not help yourself to a good night's sleep by arming yourself with these essential tax filing tips?

    • 10 Features We Want to See in Self-driving Cars
      auto 10 Features We Want to See in Self-driving Cars

      It's arriving in bits and pieces right now, but there's a whole new world of automotive tech coming in the next decade. The future of self-driving cars has the potential to be pretty amazing.

    • Is every snowflake actually unique?
      science Is every snowflake actually unique?

      You've probably heard that no two snowflakes are alike, but can that be true? Find out how molecules of water vapor come together to form these winter wonders.

    • Do jobs that are more fun usually pay less money?
      money Do jobs that are more fun usually pay less money?

      Some jobs are fun. Some jobs pay well. But is it possible to make money doing a job that you truly love?

    • Do people really scatter loved ones' ashes in amusement parks?
      people Do people really scatter loved ones' ashes in amusement parks?

      Who wouldn't want to rest in peace in one of the happiest places on Earth? OK, spending the afterlife in an amusement park may not be for everyone, but are there people who try to send the deceased on a forever roller coaster ride?

    • Are lab animals really calmer around women?
      science Are lab animals really calmer around women?

      The plot of "The Scent of a Woman" has nothing to do with mice. But in a research lab, some say that very scent is like rodent Valium. Mouse myth or reality?

    • What's the deal with crocodile tears?
      animals What's the deal with crocodile tears?

      Just how deceitful a creature is the sharp-toothed, swimming crocodile? Any more so than the other animals inhabiting our waters? They do cry, but it has nothing to do with insincerity.

    • Do plants feel pain?
      science Do plants feel pain?

      Though they may be stuck in one place, plants have proven to possess a surprising array of capabilities. But the ability to feel pain? Scientists are learning that the possibility isn't as crazy as it sounds.

    • How much do pharmaceutical test subjects get paid?
      money How much do pharmaceutical test subjects get paid?

      There are actually people who consider participating in clinical trials their career. Is it really that lucrative to be a human test subject?

    • Why are four-leaf clovers lucky?
      people Why are four-leaf clovers lucky?

      For centuries, people have considered four-leaf clovers to be magical — whether as an aid to spot fairies or a charm to bring the bearer good luck. So what exactly makes these tiny plants so special?

    • Is glass really a liquid?
      science Is glass really a liquid?

      Whether it's checking your look in a mirror or using a smartphone, we've come to rely on glass so much that it's nearly impossible to imagine life without it. But what exactly is this remarkable material? Solid, liquid or other?

    • Is Social Security income taxable?
      money Is Social Security income taxable?

      Think your money that's stashed away in the Social Security "lockbox" will be free from the IRS when you get it back during your retirement? The answer, though somewhat complicated, may surprise (and maybe disappoint) you.

    • Are Johnny Appleseed's trees alive today?
      history Are Johnny Appleseed's trees alive today?

      Folk hero Johnny Appleseed planted apple trees across the United States during the mid-1800s. Can you actually take a bite out of history and pick an apple from one of those trees today?

    • How could Google Glass detect people's emotions?
      electronics How could Google Glass detect people's emotions?

      Imagine being able to look at people and get a heads-up display about how they're feeling. Now, software is making use of the camera in Google Glass to do just that.

    • Can two parents claim head of household?
      money Can two parents claim head of household?

      You both pay the bills. You both keep a home. You both raise the kids. Does the IRS consider you both heads of households?

    • Exactly what is a zero-day vulnerability?
      computer Exactly what is a zero-day vulnerability?

      Viruses. Malware. Spyware. Add to the seemingly ever-growing list of things we have to worry about when dealing with computers one more factor: zero-day vulnerability. So just what the heck is it, and how does it put us at risk?

    • Is your computer built to break?
      electronics Is your computer built to break?

      The old saying goes something like this: That shiny new computer you just bought is obsolete the second you take it out of the box. Well, there might be some truth to it. Our modern electronics might actually be built to break.

    • What are the advantages of e-filing your tax return?
      money What are the advantages of e-filing your tax return?

      You've always filed your taxes the old-fashioned way — through the mail — but you're giving serious thought to joining the 21st century and e-filing your tax return. Will this new way of filing prove to be the better way?

    • What's a disruptive technology?
      electronics What's a disruptive technology?

      Are you a fan of a certain kind of product or gadget? Well, don't get too attached to it. There's probably a disruptive technology on the horizon that will send that gadget to the dustbin of history.

    • Who was James Webb?
      science Who was James Webb?

      He was responsible for some of humanity's greatest achievements, and his name now graces a massive NASA project. But how did a law degree lead to being a space pioneer?

    • Which is worse: being drunk or being sleep-deprived?
      auto Which is worse: being drunk or being sleep-deprived?

      Few would argue that being sleep-deprived is more fun than being drunk. But when it comes to functioning and not fun, which condition messes you up more?

    • How much does light weigh?
      science How much does light weigh?

      Seven ounces a ray! No, that's a lie. Measuring the weight of light is not as straightforward as that. So what's the more complicated explanation?

    • Mysterious Marine Animals
      animals Mysterious Marine Animals

      Ah, the secrets of the sea. In this gallery, we'll introduce you to some of the more enigmatic animals that drift in the ocean, swim in the sea or shoot their intestines out of their anus in saltwater. Jump in.

    • The Greatest Olympians of All-time
      entertainment The Greatest Olympians of All-time

      Their athletic feats are the stuff of legend. Their dedication and fortitude boggle the minds of mere mortals. See the photos and learn the stories of 16 competitors who rose to the podium as they represented their countries in global competition.

    • Big Storms
      science Big Storms

      Thunderstorms are impressive and destructive elements of nature. This collection of images highlights some of the most spectacular features of storms.

    • Star Wars
      entertainment Star Wars

      ‘Star Wars’ is one of the most successful movie franchises in cinema history. Follow the history of 'Star Wars' in this collection of images. Mind if we come along, too?

    • Nazca Lines
      history Nazca Lines

      Southeast of Lima, Peru, between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, are lines etched into the desert. See the Nazca lines in this gallery.

    • Celebrity Fashion Disasters
      lifestyle Celebrity Fashion Disasters

      There's not too much we enjoy more than a good old-fashioned celebrity fashion disaster. So, for your voyeuristic entertainment, we've rounded up a list of the top 10 most heinous celebrity disasters of all time.

    • Dolphins
      animals Dolphins

      Did you know that there are 37 species of dolphin? Our dolphin image gallery depicts a handful of these species, including the bottlenose, dusty, false killer whale dolphin and more.

    • All About Death
      science All About Death

      The saying goes that nothing in life is certain except for death and taxes. What do you know about death? Explore different types of burials and learn more about mortality.

    • Ancient Greece
      adventure Ancient Greece

      Like the imposing white marble of many Greek monuments, the impact of ancient Greek culture is still alive and well today. See and learn more about the ancient Greeks in this image gallery.

    • Most Humiliating Political Flubs in History
      people Most Humiliating Political Flubs in History

      Being in the celebrity spotlight can be grueling, but being in the political spotlight is arguably even tougher. It’s one thing when a starlet acts foolishly or loses her decorum, but it’s something else entirely when you’re an official who’s supposed to be leading a nation. Which of these missteps was worst?

    • Creative Tax Deductions
      money Creative Tax Deductions

      It's about that time again. Yes, it's time to see your accountant to see what he or she can do to lower that pesky tax bill of yours. From wedding costs to private planes to car wrecks, here are some of the most creative tax deductions ever attempted. Don’t try them at home

    • National Parks
      adventure National Parks

      Ever since the first national park was established in the United States, they've been a getaway for relaxation and adventure for humans, and a safe haven for wildlife. Take a journey through America's national parks.

    • A Fiery Final Flight: Hindenburg Disaster
      history A Fiery Final Flight: Hindenburg Disaster

      On May 6, 1937, the Hindenburg, the largest airship ever built, crashed and burned in Lakehurst, New Jersey. Thirty-six people were killed, including one person on the ground.

    • Creepy Gargoyles
      science Creepy Gargoyles

      Gargoyles have a long and fascinating architectural history. But whatever ... they're freakin' creepy.

    • Iditarod
      adventure Iditarod

      Every year, dogsled teams brave a 1,000-mile journey across Alaska. See what it's like for the racers and their canine teammates as they speed their way from Anchorage to Nome.

    • Dubai
      adventure Dubai

      Dubai has earned a reputation for its booming economy and engineering feats, like man-made islands and the world's tallest buildings. What other spectacles are coming out of this desert city?

    • Bermuda Triangle
      adventure Bermuda Triangle

      The Bermuda Triangle is an area in the Atlantic Ocean that has baffled scientists due to the high number of ship and plane crashes in the area. Delve into the disasters and the lore of this mysterious location.

    • Nuclear Power
      science Nuclear Power

      Nuclear power stands as one of humanity's greatest scientific achievements, as well as one of the greatest risks to its self-extermination. This collection of images highlights some of the main features of nuclear power.

    • Crime Scene Cleanup
      science Crime Scene Cleanup

      What's involved in crime scene cleanup? Learn about the people who do the cleaning and the various hazards they encounter in this interactive gallery.

    • Enduring Voices: The Extinct Languages Quiz
      people Enduring Voices: The Extinct Languages Quiz

      Dead languages are more than words lost to the ages. See how much you know about long-departed dialects and those that are still in danger of extinction.

    • Cities, Interrupted: The Lost Civilizations Quiz
      history Cities, Interrupted: The Lost Civilizations Quiz

      Studying lost civilizations is about more than marveling at pyramids or ancient architecture -- it's an opportunity to learn what kinds of things can bring a once great empire to its knees. How much do you know about some of history's lost cultures?

    • Tax Time: Can you really deduct that?
      money Tax Time: Can you really deduct that?

      Before you get too creative with your income tax deductions, take our quiz to see what's kosher and what will land you in the "audit" pile at the U.S. IRS.

    • Shaken, Not Stirred: The Mixology Quiz
      recipes Shaken, Not Stirred: The Mixology Quiz

      Think you know what it takes to craft your favorite concoctions? Take our mixology quiz to find out!

    • Are you a cheese whiz?
      recipes Are you a cheese whiz?

      Do you know a lot about cheese? Good for you, I guess. The rest of us can test our knowledge about the more solid dairy here. You'll all be rewarded with a cube of cheddar.

    • Test Your Knowledge: Scientific Name or Gibberish?
      science Test Your Knowledge: Scientific Name or Gibberish?

      Most of us think of scientific names as the nonsense we scan right over when reading textbooks. But you're missing out on a world of fun. Take this quiz to discover some truly entertaining scientific names.

    • Truth or Tin Foil? A Conspiracy Quiz
      people Truth or Tin Foil? A Conspiracy Quiz

      Take our conspiracy quiz to see how much you know about some of history's most mind-blowing examples of trickery, schemes and subterfuge.

    • The Buffy Big Bad Quiz
      people The Buffy Big Bad Quiz

      You may be a fan of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," but how deep is your knowledge of Slayer foes? Get out your wooden stake and battle these questions.

    • Who Said It: Tywin Lannister or Sun Tzu?
      people Who Said It: Tywin Lannister or Sun Tzu?

      One of the most powerful lords in Westeros, Tywin Lannister is calculating and ruthless. Sun Tzu, the Chinese military general, wrote "The Art of War," which continues to influence culture today. Can you tell which commander said which quote?

    • How much do you know about the LHC?
      science How much do you know about the LHC?

      Don't know your elbow from your accelerator? Don't be put off. Our Large Hadron Collider quiz isn't for experts only. Learn a little about the particle accelerator and what it does with our LHC quiz.

    • Hear Ye, Hear Ye! A Medieval Science Quiz
      science Hear Ye, Hear Ye! A Medieval Science Quiz

      Did anything vaguely scientific happen in the Middle Ages? Take this quiz to learn how we got through a dark period of history while trying to figure out how the sun was revolving around us, anyway.

    • Who Sang It: The Rolling Stones or The Beatles?
      entertainment Who Sang It: The Rolling Stones or The Beatles?

      You may think you know your British rock bands, but let's see how deep that knowledge really goes. We dug deep for some Stones and Beatles lyrics. Can you tell if it's the Fab Four or Jagger and friends? Pull out your vinyl and test your musical memory!

    • To DIY or Not DIY: Dental Instruments Quiz
      health To DIY or Not DIY: Dental Instruments Quiz

      Going to the dentist can be a nerve-wracking and expensive experience. But should you ever fix your teeth yourself instead of visiting the dentist? Test your knowledge of the ins and outs of DIY dental tools.

    • Are you a subatomic superstar?
      science Are you a subatomic superstar?

      If you're thinking, "Uh-oh, I know very little about subatomic particles," don't just click away in a panic. Learn more about our subatomic particle pals with this quiz, and then use your know-how to impress others.

    • Real Slogan or Random Gibberish?
      money Real Slogan or Random Gibberish?

      This quiz wouldn't be half as fun if it only included the good slogans. Try your hand at guessing the almost-incomprehensibly bad taglines and the ugly truth behind some of our favorites.

    • Life Aboard the International Space Station Quiz
      science Life Aboard the International Space Station Quiz

      Ever wanted to know what it was like to be astronaut Mike Dexter? Take this quiz to test how well you'd do in microgravity.

    • Which is cleaner?
      home Which is cleaner?

      Such a filthy mind. Test your knowledge of what is covered in filth and what is spick-and-span (or at least less covered in filth) when you take this quiz. Be prepared to carry hand sanitizer everywhere you go for days after you've completed it.

    • Are you a bacon sensei?
      recipes Are you a bacon sensei?

      Do you always boast to friends and family that you actually know the most about bacon? Back up your bacon bragging rights by answering these 20 questions about the most delicious porcine treat.

    • Name That '90s Grunge Band
      entertainment Name That '90s Grunge Band

      Whether you grew up worshipping Kurt or stomped through Seattle in Docs with Eddie, this quiz will take you back to the days of heroin-chic style and tortured songwriting. Nobody here will judge your ratty flannel, so wear it with pride when you take our ultimate grunge band quiz.

    • How does fat leave the body when you lose weight?
      shows How does fat leave the body when you lose weight?

      As these exercise videos illustrate, popular culture is obsessed with burning weight. But how does all that fat leave the body? The scientific answer may surprise you.

    • 5 Ways to Stop a Killer Asteroid
      science 5 Ways to Stop a Killer Asteroid

      From nuclear weapons to gas eruptions, what will be the most reliable method for saving the planet from a killer asteroid?

    • How do words get added to the dictionary?
      shows How do words get added to the dictionary?

      It's true: All words were made up at some point. But could you really invent your own words and make them an official part of the English language? (Spoiler: yes.)

    • 5 Reasons Women Make Less Money Than Men
      shows 5 Reasons Women Make Less Money Than Men

      Mythbusting the myth of the gender wage gap.

    • 5 Animals With Superpowers
      animals 5 Animals With Superpowers

      Some animals have superpowers seemingly straight out of a comic book!

    • Could we ever build a real lightsaber?
      shows Could we ever build a real lightsaber?

      Whether you’re a fan of the new lightsaber or you think it’s goofy, I’m sure we’d all love to get our hands on a real-life version of this Jedi broadsword. But is such a thing even possible?

    • Top 10 Mind-Blowers: Babies and Toddlers
      shows Top 10 Mind-Blowers: Babies and Toddlers

      Babies and toddlers are strange, alien beings in many ways. Get to know these larval humans through 10 of their more amazing attributes.

    • What if the moon disappeared?
      shows What if the moon disappeared?

      Without the moon, how would Earth's environment be affected? Would we survive?

    • Vintage Cars | 1942 L'Oeuf Électrique
      auto Vintage Cars | 1942 L'Oeuf Électrique

      Join Scott Benjamin as he interviews Sarah Schleuning, the High Museum Curator of Decorative Arts, who tells us all about the Dream Cars exhibit as well as her favorite car, the 1942 L'Oeuf Électrique.

    • What causes red eye in photos?
      shows What causes red eye in photos?

      How can a camera's flash make your eyes glow red? Tune in to learn how it works -- and how to prevent it.

    • Can water respond to emotion?
      shows Can water respond to emotion?

      Can water be conscious? Discover why water is one of our favorite substances to project our emotions onto.

    • Creating Objects on Demand With Programmable Matter
      shows Creating Objects on Demand With Programmable Matter

      What if you could fax someone a real, three-dimensional object? The solution might come in the form of programmable matter -- a material that takes on predetermined shapes and can change its configuration on demand.

    • Why do we put diamonds on engagement rings?
      shows Why do we put diamonds on engagement rings?

      The tradition of diamond engagement rings is actually less than 100 years old. How did it become so popular in such a short time?

    • 6 Surprising Banned Books
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      Many books throughout history have been banned for their "questionable content," but these 6 will really surprise you.

    • How do birds know where to go when they migrate?
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      Birds can travels thousands of miles between their summer and winter homes. Why don’t they get lost? Their secret is a sixth sense: magnetoreception.

    • Exotic Cars | Ferrari
      auto Exotic Cars | Ferrari

      The Caffeine and Exotics car show is a monthly gathering of nearly 200 of Atlanta's finest exotic street machines. Join Scott and Ben as they take a closer look at the Ferrari marque.

    • Have Poop Ball, Will Travel
      shows Have Poop Ball, Will Travel

      Join Julie and Robert for full-blown dung beetle mania as they explore beetles' intense relationship with animal excrement, their amazing strength and the little jigs they dance atop their prized dung balls.

    • Why does the placebo effect work?
      shows Why does the placebo effect work?

      A placebo is a phony drug used to test the efficacy of real drugs in clinical trials … but here’s the weird part. Sometimes, placebos can make patients better. How? Why?

    • 9 Throwback Teen Fads
      shows 9 Throwback Teen Fads

      Teenagers (and some adults) started some totally weird fads back in the day -- although some were probably an excuse to make out.

    • 5 Real-life Haunted Houses
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      Everyone loves a good ghost story, but the events preceding the hauntings in this episode are very real.

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