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This ad will have you air drumming in no time

[embedded content] Before you even say, “It’s not even Thanksgiving yet!,” take a moment to watch this video. Yes, it’s a Christmas commercial. It’s also a big nod to the music of the ’80s, and it might just put a…

In these villages, the mail comes by babushka

[embedded content] The roads are long and often mountainous, but 83-year-old Ekaterina Dzalaeva-Otaraeva walks them several days a week. As the postwoman for the remote North Ossetian village of Tsey in Russia, she treks 25 to 30 miles round-trip on…

Cast your vote for your favorite Alka-Rocket challengers

Competitors need your help to launch a fan-favorite team into the next round. Want to be a part of rocket-launching history? The third annual Alka-Rocket Challenge is underway, and the competing teams need your help. Between Nov. 4 and 15,…

Is OK Boomer about age or attitude?

Remember avocado toast? Two years ago, everyone was bashing millennials for their self indulgence. Millennials were blamed for the death of everything from cereals to soap, and most recently, carpeting. We tried to point out that avocado toast was not…

REI wants you to do more than #OptOutside on Black Friday

For several years, outdoor goods chain REI has not participated in the madness of Black Friday. Instead they’ve encouraged employees and shoppers to skip the stores and head for the hills via their #OptOutside campaign. This year, the retailer is…

20 fantastic photos that offer a big peek into a small world

From the geometric patterns of a housefly’s eye to the colorful inner workings of a pregnant crustacean, the winners of this year’s Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition all captured magical microscopic moments. First place went to the vibrant image of…

​'The Real Dirt on America's Frontier Legends'

We think we know a lot about frontier legends Lewis and Clark, Davy Crockett, Daniel Boone, Jim Bridger, Hugh Glass (of “The Revenant” fame), Jeremiah Johnson (whose actual name was John “Liver-Eating” Johnston) and William “Buffalo Bill” Cody, but in…

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What is ASMR (and why does it feel so good?)

Millions of people are viewing YouTube videos of people whispering, crinkling bags and tapping on a variety of surfaces. The people who create this content have become Internet celebrities, amassing hundreds of millions of views. Welcome to the world of…

What is ASMR (and why does it feel so good?)

Millions of people are viewing YouTube videos of people whispering, crinkling bags and tapping on a variety of surfaces. The people who create this content have become Internet celebrities, amassing hundreds of millions of views. Welcome to the world of…

Get ready to celebrate 'Indigenous Peoples Day'

Growing up, we all likely encountered a very rosy description of Italian explorer Christopher Columbus, how he sailed the ocean blue, discovered America, had three ships, blah, blah, blah. In reality, Columbus was something of a giant horror show in…