NASA is sending astronauts to the moon as soon as 2024. And they'll have 4G cell service when they get there.
by David Warmflash, M.D.
On Sept. 5, 2020, a small crowd gathered in the St. Burchardi church in Halberstadt, Germany, to hear the first sound change in almost seven years to an organ piece by composer John Cage that will go on until the year 2640.
by Michelle Konstantinovsky
Serious chocoholics can't get enough of their favorite treat and are always looking for ways to get more of it. These chocolate-themed attractions should help satisfy their sweet teeth.
by Caroline Eubanks
Haunted houses have an arsenal of scare tactics they deploy depending on who darkens their doors.
by Dave Roos
You can replace your iPhone easily but what about its contents? That's why it's good to back them up. Here's how.
by Chris Pollette
Free Land: How the Homestead Act Helped America Expand Westward
President Abraham Lincoln signed into law that any person in the U.S. could have free land — 160 acres in fact. But there was a catch.
By John Donovan
Why Is the Goldendoodle So Popular, and Do They Make Good Pets?
What do you get when you mix a poodle and a golden retriever? An oodleriever? Nope — you get a goldendoodle. They're great pets, but have a ton of rambunctious energy and need a lot of play time and attention.
By Wendy Bowman
Why Isn't the U.S. on the Metric System?
Why do Americans Sell Soda by the Liter but Milk by the Gallon?
How the Metric System Works
Why Does the U.S. Use Fahrenheit Instead of Celsius?
The Facebook Flick and Other Strange Units of Measurement
The Kilogram Is Dead. Meet the Kilogram 2.0
9 Halloween Attractions That Went Too Far
What Is Candy Corn and How Is It Made?
5 Halloween Myths That Will Not Die
10 Real-life Haunted Houses
Fungus-based Pesticides Might Be the Green Solution of the Future
A Season for Change: The Equinox and Solstice Quiz
The Mighty Banyan Tree Can 'Walk' and Live for Centuries
Do You Have to 'Break In' a New Car?
The Car Cupholder Craze Is Out of Control
Texas Law Would Let Parents Give Teen's Driving Test
What's So American About Apple Pie?
The Ballad of the Pickled Whaling Captain from Connecticut
The Ghost of Wild West Gunslinger Tom Horn Still Haunts Wyoming
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