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Lasers Shed Light on Why You Need to Close the Lid Before You Flush

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Toilets spew invisible aerosol plumes with every flush. How do we know? The proof was captured by high-powered lasers.

Was James Dean's Car Cursed?

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James Dean died at the age of 24 when he crashed his Porsche 550 Spyder. The car and its parts have been connected to many mysterious deaths ever since.

What Is the Real Meaning Behind 'Ring Around the Rosie'?

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We all grew up playing 'Ring Around the Rosie.' But what does it even mean?

The Odds Are Against Ex-presidents Who Vie for the White House

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Few former U.S. presidents have ever run again, but even fewer have won. What does this mean for Donald Trump?

8 Most Expensive Things in the World, From Parking to Palaces

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If money was no problem, how much would you spend on a car, painting or house? We've got the items with the biggest price tags here.

Adding Solar Panels to Farms Is Good for Plants, Animals and People

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The unlikely symbiotic relationship of solar panels and agriculture is known as agrivoltaics. Is it coming to a farm near you?

The French Baguette Receives UNESCO World Heritage Status

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The baguette is the most popular bread eaten in France. So it makes sense UNESCO would protect it as an iconic part of the country's cultural heritage.

What Is an Ignition Coil?

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Your car's ignition coil supplies the engine with the high voltages needed to get the car running. But what if the ignition coil is malfunctioning?

December Is the Time to See the Cold Cold Moon

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When December's moongazing rolls around, you'll want to take a look at the cold moon, an appropriate moniker if there ever was one.

Point d'Alençon Lace Will Always Be the Queen of Lace

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Point d'Alençon Lace is a needlepoint lace that originated in Alençon, France. It's delicate and rare and takes years to master.

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