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Who Was Rube Goldberg, and What Are Rube Goldberg Machines?
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April 18 By John Donovan
How 'Algospeak' Subverts Online Shadow Banning
April 13 By Roger J. Kreuz
How Atlanta Became the World's Busiest Airport, Again
April 10 By John Donovan
Stats Say Global Warming Helps Batters Slug Balls Over Walls
April 10 By Justin S. Mankin, Christopher W. Callahan
FDA Approves OTC Narcan Nasal Spray for Opioid Overdose
April 3 By Joni Carroll, Janice L. Pringle
Mercedes to Launch EV Charging Network. Is the Grid Ready?
Why Do Songs Get Stuck in My Head?
NASA Moon Trees Still Stand as Testament to Apollo 14
Astral Projection: An Intentional Out-of-body Experience
If You Hear a Scream in a Movie, It's Probably the Wilhelm Scream
Johann Sebastian Bach: A Duelling, Fighting, Hard-drinking Rock Star Turns 336
Flyting Words: The Medieval Origins of the Insult Rap Battle
Quiz: Guess Which Celebrities Are Related!
The Highly Venomous Timber Rattlesnake Is an American Icon
The Pallas's Cat Is the Original Grumpy Wildcat
What's the Difference Between a Stoat and a Weasel?
Maine Coon Cats: Gentle Giants of the Feline World
A River Runs Through It
The 9 Longest Rivers in the World: From the Nile to the Congo
When it comes to rivers, longest doesn't necessarily mean biggest, and length can be difficult to determine, so the top spot will always be debated.
Get Your Garden On
Deserts of the World
5 of Earth's Highest Deserts
Not all deserts have sand and they're certainly not all hot. They're just extremely dry and have little vegetation. That means deserts are located all over the planet, including at super-high elevations.