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Shhh! Don't Tell. There's a Secret Apartment Atop the Eiffel...

Did you know that the iconic monument in the French capital city is topped by a secret apartment? But who built it, and why?

Closing Your Bedroom Door at Night Could Save Your Life

The 'Close Before You Doze' campaign is on a mission to get you to sleep with your bedroom doors closed. Why? Fire safety.

A Heavenly Angels Quiz

Halos and robes and wings are how most people think of angels, but these heavenly beings are actually a lot more complex than their...

8 Wild and Sprawling Facts About Mongolia

Mongolia is a country struggling to maintain its nomadic ways while stepping boldly into the modern 21st century world.

Why Some Animals Eat Rocks To Aid in Digestion

Gastroliths, or "stomach stones," are found in animals from chickens to sea lions. But what are they for?

Who Was the World's First King?

This is not an easy question to answer, thanks to the mists of time. But historians have put forth several possibilities. An ancient...

The Art and Science of Aging Beer

We know wine collectors age their wine. But what about beer? There's movement of beer enthusiasts dabbling in aging beer, too. Do...

Permanent Hair Dye, Straighteners Linked to Higher Breast...

A study from the National Institutes of Health found women who regularly use permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners are...

It Takes a DJ: Healthy Reef Sounds May Lure Fish to Damaged...

If it looks like a party is on, maybe they'll come back. Playing the sounds of a noisy, healthy coral reef can attract important fish...

How Did the Goldfish Become Everyone's First Pet?

Goldfish may seem like an easy starter pet, but they do require some basic care so they don't end up in the toilet a few weeks later!...

Why Does the 'Dirty Dancing' Lake Keep Draining?

Mountain Lake in Virginia is best known for its starring role in 'Dirty Dancing.' But today, it's nothing more than a muddy pit that's...

What Is Planck's Constant, and Why Does the Universe Depend...

Planck's constant, which made an appearance in the Netflix series "Stranger Things," is one of the most important differences between...

5 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Cleopatra

Today she is widely known for her beauty and her seductive ways, but scholars say we've been hoodwinked by propaganda written by her...

20 Memorable Moments of the 21st Century So Far

The world has come a long way since we were prepping for Y2K to potentially crash computers and the economy as we know it. We've witnessed...

Penguins: The Monogamous Tuxedoed Birds That 'Fly' Underwater

There are up to 26 species of penguins in the world, most of whom mate for life, and while none of them can fly, they swim like Olympic...

'Hour of Code' Demystifies Computer Programming for Kids

'Hour of Code' is a fun way to introduce children (and even adults) to the world of computer programming. So, how do you get involved?

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