Kate Abbott thought the Cub Scouts would be a great place for her son to make friends. Then they came across the "Duty to God" requirements.
Welcome to What We Learned This Week, a digest of the most curiously important facts from the past few days. This week: A week at a nudist retreat, the slow decline of the American college and the incredible cost of fixing an old, cheap truck.
What happened when I tried not-dating on Tinder.
Look, our tiny place and short time in the universe is relatively insignificant. And if that fills you with existential dread, allow optimistic nihilism to quell your fears.
Surprise eggs and slime are at the center of an online realm that’s changing the way the experts think about human development.
The current record holder, SimplySeze, managed this depressing task in about fifteen and a half minutes.
Who are we without our clothes?
I can sum up my ownership experience of a 2004 Launch Edition Volkswagen Phaeton W12 exactly the way my friends describe their boats: my two best days were the day I bought it and the day I sold it.
A diagnosis of cancer is never cause for celebration, no matter who receives it. But McCain, whose decades-long career in the Senate is seen by his peers as cause for praise, has a record that should not be glossed over.
What do you buy to help someone you’ve never met start over in a new country?
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The story is a little corny and the physics seem a bit strange, but the characters are lovable, and the whole thing definitely has that Pixar montage feel, which means we're big fans.
97-year-old Ken Sturdy was a signalman with the Royal Navy during the Dunkirk evacuation, and he talked about what it was like to see the event on film in "Dunkirk."
Peak TV has brought in a flood of global acting talent. It’s the job of dialect coaches like Samara Bay to help them all sound right.
Memories begin when your neurons respond to outside stimuli — and compound to rewire your brain.
Scientists and philosophers have long recognized the existence of a so-called beauty premium. But can homeliness pay, too?
Jury selection in Martin Shkreli's trial followed the growing tendency to cut not only jurors who have an opinion, but also those who know anything about a case.
A flash flood rushed through Water Wheel Falls in Arizona capturing everything in its path. Luckily, this man and his entire group made it out safely.
Why mental fatigue can feel so physical.
Why is it that humans speak so many languages? And why are they so unevenly spread across the planet?
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