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Carnivorous Hammerhead Flatworms Are Invading France

Some species contain the same neurotoxin found in pufferfish.

Need to Meet Amazon's Free Shipping Minimum? This Site Will Tell You What to Buy

You don't have to go overboard trying to meet that $25 minimum.

Everything That's Leaving Netflix in June

Dig into Anthony Bourdain's 'Parts Unknown' (before it's too late).

The World’s First Totoro-Themed Restaurant Is Coming to Thailand

May's Garden House is filled with nods to the classic Hayao Miyazaki film.

McDonald's May Be Getting Rid of Its Plastic Straws

Environmentalists have been saying that straws suck for some time.

Museum Discovers Classic Renaissance Painting Hidden in Its Own Collection

The painting was categorized as a copy in the 1930s, and a curator recently identified it as an Andrea Mantegna original.

What Causes Sinkholes?

Why the ground sometimes just opens up.

New AI-Driven Music System Analyzes Tracks for Perfect Playlists

It categorizes a song's genre, mood, tempo, and more.

Food Sorting Gallery

Can you select the items that belong to each set of food and cooking related categories?

How Are Speed Limits Set?

Don't blame the government if you're unhappy with a speed limit—blame your fellow drivers.

DNA Analysis of Loch Ness Could Reveal the Lake's Hidden Creatures

Three hundred water samples from around the lake will be tested.

5 Simple Seating Tricks That Will Transform Your Living Room

Whether it's a cocktail party, a book club get-together, or a 'Game of Thrones' binge night, you want a setup that makes socializing easy and enjoyable.

How Long to Steep Your Tea, According to Science

You're a quick chemistry lesson away from a better brew.

Sleeping In on Weekends May Help You Catch Up on Sleep After All

The new study could change the way we think about sleep debt.

School Buses May Soon Come with Seat Belts

Federal regulators are still arguing over whether belts will make a difference in passenger safety.